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Model trains run at the Sheldon Museum station

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBUY — For the 25th year, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Middlebury hosts its annual holiday model train exhibit, which delights visitors of all ages. Volunteer engineers will operate the three levels of trains beginning Tuesday, Nov. 29. To confirm hours that the trains are operative, call the museum at 802-388-2117 or visit the Museum’s website at www.henrysheldonmuseum.org.

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Shumlin to pardon some with marijuana convictions

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin, citing 2013 legislative action to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, on Thursday announced his intention to allow Vermonters convicted of that offense prior to the law change to apply for a pardon, essentially wiping the offense off their criminal record. Applications will be accepted beginning Dec. 8 and taken through Dec. 25.

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Public invited to take part in 'Messiah Sing' this Sunday

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Congregational Church will once again host the area’s annual “Messiah Sing” this Sunday. Jeff Rehbach, conductor of the Middlebury College Community Chorus, leads the sing-along of this famous work by George Frederic Handel for choir and orchestra.

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Letter urges Scott to take the state toward organic dairy

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



VERMONT — A coalition that includes dairy farmers, academics, environmentalists and business owners is encouraging Gov.-elect Phil Scott to have Vermont develop its own dairy policy. In a letter, the group said it believes the federal policy hurts Vermont farmers.

A spokesman for Scott said the governor-elect has concerns about what he believes the group actually wants. The spokesman said Scott has no alternative proposal to help Vermont’s dairy farmers but will look to his agriculture secretary.

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Elderly man killed in Middlebury fire Wednesday

Posted on December 14, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — A 96-year-old man lost his life in a fire at his home on Murdock Court in Middlebury on Wednesday evening.

The Middlebury Fire Department received a call reporting a fire at 7 Murdock Court — off Weybridge Street — at a little past 7:30 p.m. The call came from a family member who came home and found the house filled with smoke. He informed authorities that the man may be inside.

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Students of the Week - December 12, 2016

Posted on December 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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78-year-old man injured in Addison crash has died

Posted on December 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — A 78-year-old Warren man died from injuries he sustained in a near head-on crash on Route 22A in Addison on Sunday afternoon. Deceased is James N. Richman.

Vermont State Police report that Richman was driving a 1999 Subaru Impreza on Route 22A near Nortontown Road at around 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 when the Impreza traveled left of center and struck an oncoming Subaru XVC driven by Edwina Ho, 59, of Shoreham.

Police said Ho pulled her car as far to the right as she could, but could not avoid impact.

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Big band benefit to help feed, house the homeless

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY / VERGENNES — Leaders of the non-profit Charter House Coalition (CHC) are counting on the sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and other big band legends to inspire donations to feed and shelter the homeless this winter.

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Century-old Greenwood Cemetery sign restored

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Reg Dearborn



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BRISTOL — The sign that was installed over the middle gate of the Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol in 1904 stood proudly for many years.

But the elements took their toll on the metal gateway, which stood just north of Route 116 near the base of Stone Hill, less than a mile west of the village. And the sign, which had been damaged at least three times since it was installed, was removed after being badly damaged the last time about 25 years ago.

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Meet the baker: Abigail Wentz from Middlebury Inn and Carol's

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — If Marilyn Monroe were a hipster, she just might be Abigail Wentz ? the baker at Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe and Middlebury Inn. Instead of Monroe’s signature beauty mark, Wentz rocks a piercing. In place of golden curls, Wentz caps her head with a loose toque. The two share similar alabaster skin, but Wentz has colored hers with thoughtful ink, right down to her knuckles that read “HAND WORK.”

Though Wentz chooses layers of cotton and colorful tights over fur and floor length dresses, she has placed Monroe squarely on a pedestal.

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