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Town Hall Theater benefit auction set for June 17

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Every third year Town Hall Theater holds an auction with around 200 useful and unusual offerings and this year is no exception.

As always, a live and silent auction is the centerpiece of the party on Saturday, June 17th, but new this year is the online auction. Already under way and running through Friday, June 16th, this features a superb selection of gift certificates from restaurants and merchants.

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Work begins on temporary bridges for Middlebury

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — For years the Middlebury rail bridges project has consisted of speculation, blueprints and written narratives. 

Starting this week, the $52 million project will begin to take physical shape, as workers lay the groundwork for installing two temporary spans that will allow for demolition of the deteriorating Main Street and Merchants Row bridges.

In the first of what are likely to be hundreds of regular updates, Middlebury rail bridges project Community Liaison Jim Gish opened his update with three simple words:

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Culinary trio to open Coriander Restaurant in Middlebury

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — To say that both Dave Laferriere-Hall and Dustin Simmons know their way around a kitchen would be an understatement.

Each has spent better than a decade toiling in restaurants throughout the state, ranging from pizza joints to fine dining establishments. Their paths crossed around two years ago at Fire & Ice Restaurant in Middlebury, where Laferriere-Hall works as a sous chef and Simmons as a line cook.

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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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Author tells story of remarkable 1800s Bristol woman on June 17

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — First-hand accounts of the past often open our eyes to an entirely different kind of life. Such is the case with Bristol resident Phebe Orvis, who, in 1820, began a journal at the age of 19.

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Diverse class of Middlebury College grads raise over $40K for memorial scholarships

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Alongside the serious words from the two featured speakers at Middlebury College’s 216th graduation on the lawn near Munroe and Voter halls, was the usual joy, as parents and well wishers snapped photos, beamed with pride and carried flowers and balloons to give to their own young men and women.

An estimated crowd of close to 5,000 watched as each member of the class of 2017 was called forward and received his or her diploma.

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Author Ron Powers offers intimate take on mental illness

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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CASTLETON/BRANDON — “No one thinks about mental illness until it affects someone close to them,” Ron Powers said. “It’s a primal fear. We see demonic transformation and when we see that, we see versions of ourselves.”

Powers has the unfortunate credentials to speak with authority on the subject.

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America strengthens in crisis, speaker tells Middlebury College class of 2017

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — “You know what history feels like,” Middlebury College commencement speaker Jon Meacham told the assembled crowd of Middlebury College seniors at Sunday’s commencement ceremony.

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

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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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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