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Addison County police investigations inspire novel

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Acclaimed Vermont author Joseph Olshan often looks to the news headlines as inspiration for his suspenseful novels; his 10th book, “Black Diamond Fall,” is no exception.

And Olshan’s Addison County readers will immediately recognize two of the real-life events that help build the foundation of “Black Diamond Fall”: the disappearance and tragic death of Middlebury College freshman Nick Garza in 2008, and the vandalism spree at the Robert Frost Farmhouse in Ripton in December 2007.

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Former resident pens biography on historic figure

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Soledad Fox Maura has fond memories of her formative years in Middlebury during the late 1960s and early 1970s. She attended Mary Hogan Elementary School through third grade. She got to meet many interesting students and academicians through her mom, Prof. Marisol Maura, who taught Spanish language, literature and history courses at Middlebury College. Her mom would occasionally have students over to the house for wine, cheese and animated discussions on topics ranging from the Spanish Civil War to the simmering civil unrest of the ’60s.

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Book review: Mirage — by Somaiya Daud

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Jenny Lyons



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Business profile: Monroe Street Books

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — Most people who drive past the inconspicuous bookstore located two miles north of Middlebury on Route 7 would never guess what lies within.

“When people come in, they’re blown away,” said Timm Williams, who works in the store daily. “They say, ‘I’ve driven by for years and I never realized,’ and then they come in and they’re hooked.”

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National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips to speak at Ilsley

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — National Book Award Finalist Patrick Phillips will discuss his recent nonfiction book “Blood at the Root; A Racial Cleansing in America” on Aug. 20, at 2 p.m., at Ilsley Public Library. The book explores the fraught racial history of his homeplace of Forsyth County, Ga.

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Barre teen who penned Make-A-Wish book to give Middlebury reading

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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MIDDLEBURY — The captain of boat warned Jamie Heath that they might not see any sea turtles. Initially disappointed, as the sea creatures were her inspiration to choose Hawaii as her destination in the first place, she kept her head down and searched among the coral.

“If you see a sea turtle, call ‘Jamie,’” the captain announced.

Only a little while later someone yelled her name. She stuck her head beneath the water’s surface to find the turtles swimming beneath her.

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