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County, schools brace for swine and seasonal flus

Posted on September 10, 2009 |
By Kathryn Flagg



ADDISON COUNTY — Every year in the United States, anywhere from five to 20 percent of the population gets the flu, and more than 200,000 individuals are hospitalized from complications from seasonal flu.

But the buzz this year isn’t about the seasonal flu. It’s about the flu caused by the H1N1 virus, which was first detected in individuals in the United States in April. In June the World Health Organization signaled that a pandemic of the novel H1N1 flu was under way.

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Addison farmer takes big plunge in celebration of life

Posted on September 10, 2009 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON — Lee and Pat Kayhart have each slung a bucket or two during their 40 years of dairying at their farm in West Addison.

Now the couple is poised to retire, selling their business interests to their sons — but they are not done with buckets. Lee Kayhart has started crossing off items on his “bucket list,” an ambitious series of accomplishments he’d like to cross off before he is no longer able. Kayhart, 61, and a couple of his buddies recently crossed off a big one, in the form of a parachute jump not five miles from the Kayharts’ farm.

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TAM celebrates trail-blazing in Middlebury area

Posted on September 10, 2009 |
By Chelsey Pletts



MIDDLEBURY — The idea came to Amy Sheldon when she was living in Middlebury and walking to Chipman Hill each morning before coming to work. Sheldon noticed that, more often than not, she was the only person using the small stretch of trail in east Middlebury.

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Big plans in store for Middlebury trail: MALT foresees national collaboration

Posted on September 10, 2009 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY – Plans are afoot to connect the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) with other networks, and some of these plans could allow a neighborhood walk to turn into a cross-country trek.

Josh Phillips is the executive director of the Middlebury Area Land Trust, which maintains the TAM. Recently he contracted with the U.S. National Park Service to conduct a feasibility study for creating a trail through Addison Country. The trail would connect Crown Point, N.Y., with the Long Trail, linking the North Country National Scenic Trail with the Long Trail.

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Vergennes police chief resigns

Posted on September 7, 2009 |
By John S. McCright



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief Mike Lowe resigned on Friday and city officials expect to received police officer Matt Roorda’s official letter of resignation next week.

Lowe has been battling criminal charges of driving under the influence, embezzlement and prescription drug-related crimes.

City Manager Mel Hawley received Lowe’s letter of resignation mid-morning Friday. In the letter, Lowe said he was resigning “for health reasons.”

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Middlebury bridge plan progresses; work hits local restaurant hard

Posted on September 7, 2009 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Until recently, you had to travel down Cross Street or Bakery Lane to get visual confirmation of work on Middlebury’s new in-town bridge project.

But travelers along College Street last month received a rather abrupt signal that big changes are afoot. Seemingly overnight, five large, mature trees that bordered College Street in front of the Middlebury municipal building had suddenly disappeared.

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Town eyes stimulus aid for $1.8 million sewer project

Posted on September 7, 2009 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters may be headed to the polls as soon as this November to authorize $1.8 million in improvements to the town’s main wastewater pumping station off Seymour Street.

The upgrades in question involve increasing the pumping station’s wet-well capacity and improving the facility’s grit-removal system. The current wet well is becoming overwhelmed during certain wet weather conditions, prompting it to overflow on occasion. That overflow has found its way into the Otter Creek, thereby triggering the state mandate to have the problem fixed.

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Same-sex weddings mark Vermont milestone

Posted on September 3, 2009 |
By Kathryn Flagg



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SALISBURY — On Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania residents Pat Murray and Jenn Dilworth marked Vermont’s historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage with a small ceremony on the dock of Dilworth’s parents’ summer home in Salisbury.

On a crisp, sunny morning, and against the backdrop of the picturesque Lake Dunmore, Dilworth, 35, and Murray, 50, exchanged vows officiated by Middlebury justice of the peace Peg Martin, joining some of the first same-sex couples in the state to tie the knot this week.

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GOP taps three for county prosecutor

Posted on September 3, 2009 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Republican Committee is recommending that Gov. James Douglas pick Bennington-based attorney David R. Fenster to succeed longtime county prosecutor John Quinn, who officially retired on Monday.

Fenster’s name rose to the top in a secret ballot vote by GOP delegates that followed extensive public interviews of the four candidates at a gathering at Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library Monday evening.

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Apiaries busy in their sweetest season

Posted on September 3, 2009 |
By Kathryn Flagg



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MIDDLEBURY — For veteran beekeepers at Champlain Valley Apiaries in Middlebury, late summer is the sweetest season.

It’s now, after all, that a year’s worth of hard work pays off. Beekeepers last week began extracting honey from the business’s 1,200 colonies, which dot Vermont from Whiting north to the Canadian border. In a time when honeybees are falling prey to more and more stresses — like parasitic mites, pesticides and mono-crop diets — the act of making honey is a welcome reminder that in some places, like Vermont, honeybees are hanging on.

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