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Artist profile: Alissa Faber, glass artist

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Deep in the Vermont forest, artist Alissa Faber trudges through the terrain dragging a piece of decaying wood behind her. This log, once dead on the forest floor, might be overlooked by any other, but in Faber’s eyes this is an opportunity to create.

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College opens new townhouse-style student housing

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Robert Keren



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MIDDLEBURY — Less than one year after Middlebury College began clearing the site for a 158-bed residence complex, its first student occupants have moved into the four new buildings on the western edge of campus.

Orientation leaders, residential life staff and student-athletes started arriving two weeks ago at the 58,800-square-foot Ridgeline Residence Complex.

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Middlebury College greets class of 2020; classes begin

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The fall semester at Middlebury College opened on Monday, Sept. 12, with 607 new first-year students on campus and a total enrollment, including undergraduates studying abroad, of 2,747 students.

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Ferrisburgh bans cycling event following complaints

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard decided at its Sept. 6 meeting it will not again allow the Vermont Senior Games to run bicycle races on town roads.

The organization’s four hours of mid-day races Aug. 27 on Little Chicago, Botsford and Hawkins roads generated one formal complaint from a resident as well as phone calls to board members, according to Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence.

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Awful or Amazing: Understanding Victorian furniture's bad rap

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — This Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Henry Sheldon Museum and its alliance partner Historic New England will try to figure out if Victorian furniture is a work of creative genius, or just plain ugly. The talk “Victorian Furniture: Design Run Amok or Inspired Creativity?” will be given by Nancy Carlisle, who is the Historic New England Senior Curator of Collections, at the town of Middlebury’s new Town Offices, 77 Main St., across from the Sheldon Museum.

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Middlebury Garden Club announces Roadside Attractions winners

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual Roadside Attractions Awards. These accolades recognize gardens cultivated  by people around the county who are not members of the club.

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Hunters be aware: Please don't shoot collared bears

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SEARSBURG — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people hunting bear in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and radio collars during this fall’s hunting season. The bears are collared as part of an ongoing study on the effects of a proposed wind energy development within Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.

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Opiate abuse driving more kids into foster care in Addison County

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — A growing substance abuse crisis continues to drive more children into foster care in Addison County, say state officials charged with caring for Vermont’s youngest citizens. And, as a result, the need for foster parents continues to also rise.

Laurie Mumley, who recruits and supports foster parents as resource coordinator for the Department for Children and Families, remembers that when she started at the Middlebury DCF office three years ago the recruitment posters dramatically proclaimed that there were 55 children in custody.

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Dana Anderson named childhood superhero

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Let’s Grow Kids announced that Middlebury resident Dana Anderson is one of four Vermonters to be recognized as Early Childhood Superheroes for going above and beyond to help young children reach their full potential.

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Three-way partnership serves up 'green' power

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — What happens when an historic local dairy, a hard cider giant and a major vendor of farm equipment join forces in Middlebury?

You get an abundant supply of renewable energy, of course.

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