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Middlebury seeks Exchange St. pathway for bikes and pedestrians

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — In addition to discussion concerns about the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the planned replacement of two downtown rail bridges (see story on Page 1A), the Middlebury selectboard at a Tuesday meeting:

• Unanimously agreed to ask VTrans to consider funding for an 8-foot-wide “shared-use” path along Exchange Street to accommodate pedestrians, joggers and cyclists.

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Free Gospel Choir concerts offered in Shoreham and Ripton

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Gospel Choir will perform two concerts next week followed by their annual appearance at Field Days.

This renowned group, under the leadership of Suzanne Rood, is comprised of singers representing a dozen churches in Addison County. Each year they perform on the opening night of the Addison County Fair and Field Days, but you can hear a preview at this concert on Aug. 6 in Ripton and Aug. 7 in Shoreham.

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CSAC client accused of stabbing two at mental health agency home

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man with mental health issues pleaded innocent to two counts of attempted second-degree murder at the Addison County Courthouse on Monday. The pleas come after a Sunday, July 24, incident during which he allegedly stabbed a worker and a fellow resident in a Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) home off Route 7 in Middlebury.

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College interns join front lines in fight against poverty

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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ADDISON COUNTY — For Doug Wilson, a Middlebury College sophomore from Hershey, Penn., the Charter House in Middlebury is home for the summer. In exchange for room and board, Wilson is kept busy picking tomatoes, squash, berries and garlic.

He’s helping harvest the more than 5,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables that the Charter House Coalition uses to prepare and serve meals to the community seven days a week.

And he’s embracing every minute of it.

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State of Vermont issues poison parsnip warning

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and the Department of Health want Vermonters to be aware that a common weed found along many Vermont roadsides can cause painful rashes and raised blisters, similar to second-degree sunburn.

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It's official: Vermont is maple capital of USA

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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STARKSBORO — For skiers and boarders, the beginning of 2016 was dismal. Temperatures were high and snowfall was low. Ski resorts suffered, along with local economies. But every coin has a flip side, and for one industry, the weather was sweet.

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Garden journaling class to be held Aug. 3

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In the tradition of British garden journals, the journals of Henry David Thoreau, the Voyage of Discovery and other property record keepers, come enjoy a little time outdoors learning specific ways to record data on your own property that can help you in future land planning and management. What is important to document? What are some very simple methods using both writing and simple illustration? What will help you see how both subtle and obvious changes are happening to the nature of where you live?

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Ballet takes up residence on Vermont farms

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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NEW HAVEN — Megan Stearns is in mid-air. Her back leg is straight, toe pointed, and her front leg is outstretched, hurtling her body toward the ground.

Stearns is a ballerina — she’s danced her entire life — but she’s used to landing on a dance studio’s solid wood floor. Now, in this fraction of a second, while she floats several feet from the Earth, she’ll have to prepare herself to land on an uneven, unknown surface.

Grass.

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Swimming prohibited in fishing access areas

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIERThe Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reminds the public not to swim at fishing access areas due to safety concerns. The primary use of the fishing access areas is for launching and retrieving motorboats.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department maintains more than 180 developed fishing access areas on lakes and rivers throughout the state. These areas have allowed uses determined by law, and swimming is not one of them.

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ACTR to provide free rides to Field Days

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — For the thirteenth year in a row, Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will provide fare-free rides for visitors to Addison County Fair and Field Days. This fare-free service will operate Aug. 9-13 and is sponsored by Champlain Valley Equipment.

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