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Victor Nuovo: Introducing Machiavelli: Ancients to Moderns

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the tenth in a series of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

To begin to understand Machiavelli (1469–1527), one must try to imagine what life was like in Italy during his lifetime. 

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Middlebury Police Log: Middlebury woman cited for domestic assault on child

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Kayla Roy, 19, of Middlebury for first-degree aggravated domestic assault and cruelty to a child, following an alleged incident at an Elm Street location on June 3.

Police said the child in question was not seriously injured.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Assisted the Vermont Department for Children & Families in an investigation at a Route 7 location on May 30.

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Treasures of 'Il Trittico' revealed in a beautiful production

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Nancy Maxwell



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Three separate and distinct operas make up Puccini’s “Il Trittico,” and in this past Friday’s performance of this seldom-seen piece The Opera Company of Middlebury showcased the power of harnessing separate and distinct talents to produce a gem at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.

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Edgewater Gallery opens first juried show June 9

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery on the Green announces its first Juried Show and Competition, which will be on display for the month of June. The competition was fierce, with over 200 works submitted by more than 100 oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel artists from all over the northeast.

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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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