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Movie review: Operation Finale

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Operation Finale — Running Time: 2:06 — Rating: PG-13

“Operation Finale” raises tough questions about the filming of genuine tragedies. This would be a fine movie if it were fiction, but the Holocaust is a subject that doesn’t lend itself to fiction. To fictionalize the gassing of 6 million men, women and children is to tinker with history and it just doesn’t work. What does work is the production of repeated documentaries that keep the tragedy alive throughout the present and future as a lesson never to be forgotten.

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Bristol Police Log: Dept. patrols district, keeps peace

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Between Aug. 27 and Sept. 2, Bristol police completed 11 foot and car patrols at various locations, namely on Mountain Street, Main Street and surrounding areas, including near Bristol Elementary School while children were arriving at and departing from school.

Officers also completed four hours and 30 minutes of directed patrol, traffic enforcement and patrols outside the police district under a town contract and two hours and 40 minutes of directed patrol in various areas inside the police district.

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Railway deal helps to solidify Middlebury's big dig

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two competing railroads have signed an agreement clearing the way for a freight train detour around downtown Middlebury during the summer of 2020, when a concrete tunnel will be installed in place of the Main Street and Merchants Row overpasses.

The agreement is between Vermont Rail and its competitor, the Genesee & Wyoming — which owns New England Central Railroad. It allows Vermont Rail to detour its trains around Middlebury using New England Central tracks.

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New device at Porter speeds recovery for hip replacement patients

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center President Dr. Fred Kniffin recalled the day five years ago when the hospital’s orthopedic surgeons asked for a “Hana Table.”

“At the time, I had never heard of such a thing,” Kniffin said.

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'Nerdy' interests lead pharmacist duo to plan brewery in Bristol

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Who better to take on the science of suds than a couple of pharmacists?

Sam and Jamie Sawyer, practitioners of the time-honored art of the apothecary, are combining their love of chemistry and beer to form a new venture: the Hopothecary Brew Co. Last month they purchased the Rockydale Pizza property, east of Bristol village, where they intend to open a taproom next spring.

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Fire cadet's dream transcends both language and culture

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — English is not his first language. America is not his first culture. But this has not stopped 17-year-old Sepehr Belar from pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter.

That dream, so common among children the world over, just happens to have begun in Tehran, Iran, where Belar grew up, and where fire-related tragedies left a strong impression on him.

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Veteran TAM trailmaster steps back after 25 years

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury Area Land Trust Director Amy Sheldon during the early 1990s imagined the Trail Around Middlebury as an emerald necklace. A 19-mile path weaving its way through lush green hills, waterways, rolling pastures and other natural gems that could be experienced for free.

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Vice President Mike Pence has a creemee in Sudbury

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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SUDBURY — Vice President Mike Pence spent his Labor Day Weekend in the Green Mountain State and enjoyed Vermont’s official summertime treat.

WCAX-TV reported Air Force Two touched down at Burlington Airport early Friday afternoon. A motorcade traveled south on Interstate 89. Videos posted to Facebook showed the motorcade then traveling west on Route 4 through Killington.

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When glasnost came to Middlebury, Part II: Soviet student exchanges changed lives

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a two-part series. Part one, published on Sept. 3, discussed the months of negotiations between Middlebury College administrators and Soviet officials that produced a groundbreaking exchange program 30 years ago this fall.

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