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New buildings not always needed to solve housing shortage

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Sarah Asch



ADDISON COUNTY — As developers face rising construction costs, town zoning regulations and a lack of infrastructure, the possibility of adding new affordable housing in Addison County gets more complicated. However, there are other, smaller ways to help increase local housing stock without developing new projects.

One potential solution is to encourage homeowners to build accessory dwelling units, often called in-law apartments, and rent them out.

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Lawmakers cite 2019 priorities

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — While much of the discussion at the Legislative Breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday was on the idea of a “carbon tax,” the four lawmakers and many citizens in attendance also talked about other important issues.

Other discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast focused on:

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Triolo guilty of Vergennes armed robbery

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Mike Donoghue



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BURLINGTON — A serial armed robber, who used a handgun to steal more than $6,100 from a clerk at the Small City Market in Vergennes this past May, has pleaded guilty to robberies at three Vermont convenience stores.

Mark Triolo, 46, pointed a pistol at the head of a clerk at the Small City Market during the May 1, 2018, robbery, authorities said. The robber stole about $6,115 before fleeing the store at the corner of Main and South Water streets at about 9:05 p.m., Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said.

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Troubadour rolls through Ripton with folk rock

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Greg Klyma will perform on Saturday, Feb. 2 for the Ripton Community Coffee House music series, but note, that this concert will be held at the Ripton Elementary School, due to repair work being done at the regular location.

Some artists find inspiration in romantic break-ups, others find it in rediscovering their roots. For Boston-based singer-songwriter Greg Klyma, it came from both.

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Maple Fest on tap in Shoreham

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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SHOREHAM — Shoreham’s Friends of the Platt Memorial Library will host a benefit concert and maple dessert contest on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Brandon’s Nelson Bandella and Friends will rock the library with their own special brand of folky Americana. The family-friendly event will offer free admission.

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Lincoln news for Jan. 31

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — The library isn’t just for books anymore. Now there is the opportunity to check out more than just books. At the Lincoln Library, they plan to start with a microscope, puzzles, a Nook e-reader and soon there will be snowshoes. Some of these items will be able to leave the library, while others will need to stay in the library. Depending on the feedback they receive, they may add more items. Let the librarians know what you think.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police help 'masked man'

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A report of a masked man outside of a Vergennes lending institution last week proved to be a false alarm, city police said.

Police on Friday, Jan. 25, were called because a man was walking back and forth near a credit union wearing, according to police, a white mask that covered his entire head, a black jacket and white boots. Police said they recognized him when he complied with their request to remove the mask, and he told police he was acting out because he was unhappy.

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Middlebury Police Log: Woman cited for simple assault

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Regina Fuller, 39, of Middlebury for simple assault, following their investigation of a Jan. 22 incident at Porter Hospital that allegedly involved hospital staff.

Fuller was released after being processed.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Helped a man who was locked out of his Main Street apartment on Jan. 21.

•  Responded to Porter Hospital on a report of an unruly patient on Jan. 21.

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Vermont State Police: Hinesburg woman found in Monkton barn

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — At about 1 a.m. this past Sunday, Jan. 27, Vermont State Police troopers from the New Haven barracks responded to a home on States Prison Hollow Road in Monkton for a report of an individual who had broken into a cow barn.

Troopers found Amanda St. Cyr, 37, of Hinesburg inside of the barn; police said she did not have the permission from the property owners to be there.

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