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Career Center chief Lynn Coale to step down in June

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Lynn Coale harkened back to late 2001, when he applied — almost as a lark — to become director of the Patricia Hannaford Career Center (PHCC). He was finishing his Ph.D. studies and checking out career opportunities in school administration.

But neither Coale nor his family truly thought they would consider leaving their native Wyoming, where they had accumulated great friends and business contacts.

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Police say covered bridge burning not 'malicious'; temporary span planned

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Area residents have been uttering some choice adjectives to sum up their emotions about the blaze this past Saturday that destroyed the historic covered bridge spanning the Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall.

Senseless.

Tragic.

Deplorable.

And “sickening,” as voiced by Irene Barna, secretary of the Vermont Covered Bridges Society.

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State police arrest 12 pipeline opponents

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Tuesday cited 12 people — including a member of the local clergy and a Middlebury town official — with unlawful trespass after they stood in the way of construction on a New Haven segment of the Addison County natural gas pipeline.

Organizers of the natural gas pipeline blockade said they took the action to show solidarity with efforts by Native Americans and allies in North and South Dakota who are trying to block construction of an oil pipeline there.

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Monkton man lets the harmonica speak

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Typically in an interview, the reporter asks a question and the subject answers (as best they can anyway). Well, thats not how it happened last week when I interviewed Mark Lavoie on the phone. I (the reporter) asked the questions and Lavoie (the subject) answered through his harmonica. No joke, he played several different riffs and diddies in place of sentences and explanations. 

Cool, yes. But how am I going to put these sounds into words?

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Opiate abuse driving more kids into foster care in Addison County

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — A growing substance abuse crisis continues to drive more children into foster care in Addison County, say state officials charged with caring for Vermont’s youngest citizens. And, as a result, the need for foster parents continues to also rise.

Laurie Mumley, who recruits and supports foster parents as resource coordinator for the Department for Children and Families, remembers that when she started at the Middlebury DCF office three years ago the recruitment posters dramatically proclaimed that there were 55 children in custody.

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Three-way partnership serves up 'green' power

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — What happens when an historic local dairy, a hard cider giant and a major vendor of farm equipment join forces in Middlebury?

You get an abundant supply of renewable energy, of course.

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Blaze destroys 150-year-old covered bridge

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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CORNWALL/SALISBURY — The charred remains of the covered bridge that crossed Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall smoldered early Sunday evening more than 24 hours after a fire of unknown origin had quickly engulfed and consumed the picturesque and historic span.

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Meet the brewers: Christine and Steve keep learning at Drop-In

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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“I heard him before I saw him, and my ears perked right up.”It was April of 1988 when Christine McKeever first heard Steve Parkes’ British accent across a crowded bar room at Kelly’s Bar and Restaurant in Nags Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For almost 25 years, Steve and Christine have not only grown a family and a marriage with staying power, they are the dynamic duo behind the American Brewers Guild and Drop-In Brewing.

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Three-legged dog's spirit inspired all he met

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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Bruno was an extremely handsome dog who attracted considerable attention from the people he encountered during his long and happy life. Although he looked like a yellow Labrador, he was in fact of decidedly mixed heritage. He was also missing a leg.

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Bristol business park proposal taking shape

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol’s quest to build a business park took a major leap forward Monday when backers of such a park unveiled their prototype to be located on a Stoney Hill parcel behind the new fire station.

For many this vision to put a business park in Bristol and bring scores of permanent jobs to town began when the town purchased the 30 acres on Stoney Hill for $1 in 1999.

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