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Middlebury considers whether to fix or scrap expensive fire truck

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury firefighters and town officials are considering whether to refurbish or replace the department’s ladder truck, its most sophisticated and expensive piece of equipment that is showing its age and suffered a major failure at the scene of a fire last month.

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Juice bar expands from Bristol to Middlebury

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Bristol-based Juice Amour will soon open their first location in Wolcott Plaza at 1396 Route 7 South in Middlebury. The space, most recently home to Carolyn’s Closet, is currently under construction with plans to open to the public the beginning of July.

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Middlebury police cite N.Y. man for allegedly deadly threats

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on May 29 cited Shaun Ryan, 32, of Crown Point, N.Y., with two counts of disorderly conduct stemming from an investigation into allegations that he threatened some employees of the Agri-Mark/Cabot plant at 869 Exchange St.

The threatening behavior, according to Middlebury Police Det. Kris Bowdish, escalated between August and December of 2015 and allegedly involved threats of deadly violence directed against employees and their families.

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Victor Nuovo: Lucretius and the Meaning of it All

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of essays on Lucretius, an early philosopher who provides a link to “lost classics” through his epic poem “On the Nature of Things.”

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Cows turning into recyclers

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRIDPORT — “There are so many closed loop systems. It’s all about that on our farms,” said Bridport dairy farmer Marie Audet, emphasizing the ways that sustainability is also a part of commonsense farm practice.

“We grow crops to feed the cows, and they make milk. Their milk makes Cabot cheese. And in the cheese-making process there’s some leftover stuff — whey — that instead of going into the municipal waste system in Middlebury gets brought back here,” she said, referring to her family’s Blue Spruce Farm.

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Bixby's plant sale is this Saturday

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Friends of the Bixby Library will hold their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes.

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Middlebury Rotary receives 'Club of the Year' award

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Rotary Clubs of Middlebury and Barre shared the 2016 District Governor Cup “Club of the Year” award presented at the recent District 7850 annual conference in Jay Peak.

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New pumper fire truck sought for Vergennes

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — On Tuesday, May 24, the Vergennes City Council discussed a sewer rate hike (see related story here) and also:

•  Heard from City Manager Mel Hawley that costs at the city’s recycling center could rise by around 10 percent, but that he did not have final numbers yet.

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Mount Independence to celebrate 'Trails Day'

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont is celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, with a hike into history at 2 p.m. Mount Independence Coalition board member and retired history teacher Mark Brownell leads this hike.

This is one of many programs this year to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the start of Mount Independence, as well as the 50th anniversary of the trail system. It is co-sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition. 

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ACTR seeks feedback on possible bus route changes

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) is seeking feedback from riders and other community members on proposed route and schedule redesigns for its in-county services. The organization is hosting the following open hours for community feedback:

•  Wednesday, June 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m., North Branch School, 898 Lincoln Road, Ripton.

•  Tuesday, June 14, 5-6 p.m., Vergennes Police Department, Route 22A.

•  Tuesday, June 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Holley Hall, North Street, Bristol.

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