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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.
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Planned respite home would aid the terminally ill

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — A group of Addison County residents is laying the groundwork for a new respite care home that would provide support services for dying patients and their families.

The nonprofit venture, called Addison Respite Care Home Ltd. (ARCH), would be located on land off Middle Road. A very preliminary plan calls for the approximately 3,000-square-foot facility to be equipped with two private bedrooms for terminally ill residents, along with related amenities and basic accommodations for family visitors.

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Adults join teens on cap and gown circuit

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By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Linda King was in 10th grade when she decided she’d had enough of school. It was during the early 1970s, and her parents were going through a divorce — too much domestic tension, confusion and distraction to feel comfortable in a classroom.

“I thought I knew everything,” King, a Cornwall resident, said last week. “I didn’t really like school.”

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Lucioni paintings at college celebrate Vermont's pastoral landscape

By KATHRYN FLAGG

MIDDLEBURY — The view from the Middlebury College Museum of Art, gazing east, is a lovely one: in the foreground, a copse of trees stands between the college athletic fields, and the Green Mountains rise to gentle peaks in the distance.

This summer, the view inside the museum is arguably lovelier still, as the college celebrates the landscapes paintings and etchings of celebrated Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni.

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'The Barber of Seville' hits Middlebury (with slideshow)

MIDDLEBURY — When “The Barber of Seville” opens on Friday, June 5, it will confirm Middlebury’s status as one of the smallest towns in the country with a professional opera company. The production marks the Opera Company of Middlebury’s sixth year of producing grand opera in the intimate confines of Town Hall Theater.

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Local representatives help override budget veto

By JOHN FLOWERS
MONTPELIER — The overwhelming majority of Addison County lawmakers on Tuesday voted with the majority in a successful override of Gov. James Douglas’s budget veto, thereby setting in stone a spending plan for fiscal year 2010.

The House voted 100 to 50 — the bare minimum two-thirds majority necessary — to override Douglas’s veto of the $4.5 billion spending plan. It was the first budget veto in the state’s history.

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Bristol planners dig into mining law, draft town plan

By KATHRYN FLAGG
BRISTOL — Front and center at Tuesday’s meeting of the Bristol Planning Commission was the first draft of new rules that would revise Section 526 of Bristol’s zoning ordinances, the section dealing with the extraction of earth resources like gravel, sand, soil, or quarry stone.

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Vietnam vet's Saigon story crops up in iconic photo

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By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — It’s not unusual for a student to bring in a poster, picture, letter or some other prop to bring a moment in time closer to reality for a history class.

Middlebury Union High School student Evelyn Hill last week brought her uncle to class — a man who not only experienced the Vietnam War, but whose self-professed greatest contribution is etched in history in one of the most iconic photographs of the fall of Saigon.

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Vergennes weighs level-funding its 2009-2010 budget

By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday will begin reviewing a draft 2009-2010 city budget prepared by City Manager Mel Hawley. Hawley said if adopted, the budget would not raise the municipal portion of the city’s property tax rate.

He will present at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday a roughly $1.53 million spending plan that cuts almost $16,500 from current spending levels. The budget does not include the city’s sewer budget, which is supported by user fees.

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'Barber of Seville' promises great music, lots of laughs

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MIDDLEBURY — Professional singers from all over the country descend on Middlebury this month for a fully staged production of “The Barber of Seville.” Rossini’s comic masterpiece is presented by the Opera Company of Middlebury, now in its sixth season.

The first performance is at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 5, with a 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, matinee. There will be additional performances on Tuesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 11.

After last year’s sold-out success with “La Bohème,” the company wanted to try something fun.

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Sun shines on Weybridge boy's bright idea

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By JOHN FLOWERS
WEYBRIDGE — Nine-year-old Matt Ouellette was scoping out his grandfather’s barn at Weybridge Farms last year when he spotted something quite ordinary, but quite interesting. It was an old, discarded lawnmower.
In it he saw some great potential.

“I thought I’d convert it into a solar car,” Matt, a third grader at Weybridge Elementary, said.

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