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Americana group Cradle Switch plays Brandon

Posted on May 23, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Brandon Music welcomes back firm favorites Cradle Switch to Brandon Music on Saturday, May 25. A five-piece acoustic Americana group, based in Cambridge, N.Y., Cradle Switch’s repertoire promises something for everyone. With ballads as well as up-tempo rhythms, the group’s lyrics cover the emotional spectrum moving easily from spirited and gritty to some mellow love songs too. With each performance Cradle Switch balances contemporary songs and classic tunes drawing from bluegrass, country, folk, and a little blues with their own authentic compositions.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police issue lots of tickets

Posted on May 23, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police between May 13 and 19 issued 26 traffic tickets and a number of warnings for various moving violations during a series of eight patrols throughout the city.

The special directed patrols are part of the department’s continuing effort this year to enforce traffic laws and enhance safety in the city, police said. Some have been done in response to specific complaints about speeding on certain roads.

In other action during those seven days, Vergennes police:

On May 13:

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Middlebury Police Log: Florida man cited for DUI after car crash

Posted on May 23, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Danny Carter, 71, of Miami, Fla., for driving under the influence, after receiving a report of a vehicle being stuck in a Case Street driveway on May 14. Police said they stopped the vehicle on Quarry Road. 

Police said they measured Carter’s blood-alcohol content at 0.177 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•Enforced traffic safety while waiting for a Green Mountain Power crew to fix a low-hanging power line on Halpin Road on May 13.

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Vermont State Police Log: Bristol man investigated for animal cruelty

Posted on May 23, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On this past Sunday, May 19, Vermont State Police in the New Haven barracks announced the results of a three-month-long investigation into an animal cruelty case in Bristol.

On the afternoon of Jan. 31 troopers executed a search warrant at a Bristol home. State police were assisted by members of the Homeward Bound/Addison County Humane Society and later by the Vergennes Animal Hospital. Police seized six  animals — multiple cats and a rabbit — due to poor living conditions and health concerns for the animals.

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Bristol Police Log: Police investigate suspicious man

Posted on May 23, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On May 7, Bristol police responded to a report of a suspicious male who had been found sleeping in someone’s yard. The individual was located and identified, and police determined that no further action was needed.

Between May 6 and 12, Bristol police assisted Vermont State Police four times.

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Tilly Boulanger's life to be celebrated June 1

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Tilly Boulanger, the 9-year-old Weybridge girl who lost her life after being struck by a car on Weybridge Road on April 25, will be celebrated at a special gathering at Middlebury College’s Snow Bowl in Ripton during the afternoon of June 1.

The young girl’s parents confirmed that news — with more details to come — through a recent post on the Caringbridge website.

Tilly touched many lives during her short life, and has even saved a few since her tragic passing.

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MNFC earns award for helping employee through health crisis

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Grace Sauerwald’s two children are grown and have long since left the house. It’s just her and her husband, Lee.

Or is it?

Sauerwald feels like she’s part of a 100-person family, and their home is the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (MNFC). Though not bound by blood, it’s a family that works together and looks out for its own, carrying Sauerwald through an epic health scare that fortunately ended with her getting a life saving new kidney earlier this year.

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VUHS seniors give back to their communities

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Marin Howell



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VERGENNES — Early on a recent morning, Vergennes Union High School seniors spread out across northwestern Addison County to complete a day’s worth of community service.

VUHS faculty member Lee Shorey, who has helped plan each service day since the start of the tradition, said that these service days began years ago as a way to get seniors out of the classroom and into the community during standardized testing days for younger students.

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Bristol 2nd-grader starts nonprofit to save oceans

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Eight-year-old Ethan Tanych decided to save the oceans from plastic two years ago, when he saw a video in his kindergarten health class.

“He came home from school one day talking about plastic bags floating in the ocean, hurting animals,” said his mom, Emily Tanych.

At the very same time, Ethan was also participating in the Expanded Learning Program’s Mini Marketers project at Bristol Elementary School, in which kids got to create their own jobs, Emily Tanych said.

What did Ethan want to do when he grew up?

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The Garden Game is in Gary Miller's blood

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Alexis Caswell



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MIDDLEBURY — Gary Miller is a jovial man with glasses who can usually be seen donning a wide-brimmed sun hat during the summer months when he brings in his record-breaking vegetables to the Addison Independent offices. Gary is one of our most active participants in the Garden Game, the vegetable-growing competition that we do every summer, until the first frost hits in early fall.

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