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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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_argument_validate::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_argument_validate.inc on line 87.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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Video: When the Oxford Punch Needle went viral

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Megan James



Amy Oxford invented an ergonomic rug-hooking needle in 1995. Since then, she's been running her business and teaching rug hooking from an old farmhouse in Cornwall. But recently, business has been booming. Sales are up 644 percent thanks to a little boost from a decidedly modern source: #oxfordpunchneedle started trending on Instagram.

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New stop light eyed for Route 7 in North Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh officials came away optimistic from an Aug. 29 meeting that the Vermont Agency of Transportation would take a serious look at a request from the town — and particularly North Ferrisburgh residents — for traffic signals at the intersection of Route 7 with Old Hollow and Stage Roads.

Selectboard members and residents alike agree that intersection, just south of Ferrisburgh’s border with Charlotte, is dangerous.

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'Nerdy' interests lead pharmacist duo to plan brewery in Bristol

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Who better to take on the science of suds than a couple of pharmacists?

Sam and Jamie Sawyer, practitioners of the time-honored art of the apothecary, are combining their love of chemistry and beer to form a new venture: the Hopothecary Brew Co. Last month they purchased the Rockydale Pizza property, east of Bristol village, where they intend to open a taproom next spring.

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When glasnost came to Middlebury: Participants in groundbreaking student exchange look back

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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First in a two-part series

MIDDLEBURY — In the late 1980s, as Mikhail Gorbachev led the Soviet Union through a series of major political reforms known as glasnost (sometimes translated as “openness”) newspapers across the United States began reporting on a burgeoning diplomatic effort that, if successful, could signal a change in the course of the Cold War.

“Unprecedented,” reported the Associated Press.

A “radical departure,” said The New York Times.

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New head of Middlebury recreation is a familiar face

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Hard work and tenacity pays off.

Just ask Dustin Hunt.

Fourteen years ago, Hunt was carting soil and fishing debris out of the Middlebury municipal pool as a part-time laborer with the town’s Parks & Recreation Department.

On Monday he began his new job as the department’s top administrator.

“It really is a dream come true for me,” Hunt, 33, said of his new job.

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2018 Addison County Field Days results

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Children's barnyard

Dairy conformation

Dairy fitting and showmanship

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Pesky mice seem to be everywhere; rodent boom raises Lyme fear

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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ADDISON COUNTY — It may be the height of summer, but mice and other rodents in Vermont are acting like it’s autumn, or even winter.

Months ahead of schedule they’ve begun to nest in cars, lawnmowers and houses, where they settle into the walls and crank out babies. At night they skitter through the rafters, clickety-click, gnaw on electrical wiring and creep through kitchens, leaving trails of droppings.

And county residents have had enough.

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Kniffin stepping down as Porter Hospital president

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center Board Chair Maureen McLaughlin has announced that Porter’s President, Dr. Fred Kniffin, will step down from his leadership role next spring. The search for a new leader for Porter will begin shortly.

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Middlebury's cold-weather homeless shelter to open early

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — As homelessness becomes more visible downtown and more of a concern, Middlebury’s homeless shelter, the Charter House, will open six weeks early this year.

Doug Sinclair, co-executive director of the Charter House Coalition, said that in spite of uncertain funding the shelter on North Pleasant Street would open its doors on Sept. 1 this year rather than operating from mid-October to April as it has in prior years.

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