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Town police and Middlebury College close the book on Murray protest

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — None of the demonstrators at the March 2 protest of a controversial political scientist at Middlebury College will face criminal charges, but scores of students have been disciplined by the school.

The Middlebury Police Department Tuesday announced it had concluded its investigation into the events surrounding Charles Murray’s visit to the college, with no charges forthcoming.

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Breaking the barriers: Local women tell stories of their glass ceilings

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series looking at the Vermont Women and Leadership report recently issued by Change the Story VT.

ADDISON COUNTY — When Peg Martin broke the gender barrier as the first woman on the Middlebury selectboard in 1973, board chair Earl Cone greeted her with: “You can’t change the color of the town trucks. We’ve just finally decided.”

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New memorial unveiling and parades on tap this weekend

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison County



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ADDISON COUNTY — Memorial Day festivities in Addison County this coming weekend will range from solemn to fun.

Three parades are planned, as well as the dedication of a new veterans memorial in Orwell.

Starting at 1:30 p.m., the parade will run through the middle or town and feature bands, community groups, trucks, classic cars and more. Bob and Sue Arnebold will be the grand marshals. Both have served Orwell for many years: Sue as the town clerk and Bob as an Orwell firefighter.

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Artists in Vermont open studio doors this Saturday and Sunday

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Bright yellow signs compete with a multitude of greens along Vermont’s roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and other artists across Vermont during the 2017 Spring Open Studio Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday.

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, handmade artwork.

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VUHS 8th-grader, mom get ready to go far for a cause

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Fourteen-year-old Kobe Kessler said he was getting restless and wanted to break out of his school-and-sports routine, and not in a small way.

Kessler, a Ferrisburgh resident and Vergennes Union Middle School 8th-grader, found the perfect answer. He; his veterinarian mother, Denise Kessler; and family friend Tom Stuwe, a Barre veterinarian, will this summer ride bicycles 4,200 miles across America and raise money for a good cause while doing so.

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Blindness no barrier to massage therapist

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Just another day at the office for Steven Fidler.

He welcomes a client into his massage and hypnotherapy office in Middlebury and motions him over to the comfy, cushioned table.

Fidler can hear the client getting ready. But don’t ask him to describe the person whose stress he will be spending the next hour removing.

Steven Fidler is blind.

Blind, but tremendously adept at a craft he has honed without the benefit of eyesight.

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Ron Powers to read from new book on mental health in Brandon

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Castleton author and Pulitzer Prizewinner Ron Powers will discuss and sign copies of his recent book, “No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America.” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Brandon Town Hall.

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New flavor of community support: Bristol company expands ice cream CSA

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Eliza La Rocca has always loved ice cream.

“I actually went through a period from elementary school to middle school where I was sort of obsessed with it,” said the ice cream impresaria half of Bristol’s Farm House Chocolates and Ice Cream. “Wherever we’d go, I’d immediately point out ‘Oh, there’s an ice cream shop ... and there’s another.’”

A stint in Italy leading food tours got her hooked on “the clean and bold” flavors Italians bring to gelato.

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Middlebury project includes $12M investment in rail

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials said this week that a $12 million addition to the downtown Middlebury rail bridges project is related to track improvements, equipment purchases and beefed up train crews that will be needed to ensure freight traffic can continue along the state’s western corridor during what will soon be abbreviated — and at times suspended — train traffic through Addison County’s shire town.

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Gov. Scott vetoes pot bill: Says he is open to some changes

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt of VTDgger.org



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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott became the first governor in the country to veto a bill that would legalize marijuana.

Scott announced Wednesday he will send the bill, S.22, back to the Legislature because the measure does not meet his requirements on a few key points.

However, the governor said he is “offering a path forward.” If lawmakers make certain changes to the legislation, he’d be willing to come around, he said.

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