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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Top 10, No. 5: Vermont Gas pipeline begins to deliver natural gas locally

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



After many public meetings, much litigation, thousands of hours of debate and millions of dollars spent, Vermont Gas in March turned on the spigot to its Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline.

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Top 10, No. 6: Porter starts new phase in medical affiliation

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Porter Medical Center in 2017 officially sealed its affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network, and immediately began planning for bigger things — including repairs to its nursing home and new facilities on its campus off South Street.

It was quite the turnaround for what is now known as the “University of Vermont/Porter Medical Center.”

Only a year earlier, PMC had been laying off staff, mopping up red ink and watching some of its health care providers leave for other jobs.

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Top 10, No. 7: Rail bridge replacement tears up downtown Middlebury

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



A $52 million effort to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges isn’t due to begin in earnest until early next spring, but area merchants and residents in June got a sneak peek of the major work to come when the Vermont Agency of Transportation demolished the deteriorating Merchants Row and Main Street spans above the railroad and replaced them with two temporary bridges.

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Top 10, No. 8: College protesters shout down speaker

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



There were many protests in Addison County in 2017 (see No. 2 in our Top 10), but one that struck a particularly grating chord that echoed around the nation was the demonstration over speaker Charles Murray’s appearance at Middlebury College this past March 2. The local college, like institutions of higher learning around the country, continues to wrestle with free speech issues as we head into the new year.

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Top 10, No. 9: Vermont Green Line short-circuits

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



For about two years the towns of New Haven and Ferrisburgh, and to a much lesser extent Waltham, had talked with a consortium of companies that had hoped to build an underground transmission line running from upstate New York to New Haven.

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Top 10, No. 10: Gun regulations draw fire

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Two county communities hosted at times heated debates this year about where lines should be drawn between the right to shoot firearms and the right to neighborhood peace and safety.

The situations and the results varied.

In Whiting neighbors of a gun range that town officials said was illegal complained about noise and safety. About two dozen showed up at a zoning board hearing in July to oppose ongoing shooting at a Stickney Road range. The owner, Nicolas Iocco, said he no longer runs the range as a business, although he would accept donations.

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Addy Indy seeks experienced journalist

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Web producer/reporter

The Addison Independent in Middlebury, Vt., is seeking an energetic multimedia journalist to join our award-winning, twice-a-week multi-media news staff. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in reporting and producing stories in text, audio, digital and video formats.

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Jack DesBois to celebrate Epiphany with verse and song

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — Actor and singer Jack DesBois is readying a performance of “The Western Star” for Addison County audiences twice this coming weekend and once more the following.

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How to find time for exercise in the new year

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Metro Creative



A new year marks a great time to embrace change, and New Year’s is right around the corner. Many people do just that by making resolutions designed to improve their lives in the year and years ahead.

Resolutions regarding personal health are annually among the most popular changes people hope to make at the dawn of a new year. In fact, a quick scan of annual lists citing the most popular resolutions found that pledges to eat healthier and exercise more can be found at or near the top of such lists.

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Living with Dying: Grief etiquette

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By End of Life Care Partnership



“Grieving is private, but it can be public, too. We need to stop being afraid of public mourning. We need to be open to mourners. We need to look each other in the eye, and say ‘I am so sorry.’” — Jess Decourcy Hinds

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