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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($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
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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.

Bristol Stampede hits $2M milestone

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — More than 20 years ago, when Sheri Bedard Bannister designed a logo for her family’s annual fundraiser, the Three Day Stampede Toward a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, she had no idea that dozens of people in her community would one day get it tattooed on their bodies.

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More than 2,000 flock to Kayhart Bros. Farm for breakfast, education

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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WEST ADDISON — As the last visitor departed from Saturday’s Breakfast on the Farm event, hosts Steve and Tim Kayhart of Kayhart Brothers Dairy in West Addison were walking on clouds.

“It was great for us, of course, but it was also great for the dairy industry as a whole,” Steve said.

The next day, however, he found himself in a funk.

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Bread Loaf students join with professional actors in summer stock theater

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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Books and papers are strewn about the floor of the Burgess Meredith Little Theater on the Bread Loaf campus of Middlebury College. Actors file in toward the open stage from all sides, grabbing chairs for a courtroom scene in an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.” Those not in the scene sit offstage and follow along with their scripts.

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Food shelves seeking support, even with gleaning

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is calling for food donations to carry hungry Addison County residents into this fall, when local food drives kick off to help nonprofit organizations replenish their larders.

At the same time, HOPE is beginning to reap the rewards of its annual gleaning program, through which several Addison County farms are contributing surplus fruits and vegetables for residents who can’t afford to maintain a balanced diet.

HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross hopes that effort can fill in the gaps.

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Milton paper's probe leads to coach citation

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Kit Norton of VTDigger.org



MILTON — Following a probe that was sparked by investigative reporting published in the Milton Independent, police cited former Milton youth football program president Matt King on Tuesday for felony embezzlement.

King will be arraigned in September and could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The Milton Independent, a weekly community newspaper, published a story titled “Bucking the Bronco” on May 30 based on five months of reporting.

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Clean water advocate Ehlers seeks governorship

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — James Ehlers is running for governor to “represent the interests of Vermonters.”

“Money,” he said, “is the corrupting influence in politics,” and the policies adopted by politicians accepting that money often benefit the wealthy over the working and lower middle classes, in his view.

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By the way for August 2

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Committee chooses city manager finalists

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After a series of video interviews on Tuesday night the committee charged with recommending candidates to be the new Vergennes city manager to the city council has narrowed the field from six semifinalists to three finalists, according to search committee chairman and Deputy Mayor Jeff Fritz.

Fritz said plans call for those three finalists to do another round of video interviews, this time with the entire city council, at a special meeting next week.

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Man cited for sex assaults on unconscious relative

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



NORTH FERRISBURGH — A New York man pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison County Superior Court’s criminal division to two felony counts of sexual assault, stemming from allegations he had non-consensual sex with an extended family member on two separate occasions while she was in a deep sleep while recovering from seizures.

Aaron Candido, 34, of St. Johnsonville, N.Y., faces a prison term of three years to life, as well as a fine of up to $25,000, on each of the two sex assault charges, if convicted.

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Campaign violation alleged against sheriff candidate Newton

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Mike Donoghue



MIDDLEBURY — A complaint has been filed with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel as to whether Peter Newton, a lieutenant in the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, is eligible to run for county sheriff because a portion of his police salary was paid through a federal grant before his campaign began.

Sheriff Don Keeler, who is not seeking re-election, and Newton said this week there is no basis for the anonymous complaint under what is known as the federal Hatch Act.

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