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Animal Cruelty Series, Part 2: Animal cruelty cases hard to prosecute

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Luke Whelan



Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on animal cruelty and how local government and animal welfare advocates deal with it. Click to read Part 1 and Part 3.

By LUKE WHELAN

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Disclosure of college offer ruffles feathers

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s offer to provide $5.5 million to the town of Middlebury to help construct a new municipal building and gym comes a year and a half after the institution offered $2.875 million in aid for a similar project, according to Selectman Craig Bingham, who this week decided to divulge the proposal that he said was discussed and rejected by the board during a Dec. 6, 2011, executive session meeting.

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Memorial Baptist Church to host new winter shelter

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — We may be going through a heat wave right now, but Addison County’s religious community is already organizing shelter for people who will find themselves homeless this coming winter when this week’s hot and hazy conditions will be a distant memory.

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Loans help three local food businesses get bigger

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) will issue loans that will allow three area businesses to ramp up their respective production of croutons, whiskey and a traditional Indian smoothie called “lassi.”

Robin Scheu, executive director of the ACEDC, confirmed on Monday her organization will lend a combined total of around $120,000 to Olivia’s Croutons of New Haven, DAHlicious Lassi of Shoreham and the new Appalachian Gap Distillery in Middlebury’s industrial park.

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Rep. Welch calls House Farm Bill a 'stunt'

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — The House of Representatives passed a stripped down Farm Bill last Thursday night without dairy programs and food stamps. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., called it “a political stunt.”

The bill passed 216-208, without a single Democrat supporting it.

“This is less a Farm Bill than a leadership designed train wreck,” said Welch. “This has got all the earmarks of a political fix.”

The bill was debated under rules prohibiting legislators from offering amendments.

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New art and community space created in Bristol

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Warren



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BRISTOL — The thriving Main Street arts scene that Bristol’s residents and visitors have enjoyed for years is expanding this summer onto South Street. Five area artists have established a new creative and community arts space at 6 South St., which they have named ARTSight.

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Middlebury Police Log: Incidents and accidents keep Middlebury police busy this week

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Addison Indepedent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Amber Wood, 31, of Middlebury, for simple assault, after allegedly striking her child on July 8. Police said Wood was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Cited a local woman on July 8  for entering Shaw’s Supermarket on Washington Street in violation of a no-trespass order.

• Responded to a domestic disturbance at a South Pleasant Street residence on July 9.

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Vergennes Police Log: City man charged with cruelty to a child

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 10 arrested a 26-year-old man and charged him with domestic assault and cruelty to a child following an incident in a Monkton Road home.

City police allege that Jason L. Brown of Vergennes hit an 8-year-old boy in the head and kicked him at the home. Brown was arrested and charged after police took statements, and he was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.

In other action between July 8-14, Vergennes police:

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Middlebury College students launch unique non-profit to alleviate county hunger

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Warren



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MIDDLEBURY — A new nonprofit venture launched by six Middlebury College students is aiming to tackle hunger and food scarcity in Addison County.

“We’re targeting people who aren’t necessarily shopping at Shaw’s and not necessarily buying healthy food,” said Harry Zieve Cohen, a native of Brooklyn. “It can be really hard to get the opportunity to buy healthy produce … It’s really hard and really expensive. It’s a tough economy and Vermont has a high cost of living compared to other states.”

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Bristol sets tax rates for FY2013

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Warren



BRISTOL — At Monday’s meeting, the Bristol selectboard set the town tax rate, discussed the police department’s new headquarters and discussed the land trust proposal for the Saunders’ property on the New Haven River.

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