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Farms give surplus food to help poor

Posted on September 25, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Farms throughout Addison County are being tapped for any extra produce that could be stored and used to feed the hungry this winter.

At issue is an up-and-coming gleaning program run under the auspices of the agency called Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, or HOPE.

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Middlebury House candidates give their pitch

Posted on September 25, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Three of the four candidates in the race for two seats in the Addison-1 House district explained their positions on a host of issues at a candidate forum held Tuesday night at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The forum, which was televised by MCTV and will be aired several times during the next two weeks, was sponsored by the Addison Independent.

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Guns reported stolen from Monkton home

Posted on September 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Vermont state police are investigating the theft of several guns from a Monkton home. Troopers on Sunday responded to a home on Mountain Road where homeowners told police that someone had stolen several guns, scopes, tools and thousands of rounds of ammunition from their home.

The guns were a .50 caliber bolt-action sniper rifle, an M1 carbine, a 12-gauge shotgun, a 9mm Spectre pistol, a .45 caliber Ruger semi-automatic pistol and .300 Winchester Magnum rifle. The ammunition stolen was an assortment of those calibers.

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Work planned for Route 7 this week

Posted on September 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — People traveling between Brandon and Middlebury via Route 7 this week should prepare for some potential traffic delays due to a substantial road repaving project.

Paving work may force lane closures around the construction areas. Traffic control officials will assist in maintaining traffic flow. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays while proceeding through the project, and plan accordingly.

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Police charge man with assault at fairgrounds

Posted on September 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — A Ferrisburgh man will have to appear in court to answer a charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly knocked another man unconscious a the Addison County fairgrounds early Saturday morning.

Vermont State Police report that on Sunday, Sept. 21, at approximately 22 minutes past midnight troopers responded to the fairgrounds for a report of an assault. When they arrived the troopers discovered that 35-year-old Joshua Bird of Franklin had been taken by ambulance to Fletcher Allen Health Care with a severe head injury.

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Students of the Week - September 22, 2014

Posted on September 22, 2014 |
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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Works of Viennese master who became Hallmark professor on display

Posted on September 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — EastView at Middlebury is hosting an exhibition of more than 20 paintings by Professor Frederick Jaeger, an exceptional artist and teacher who was active in Europe and America in the last century. Most of the 24 paintings have not been seen since before World War II, and never in the U.S.

The paintings come to the retirement community located off South Street Extension on loan from Jaeger’s son, George Jaeger of New Haven.

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Grand finale: What's doing in the autumn garden

Posted on September 22, 2014 |
By Judith Irven



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Does your garden finish the year with a beautiful glorious bang, or does it just fade away with a whimper?

Summer’s exuberance may be over but, in its own way, the autumn garden can be every bit as lovely. At this time of year the gardener’s palette includes yellows and bronze, lavender and purple, dusky pinks and whites. There are colorful shrubs and beautiful grasses, plus some easily grown perennials, which all harmonize together to complete the gardening season with a flourish.

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Hancock man accused of sexually assualting woman

Posted on September 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



HANCOCK — A Hancock man on Sept. 12 pleaded innocent in Windsor Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated sexual assault, after police investigated allegations that the man repeatedly engaged in non-consensual sex with a female neighbor described in court records as having been diagnosed with a mental disability.

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Vt. authors to read from banned books Sept. 23

Posted on September 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Some of Vermont’s best-known writers will read from works that have been challenged, banned or censored at a Middlebury event Thursday, Sept. 23, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont to celebrate the First Amendment during Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27).

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