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Vandals hit Middlebury campus

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College community woke up to widespread vandalism on Saturday, Oct. 14, after an unknown individual(s) spray-painted condemnations of the college at eight locations on campus.

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International filmmakers give their unique take on cinema

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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Now in its third year, the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has served as a venue for first and second time filmmakers from all over the world.

At this year’s showcase, 16 of the more than 90 feature and short films slated to be screened were submitted by international filmmakers, who come from places like France, India, Lebanon and the United Kingdom.

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Makeshift gun ranges draw fire; call for safer shooting spaces grows

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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ADDISON COUNTY — The sound of gunfire way off in the woods is not unfamiliar to folks who enjoy trekking through the forests of Addison County. For Bill Mathis, who lives adjacent to a gravel pit turned shooting range in Goshen, that distant salvo has turned into bullets flying past as he sits on his porch.

“It’s (happened) probably four or five times,” Mathis said. “It is a bit disconcerting to have bullets whiz over your head.”

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Fairgoers find a world of fun at Field Days

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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Editors note: One of the great things about the Addison County Fair and Field Days is there is so dang much to take in the farm animals, the food and drink, the competitions, the thousands of friends and neighbors wandering around the crowded fairgrounds in the middle of a rural paradise. Here are a few snapshots from the 69th annual fair that we gathered last week.

 

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Demo Derby brings flips, fire and fun

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
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NEW HAVEN — An estimated crowd of more than 6,000 fans enjoyed a cool breeze and even colder drinks last Thursday as competitors faced off in one of the most beloved events the annual Addison County Fair and Field Days has to offer: the No. 1 Auto Parts Demolition Derby.

“The event is huge for our fair. Everybody just loves it,” said Diane Norris, the fair’s vice president.

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Mini donkey contest kicks off Field Days

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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NEW HAVEN — As the sun shone down on the opening day of the 2017 Addison County Fair & Field Days, several miniatures donkeys earned class titles and one became overall champion. But ascertaining which deserved the crown was not as easy as it might seem.

“It’s a lot harder (to judge) donkeys because when they get into their stubborn or scared streak they don’t always walk as straight as they normally would,” said Kathy Kennett, this year’s judge.

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Bristol leaders say 'no' to gun ordinance

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



BRISTOL — Members of the Bristol selectboard unanimously rejected a proposed gun ordinance at their meeting this past Monday, agreeing that the proposal would do nothing to prevent irresponsible gun ownership and may create more of a liability for the town.

“Throw it out. It’s completely unnecessary,” Selectman Ted Lylis said at the meeting, attended by about a dozen people. “It has just resulted in an extremely divisive situation. I don’t see the need for it.”

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YouthWorks teaches teens host of skills for workplace success

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — More strict than school, less strict than a traditional job. That’s the mantra of YouthWorks, an initiative sponsored by several Addison County and statewide organizations aiming to make area youth career ready.

This summer, 11 students ages 16-21 have been taking part in a YouthWorks program at Hannaford Career Center and at worksites to develop a variety of personal and professional skills. The goal is to teach them not only how to land a job, but to do well once they’re employed.

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Gun range dispute in Whiting intensifies

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
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WHITING — Tempers were high at the Whiting Town Hall last Wednesday, Aug. 2, as those involved in a zoning hearing over the legality of a gun shooting range argued the facts of the case and even questioned the veracity of a video of the previous hearing.

At issue was a shooting range operated by Nicolas Iocco on his property at 299 Stickney Road.

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'Hamlet' still hits home in 2017: Shakespeare on Main Street brings iconic show to Brandon

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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BRANDON — The opening of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is one of the most famous scenes in all of literature.

Two Danish watchmen, Bernardo and Marcellus, bring Horatio, a friend of Prince Hamlet, to their post to show him what they have seen the past two nights: the ghost of the deceased King Hamlet.

As the trio sit in darkness, the ghost suddenly appears. They stare at the spirit in disbelief until the dawn approaches and the king vanishes. Horatio then runs to tell young Hamlet what he has seen, and thus the play begins.

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