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October 10th, 2016

Look for New Haven library book sale this Saturday

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Take a break from leaf-peeping and stop by the New Haven Community Library book sale on Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come in and browse the wonderful selection of books at the library’s fall book sale. Fiction, non-fiction, lots of children’s books, cookbooks, books that are almost brand new, and some vintage picks will be on sale.

All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library, which in turn benefits the library.

Pricing is “Take what you want, give what you can.”

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Fire departments use training and preparation to keep response times short

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



ADDISON COUNTY — In less than five minutes, members of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department will answer a call, throw on their heavy gear, pile into their fleet of trucks, switch on the siren and head out for their mission.

“We have a joke,” said Middlebury Department Chief David Shaw. “If we’re not out of here in five minutes, we’re not coming.”

The Vergennes Fire Department firefighters pride themselves on the time they arrived at Basin Harbor Club in seven minutes, a trip that usually takes about 20 minutes.

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Bristol farm to host fun festival

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — All are welcome to New Leaf Organic farm in Bristol this Saturday and Sunday for a weekend full of Klezmer music, puppet shows, storytelling, spirituality, mindfulness and art workshops, adventure play, homesteading skills and earth-based art installations. This festival uniquely showcases the abundance, culture and skills of the farm-to-table culture of the New England homestead and offers people of all faiths and backgrounds to experience the seasonal depth of the cyclical Jewish calendar.

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Middlebury Methodist church has busy October planned

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The second half of October will be an exciting and busy time at the United Methodist Church of Middlebury, located at the corner of Route 7 and Seminary Street.

On Sunday, Oct. 16, the popular chicken and biscuit dinner will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. In addition to the main entree, many homemade side dishes will be available as well as delicious desserts. The cost is $8. Please note this is in place of the usual last Sunday supper.

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State seeks public feedback on railroad plans

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Transportation Board will host seven public forums — including on in Vergennes — for the purpose of gathering public comment about state transportation policy associated with trains, both passenger and freight.

The only Addison County stop will be in Vergennes on Monday, Oct. 17, at Bixby Library, 258 Main St., 6:30 p.m.

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Farms receive water clean-up grants; more money is available

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — Over the past year, as Vermont farmers and industry supporters have been preparing to meet the state’s new water quality regulations, the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, awarded a total of $65,000 in Dairy Improvement Grants to five dairy farmers for water quality improvement projects.

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Commodore boys' soccer comes off the ropes to defeat Eagles

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — It’s not that often that a team outshot by 14-0 in a first half pulls out a victory.

But that is what the resilient Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer squad did at rival Mount Abraham on Friday, scoring twice in the second half on a penalty kick by junior Ben Kayhart and a direct kick by senior Max Ratti-Bicknell to stun the Eagles, 2-1.

Even in the second half, Mount Abe (2-6-1) held advantages over the Commodores in shots, 7-6, and corner kicks, 6-0, but could not put away VUHS.

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Springer joins Middlebury firm

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL/MIDDLEBURY — Avi J. Springer has joined the law firm of Langrock Sperry & Wool LLP as an associate, working primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and other litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Springer, who lives in Bristol with his wife, worked as a public defender in New York City. In New York he represented clients in the appeals of their felony convictions and other post-conviction matters. He then worked as a trial attorney representing parents in child welfare proceedings in family court.

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