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Feds give $10 million to spur passenger rail through county

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — A host of Vermont and federal officials gathered at Burlington’s Union Station on Friday to hail a $10 million U.S. Transportation Department grant that they said removes the final hurdle for restoring passenger rail services between Rutland and Burlington.

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Common Ground Center to host Envirothon May 19

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — The 21st Vermont Envirothon will take place at The Common Ground Center in Starksboro on May 19.

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Lincoln plans event to benefit local library

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library will again be selling raffle tickets this year for four box seats at Fenway Park in Boston. This year the game is Red Sox vs. Yankees on Sept. 16. Tickets were generously donated by Hugh Taylor. Tickets will be on sale at various locations including Lincoln Library, Lincoln General Store and the town clerk’s office.

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Orwell to revote Act 46 unification after petition is filed

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Orwell residents will get another chance to weigh in on their town’s possible participation in a Slate Valley Unified Union School District, as a result of a citizens’ petition received by the Orwell Town Clerk on Friday, May 6.

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Help prevent Lyme disease by following three simple tips

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — A growing number of Vermonters are falling ill with diseases spread by ticks, such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. These tick-borne diseases are preventable if you take action to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors now, and in the warmer months ahead.

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A new exhibit turns everyday objects into valuable 'ArtiFacts'

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — At first glance, most of the items being collected for the latest exhibit at Town Hall Theater’s Jackson Gallery look quite pedestrian.

A bottle of water.

An inexpensive Chinese lantern.

An old leather vest.

A small, crocheted angel.

A far cry from the distinguished portraits, vivid watercolors and delicate craftwork often on display at the Jackson Gallery.

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Well-known public servant returns after extended medical leave

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MONKTON — Back on Feb. 18, at about 6 a.m., calls went out to the Monkton Fire Department, Vergennes Area Rescue Squad and Vermont State Police: A car had gone off Hollow Road in Monkton and hit a tree.

According to state police, the driver had “suffered a medical event” and lost control of his vehicle.

That driver was well-known public servant Ken Wheeling, for 40 years the Monkton town moderator and zoning administrator; he also in recent years handled the zoning job in Ferrisburgh and Waltham.

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Bristol store basking in glow of new solar array

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol Beverage and Redemption Center is now catching some rays — 24.795 kW worth, to be exact.

With 87 roof-mounted solar panels installed in mid-April (plus two heat pumps), owner Adam LaPerle expects to cut his electricity bill in half and to eliminate the use of propane-based heating in his retail space entirely.

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Army private stumbled upon Nazi tanks at end of WWII

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By George Jaeger



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Editor’s note: This Sunday, May 8, marks 71 years since the Allied Victory in Europe, known as VE Day. In May 1945 as World War II came to an end in Europe, George Jaeger, now a New Haven resident, found himself celebrating the end of hostilities in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. Just shy of 19 years old, he had crossed Europe as a GI war crimes investigator with Fifth Corps Headquarters, which had been assigned for the last push to Gen. George Patton’s Third Army.

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Maple Run half-marathon lures a big field

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — About 516 individuals and 77 relay teams competed in the eighth annual Middlebury Maple Run this past Sunday under cloudy skies, temps in the low 50s and a steady drizzle later on in the morning. It was the first rainy day of the event’s eight-year history, but runners stayed cool and fast times prevailed.

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