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Sheldon Museum taps Brooks as its leader

Posted on June 25, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



MIDDLEBURY — Earlier this month, Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History picked a local man with experience in the field as its new executive director.

William F. Brooks Jr. of New Haven took over on June 5 after eight years as the development director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth Notch.

Sheldon board of trustees chairwoman Marnie Wood said Brooks is an ideal fit.

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Police officer helps deliver baby in car

Posted on June 25, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



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FERRISBURGH — On Father’s Day, a nine-months pregnant Heather Ayer realized the time had come.

She, her boyfriend, Anthony Denning, and his mother, Lisa Denning, headed from her Benson home toward Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, with Lisa Denning behind the wheel.

The car did not make it in time.

Instead, late on June 17 Ayer’s daughter, Kaimara, was born on the side of Route 7 at 6 pounds, 3 ounces and perfectly healthy, according to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad volunteers.

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Bixby upgrades tech

Posted on June 25, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The eVermont grant that helped bring free wifi to downtown Vergennes has also benefited the Bixby Free Memorial Library inside its walls, too.

The eVermont grant paid for several upgrades at the Bixby, including the purchase of laptops, iPads, three e-readers (two Nooks and a Kindle), and several small video recorders known as flip cameras.

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BMP honors outstanding business, citizens

Posted on June 25, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) recognized Vermont Hard Cider as its Outstanding Business of the Year, and John and Roch MacIntyre for Outstanding Citizens at its annual meeting this past Wednesday night at 51 Main.

Outgoing board president Donna Donahue lauded Vermont Hard Cider not only for being an exceptional company, but also for deciding to grow its manufacturing business in Middlebury, their charitable contributions, and their commitment to job security.

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Middlebury mulls $6M-10M town hall

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard met on Tuesday to discuss progress in designing new municipal offices and a community center for the town of Middlebury. The vision for the project has been more defined since the board’s last meeting in November but plans still remain tentative because the board members said they want to involve the public more before moving ahead with the project.

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Officials, clients say vulnerable hurt

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– Tears filled Gwen Buchanan’s eyes as she discussed the improvement in her quality of life and happiness since coming to Project Independence, the senior day care program at Elderly Services Inc. (ESI) in Middlebury.

“When I first came here I was awful depressed with life and I just was discouraged,” the Vergennes woman said. “I’m better now.”

Buchanan is able to attend Project Independence because of her Medicaid insurance.

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A Keewaydin adventure

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– Cheers, hugs, signs, bell tolls and a cannon boom greeted the five canoes that pulled up on the shores of Lake Dunmore.

A crowd of more than 100 gathered last Friday at Camp Keewaydin in Salisbury for a ceremonial paddle-in by Expedition 2012, a group of 10 young men who recently completed a 1,200-mile canoe trip to James Bay. The group hadn’t seen this many people since they shoved off in early April.

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Gov. Shumlin appoints Keeler as new sheriff

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday appointed longtime deputy Donald Keeler to succeed the late James Coons as Addison County Sheriff.

Keeler, a Middlebury resident and 40-year member of the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, had recently been endorsed for the post by both the Addison County Democratic and Republican parties. Keeler began as a part-time deputy with the department in 1972, and joined on a full-time basis in 1988 at Coons’ request after Keeler sold his Court Street gas station. 

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110 graduate from OV high school in 2012

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — “Let’s face it — Otters are awesome.”

And according to Otter Valley Class of 2012 Valedictorian Matt Dier, the school’s furry mascot possesses many traits that his classmates should take with them into the future.

That was the thrust of Dier’s speech at OV’s June 16 commencement ceremony in the school’s gymnasium, where 110 new graduates moved on to the next stages in their lives.

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Bristol woman ready to hit century mark

Posted on June 21, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY –– Hazel Devino was born the year Fenway Park was built — 1912. It seems she was destined to be a big Red Sox fan.

“I love it when the Yankees get beat,” she said in an interview last Friday.

 Devino watched the ballpark’s 100th anniversary ceremony on TV and enjoys watching the games.

“I watched that celebration a couple weeks ago,” she said. “Oh, it was something, wasn’t it?”

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