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Scores of friends help Margaret Owen celebrate her 90th

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Margaret Owen and about 68 friends celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 4, at the First Baptist Church of Bristol.

Music was provided by David Henderson, Jenny Telling and Stephanie Ahern and included the “Margaret Waltz” and a song that was written by Owen, herself, and Telling. The words were a poem that Owen had written about her faith in the Lord, which she called “My Friend.”

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Three-legged dog's spirit inspired all he met

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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Bruno was an extremely handsome dog who attracted considerable attention from the people he encountered during his long and happy life. Although he looked like a yellow Labrador, he was in fact of decidedly mixed heritage. He was also missing a leg.

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UPDATED: Covered Bridge between Cornwall and Salisbury burns

Posted on September 10, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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CORNWALL/SALISBURY — A fire of unknown origin burned the covered bridge that crossed Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall on Creek Road/Swamp Road on Saturday afternoon.

Police closed the road (Creek Road in Salisbury and Swamp Road in Cornwall) for an undetermined time.

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Police cite city woman for heroin possession

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department has cited Kelly A. McEvoy, 46, of Vergennes for possession of what is estimated 10 bags of heroin.

In a press release, city police said McEvoy had the heroin in her possession during a roadside stop by a Vergennes police officer.

McEvoy is due to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Oct. 17.

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VTrans gets final OK to lengthen Middlebury airport runway

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



EAST MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Transportation has landed an Act 250 permit to begin expansion of the Middlebury State Airport runway, a plan that drew fire from neighbors who believe the upgrades could bring larger planes, heavier and larger aircraft traffic, and more noise to what is now a modest airfield in a residential area east of Route 116.

Guy Rouelle, aviation program director for VTrans, anticipates the runway work will begin next May and last up to five months.

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Middlebury distillery seeking to expand its footprint

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Appalachian Gap Distillery officials on Sept. 12 will seek final approval from the town of Middlebury for a major expansion of their headquarters at 88 Mainelli Road, which would provide the growing company with much-needed storage, bottling and tasting room space.

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Work begins on Bristol Village housing project

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A somewhat unusual housing development planned for the center of Bristol has broken ground on property off North Street behind the Rite Aid and Shaw’s shopping area.

Bristol Village Cohousing, a 14-unit project that bills itself as an “eco-village” is inviting the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at 16 North St. After the event, tours of the site will be available.

The first units will be ready for occupancy in January and the entire project is slated to be completed next April.

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Feds consider bringing a post office back to Granville

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



GRANVILLE — More than seven months after Granville lost its post office, the U.S. Postal Service is considering reopening a facility where residents of the Route 100 town can collect their mail, purchase stamps and mail their packages.

USPS Real Estate Specialist Michael K. Bullard will attend the next Monday’s Granville selectboard meeting and propose relocating retail services into a yet-to-be determined location in town. The Sept. 12 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the town clerk’s office, which is located at 4157 Route 100.

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Addison sets hearing for new town plan that includes solar regs

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Addison residents on Monday will have a chance to learn more about and weigh in on a proposed new town plan, one that Addison Planning Commission members said will allow many residents more flexibility to develop small lots and will call for limits on commercial solar arrays, especially near Lake Champlain.

The planning commission will hold a hearing on the plan at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Addison Central School.

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Aldermen give more money to Vergennes Partnership

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After hearing a list of recent Vergennes Partnership accomplishments from its president, Renny Perry, also an alderman, the Vergennes City Council on Aug. 30 unanimously agreed to support the city’s downtown organization with $7,500 from the Vergennes Water Tower Fund. Perry abstained from the vote.

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