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Veteran politicians bridge the divide between red and blue; Barney Frank and John Sununu seek civility in disagreement

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY— Audience members expecting a bipartisan discussion on how best to build the American economy instead got an inspiring civics lesson.

Former New Hampshire governor and White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, a Republican, and former Congressman Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, came together Wednesday evening at Middlebury College to discuss “Finding Common Ground for Economic Opportunity in the Trump Era.”

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School officials hit the road to build support for $35 million Mount Abe bond

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — With the vote on the proposed $35 million Mount Abraham Union High School renovation bond just three weeks away, school officials, board members and community supporters are out in force, reaching out to the five-town community.

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Walk/bike survey sparks discussion and action in New Haven and Addison County

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
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NEW HAVEN — Some community members are initiating conversations with local and state decision makers on how to make Addison County’s roads more friendly for cyclist and walker.

“I don’t think cars should necessarily be king of the road,” said New Haven resident Susan Smiley.

Smiley and fellow New Havenite Doug McKain undertook a survey on the walk- and bikability of New Haven’s roads. They took the idea of a survey to the selectboard last spring, got it green lighted, and recently presented the survey results to the board.

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Films, books and speakers bring the world to Bristol: One World Library Project builds bridges, expands community

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — “It’s always been just five women,” said Anne Majusiak of Bristol’s One World Library Project.

But looking at the non-profit group’s contributions over the past nine years, it seems that five women (plus a coterie of helpful volunteers) can bring the world to Bristol — and show the local community the diversity of cultures and heritages it holds within itself.

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Childcare provision seen as inadequate: Offerings for youngest said to fall short

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — Child advocacy groups estimate that more than 79 percent of Vermont’s infants and toddlers likely to need child care don’t have access to programs considered to be high quality. For Addison County, the estimate is 88 percent for infants, 64 percent for toddlers.

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New hands take over on Monkton farm; Land Trust keeps 'prime' ag soil in ag

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Young Nathan Baldwin, all of three years old, races happily through the dairy barn on the farm formerly run by the Cota brothers, stopping to hug a few weeks’ old heifers. They nudge back playfully.

Outside the barn, some of dad Matt Baldwin’s mature Jerseys and Holsteins move through the grass, grazing peacefully. Looking south — past a small mountain of plastic-wrapped haylage —  green fields stretch toward the horizon, hugging Hogback Ridge to the east.

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Tree expert will guide visitors through foliage walk at college this weekend

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Celebrate “Fabulous Fall Foliage” with a walk along the Trail Around Middlebury, sponsored by the Middlebury Area Land Trust. This hour-and-a half walk will be led by tree expert Tim Parsons, Middlebury College’s Landscape Horticulturist.

For Parsons, who is also a Vermont Certified Horticulturist and certified by the International Society of Aboriculture, fall foliage speaks to the tree’s life cycle.

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Is hemp Vermont's next big crop? Middlebury farm plants marijuana cousin

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — While lawmakers in Montpelier argue over marijuana legalization, Middlebury dairy farmers Joel Pomainville and Sam Berthiaume are readying harvest of a cousin of marijuana — hemp — that promoters hope could be a new cash crop for Vermont farmers.

“The potential is so huge on this stuff,” said Berthiaume.

Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts, who toured Pomainville and Berthiaume’s 13 acres of hemp on Monday morning, said hemp could be a supplement crop for Vermont’s dairy farmers, like maple syrup.

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Bristol Hub gives teens a place to belong

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Tucked behind the American Legion headquarters and the Sodbusters horseshoe courts near the Bristol Recreation Park stands a squat purple building that is home of The Hub, Bristol’s Teen Center and Skate Park. Nondescript looking from the outside, inside this former bingo pavilion is a place of noise, bustle and transformation. It’s a place where any teen can walk in the door and belong.

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Bristol selectboard eyeing trees; wants to balance safe sidewalks with tree health & beauty

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard is trying to figure out what to do about those trees between the street and the sidewalk in the village that are busting up sidewalks.

Cutting back the roots so the sidewalk can be repaired could end up killing the tree; removing the tree takes out an important Bristol asset.

“Sidewalk trees are a big part of the beauty of Bristol village, as is its walkability” said Bristol selectboard Chair Peter Coffey. “Trees are important. Safe sidewalks are important.”

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