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ACTR reminds students of South Pleasant Street stop

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources has welcomed all returning students back for another school year.

In Middlebury, with downtown construction and the Merchants Row bus stop closed ACTR buses are operating their pickup and transfer location on South Pleasant Street. 

“We look forward to getting you safely and on time to school,” said ACTR Regional Director Bill Cunningham.

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Vermont Folklife Center hosting a workshop on recording history

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



 MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center will offer a workshop on “Recording Audio for Ethnography, Oral History, and Digital Storytelling,” on Friday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center at 88 Main St. Andy Kolovos, VFC director of archives and research will lead the program.

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Learn about planting for pollinators

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY/NEW HAVEN — Now that the “Bee the Change Initiative” is successfully up and running, the Middlebury Garden Club will host Dr. Mike Kiernan, the project’s creator, for a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Road.

Through “Bee the Change,” Kiernan and his wife Tawnya identify under-used properties, including solar farms in particular, for planting flowers, shrubs and trees attractive to pollinators.

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Successful Middlebury film festival excites viewers, filmmakers

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — With the awarding of 13 fuzzy, well-groomed teddy bears, the third annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival closed its curtains on Aug. 27, concluding what festival organizers said was the best year ever.

MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven reported that this year’s festival featured the largest number of films screened (96), the most filmmakers to attend (over 40), and a record number of special guests. That the festival also attracted bigger audiences with high engagement also gave this year’s festival high marks.

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Globe reporter tells how his Boston crime boss story made it to film

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — The third annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continued its tradition of inviting special guests to talk about their experiences and accomplishments in filmmaking and beyond.

One of the guests this year, Dick Lehr, is a prominent author, journalist and screenwriter based in Boston. Lehr is co-author of “Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal,” which became the basis for the 2015 film “Black Mass,” which starred Johnny Depp as the notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger.

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Ripton environmental leader tapped for Art Gibb award

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Natural Resource Council will present this year’s Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Ripton resident Warren King, a lifelong conservationist, at VNRC’s annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21, at The Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College.

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Middlebury festival gives diverse filmmakers chances to reach new people

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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Documentary filmmaker Thomas Bena had just finished writing an email to Dick Lehr, the former Boston Globe investigative reporter, when I recognized him in Carol’s Hungry Mind Café on Saturday afternoon. I remembered him from that day’s earlier screening of “Nashville.” I quickly did some research on my phone and, as a rookie reporter and aspiring filmmaker, and engaged him in a conversation.

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Motorcycle crashes into dump truck in Middlebury

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating a motorcycle-versus-truck accident on Case Street on the evening of Monday, Aug. 28, that resulted in serious injuries to a man and woman who were riding the motorcycle.

Middlebury police Chief Tom Hanley said the crash occurred when a northbound motorcycle struck a northbound dump truck that was turning into a driveway at 4961 Case St., which is about halfway between Cobble Road and Mead Lane.

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Bridge School adding new programs, teachers for 2017-2018

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School, an independent elementary school in Middlebury, is starting the school year with some new employees and programs that, school officials said, expand its dedication to creativity and the arts, outdoor education, and innovative, student-driven learning.

This year, community collaboration is a unifying focus throughout Bridge’s programs; the school said it will get students out in the community, and open its doors to provide space for the entire Addison County community to gather, play and learn.

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Middlebury Police Log: Investigation launched into cruelty to child

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police launched an investigation on Aug. 22 into a possible case of cruelty to a child, stemming from information police they received from Porter Medical Center officials.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Responded to a report of a family fight near the intersection of Route 116 and Mead Lane on Aug. 21. Police said two brothers had been fighting.

•  Quieted a loud party at a Valley View Drive residence on Aug. 21.

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