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For Middlebury filmmaker, swimming with sharks is all in a day's work

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Most of us have a healthy fear of the creatures lurking in the depths of the deep blue sea. And with good reason. We can’t breathe underwater; we can’t out-swim a predator; we don’t have sonar or any cool geo-location tech in our anatomy; and to top it off salt water tastes bad, stings your eyes and it’s often cold. Our squishy, land-loving, air-breathing bodies just aren’t made for the sea.

And I, for one, am quite content to keep my tasty little toes out of the salt water and away from any snapping teeth.

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Trail will reveal Bristol's hidden history: Groups collaborate on path at site of old coffin factory

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — You can walk two minutes from downtown Bristol and step into another world.

Three local organizations are partnering to create an interpretive trail alongside the New Haven River on the site of what was once the hugely successful Bristol Manufacturing Company. The project is a collaboration of the Bristol Historical Society, the Bristol Conservation Commission and the group newly created to build a series of trails around Bristol.

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Flood inundates New Haven acreage; farmer copes with loss of most crops

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Addison County residents, a rainy summer means fewer picnics or fewer dips in a favorite swimming hole. But for the county’s 800-some-odd farms, bad weather can be a make-or-break proposition.

Following days of rain, the New Haven River jumped its banks on July 1, flooding much of Golden Well Farm and Apiaries in New Haven, ruining most of its vegetable crop.

“We lost basically about 80 percent of what we had planted this year,” said Golden Well farmer Nicole Burke.

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Maritime Museum launches lake tour to deliver history of canals

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum officials are used to receiving a lot of visitors who spend hours perusing the LCMM’s many exhibits in Ferrisburgh that capture the storied history and environmental essence of the lake and its tributaries.

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Major changes in food service, new hires arrives at ANWSU

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Several changes have come this summer to Addison Northwest School District.

 ANWSD has made final its long-discussed food-service collaboration with Addison Northeast School District, bringing ANWSD schools’ food programs under the leadership of former Ferrisburgh Central School food service director Kathy Alexander; hired Panton business owner Kenneth Sullivan as its new building and grounds supervisor; and brought former Addison Northeast and Burlington accounting supervisor Elizabeth Atkins on board as the new ANWSD business manager.

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Local animated film earns international acclaim; vote for it in online contest

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — “The Collinwood Fire,” the latest animated film by Middlebury’s Daniel Houghton, begins with a filmmaker and a journalist racing toward a column of smoke rising above a small town.

When the duo arrive at the scene, they record what they see on film and paper: children fleeing their elementary school as it is devoured by flames, forced to run past the corpses of their classmates and jump off a fire escape that does not reach the ground.

If you want to witness these events yourself, you can view the film online right now.

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Program marks 30 years of summer fun for kids

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERGENNES — This year marks important milestones in the full-day summer camps of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center. The program has operated for 30 years in Middlebury, 25 years in Bristol, and 15 in Vergennes.

Maybe 30 years ago, kids weren’t wiring bananas into piano keyboards or making solar robots, as they’ll do this summer? But then as now, the pioneering program provides an important resource for local families.

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County natives deepen their love of art with their own gallery

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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VERGENNES — “You have the best office in all of Addison County.”

That’s what clientele often say to Justine Jackson and Sophie Pickens, the owners of Northern Daughters, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of downtown Vergennes.

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Steady rain, gray skies pose economic hardship for farmers

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Nearly constant rain and cool weather has set Addison County farmers on their heels this summer.

Hay quality is down. Corn is struggling.

Many cornfields were never even planted because the ground was too wet to get tilling and planting machinery onto the land. And now in some spots acres of weeds — not corn — stand towering over the nubs of last year’s stalks.

“It’s an ugly year; that’s all,” said Rico Balzano, Agronomy Outreach Professional at the UVM Extension office in Middlebury.

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Downtown Middlebury merchants get first taste of bridge work

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury merchants earlier this month got their first taste of construction disruption caused by the rail bridges-related work, and they plan on using that experience to better prepare for the more intensive work that will unfold later this month and again next spring.

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