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State police omit breath test results from DUI reports: Media concerned about new policy

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police press releases related to drunken driving cases no longer include results of the preliminary breath test (PBT) for drivers who submit to that test after they are stopped.

That decision is based on a directive from key Vermont Department of Public Safety officials, including Commissioner Tom Anderson, who assert — among other things — that making PBT results public prior to a drunken driving suspect’s arraignment might affect his or her ability to get a fair trial.

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Police puppy ready to grow into patrol job: Neila becomes Officer Austin's new partner

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department’s newest recruit isn’t striking fear in the hearts of would-be criminals — at least not yet.

At 12 weeks old, weighing around 20 pounds and eager to give out kisses, Officer Neila is melting her share of hearts as she prepares to grow into the role of Middlebury PD’s new police dog.

Toward the end of this year, she’ll be helping Middlebury police take a bite out of crime.

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Bernie Sanders takes aim at budget, health care and Trump record

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., warned that a Republican-backed health care plan could result in closure of many small, rural hospitals like Middlebury’s Porter Medical Center, and he reiterated his intent to fight against President Donald Trump’s health insurance and budget priorities.

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New era launched for local market and deli: Middlebury couple buying Sama's cafe

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
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By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Lifelong Middlebury-area residents Adam Shafer and Jennifer Stocker have spent the past few decades working for other folks.

Now they get a chance to work for themselves.

The husband-and-wife team on June 1 officially established “Shafer’s Market & Deli” at 54 College St., most recently the home of Sama’s Café. They will spend the coming weeks putting their own signature on the eatery and store, to include a more diverse menu and expanded hours.

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Orwell honors its veterans: New town monument pays tribute to soldiers of three wars

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Memorial Day parades are good at providing a yearly reminder of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made by men and women in the armed forces.

Unfortunately, the spotlight on those sacrifices tends to dim when the marching bands have played their final tunes and the confetti has been cleared from the parade routes.

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Downtown Middlebury bus stop to be moving

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources’ downtown Middlebury bus stop will soon move from Merchants Row to South Pleasant Street, but riders shouldn’t grow too accustomed to the new spot — the stop will again be on the move this fall.

It’s all in anticipation of work to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges.

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Ilsley to test waters for fundraising

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — At last Tuesday’s meeting, members of the Middlebury selectboard unanimously approved the Ilsley Library Board’s request to search for a fundraising consultant to help determine the potential success of community fund drive for a proposed expansion/renovation of the library building on Main Street.

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Blindness no barrier to massage therapist

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Just another day at the office for Steven Fidler.

He welcomes a client into his massage and hypnotherapy office in Middlebury and motions him over to the comfy, cushioned table.

Fidler can hear the client getting ready. But don’t ask him to describe the person whose stress he will be spending the next hour removing.

Steven Fidler is blind.

Blind, but tremendously adept at a craft he has honed without the benefit of eyesight.

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Middlebury project includes $12M investment in rail

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials said this week that a $12 million addition to the downtown Middlebury rail bridges project is related to track improvements, equipment purchases and beefed up train crews that will be needed to ensure freight traffic can continue along the state’s western corridor during what will soon be abbreviated — and at times suspended — train traffic through Addison County’s shire town.

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Middlebury construction season is here: Downtown bridge work is top project

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents this spring and summer will experience the first of several strong doses of construction work that will cause some temporary inconveniences but some long-term upgrades to the town’s infrastructure.

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