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Addison teen claims junior world shooting title

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Not too many 15-year-olds list world champion on their résumés.

Addison resident, Vergennes Union High School sophomore and aspiring police officer Michael Davis does.

In Glengary, W.Va., between Sept. 14 and 18, Davis earned $1,000 and the title of NRA Junior World Champion at the NRA World Shooting Championships — for the second straight year, although he said there were more and tougher competitors this year.

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In these parts, local cider can be a bit of an obsession

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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It’s fall. The temperature is dropping, flannels are becoming the requisite attire and many are developing a craving for a quintessential fall treat: apple cider. Of the many ways to enjoy cider — hot with a cinnamon stick, cold and fresh from the press — adults may crave their cider hard.

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Fall means apples and so much more

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Faith Gong



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My husband arrived home one evening during the first week in September after a stop at the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op. He raised his arm in triumph, clutching the handle of a small brown paper bag filled with Macintosh apples and bearing the stamp of Shoreham’s Champlain Orchards.

“Vermont apples are back!” he announced joyfully.

This is one of the hallmarks of the changing seasons: We know summer is giving way to fall when we no longer have to purchase plastic bags of apples shipped in from the West Coast.

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Middlebury officials weigh in on marijuana; selectboard backs modified VLCT position

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a slightly modified version of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ (VLCT) current position on legalizing marijuana, stating that cannabis should be OK’d for recreational use only after related “public safety, public health and local regulatory and budgetary concerns are adequately addressed.”

The board’s vote comes in wake of a recent townwide survey in which 71 percent of the 773 respondents said they believed Vermont should legalize recreational marijuana.

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Middlebury board OKs new Tractor Supply store; some merchants angry about decision

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board on Monday gave its unanimous approval to a 19,113-square-foot Tractor Supply retail store off Foote Street, to be sited on a 6.5-acre parcel located behind the A&W Restaurant.

The plan must now win an Act 250 permit in order to proceed to construction, which could happen as soon as next spring for a store opening by September or October 2018.

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Fanning fills Mead Chapel with 50 years of music

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Emory Fanning sat down lightly on the seat, stretched his fingers over the keys, and let his feet hover at the ready over the foot pedals. A gentle pull of a stop, flickering of his right fingers and the great hall of Middlebury’s Mead Chapel filled with a traditional organ melody. The sounds grew as he employed his left hand, and then feet, reaching a crescendo that held tones ringing in the 1917 building’s ceiling.

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Looking below at overflows; stormwater infiltration plaguing Vergennes sewer system

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes wastewater treatment plant operator Rick Chaput said what he and his crew found under a Main Street manhole during a recent rainstorm typified how hard it is to solve the city’s problem of untreated human waste overflowing into Otter Creek.

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Porter nurses' contract includes pay increases

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Nurses at University of Vermont/Porter Medical Center (PMC) will receive cost-of-living salary adjustments of 2 percent in each of the three years of their new deal, which also establishes a Nursing Practice Council that will help ensure “appropriate staffing levels” and “the highest quality patient and resident care” at the facility.

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2018 Farm Bill debate is under way

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BURLINGTON — Hearings, discussions and debates are well underway for the 2018 Farm Bill, the massive legislation that drives federal farm and food policy — effectively touching almost every person in Vermont.

“Now is the time. The nuts and bolts of putting this bill together is very much happening as we speak,” said Tom Berry, Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Vermont-based advisor on agricultural and natural resource issues.

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VUHS students promote acceptance, diversity at annual event

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School students Siobhan Eagan and Sarah Rathbun had a message for their peers when they took to the podium at the school’s annual Peace One Day celebration held Thursday.

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