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Funds sought for Vergennes sewer study

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes could get some financial help in studying how to upgrade its Macdonough Drive pump station, City Manager Mel Hawley told the Vergennes City Council on Oct. 24.

Despite a few recent upgrades, that station has still overflowed untreated wastewater close to a dozen times in the past two years, almost always after heavy rains cause stormwater infiltration into the city’s aging sewer collection system.

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Middlebury Area Land Trust celebrates accomplishments of 2017

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Area Land Trust, known as MALT, will celebrate another year of conservation and stewardship in Addison County at its annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Middlebury. With over 3,500 acres conserved, MALT will highlight its successes in 2017 and share a vision of strengthening local conservation, stewardship, and recreation in years to come.

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Three MUHS seniors named as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School recently announced that the following students have been named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program: Janet McIntosh Barkdoll of Shoreham, Lucy Groves of Cornwall and Greta Hardy-Mittell of East Middlebury.

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VUHS actors turn stage into NYC's '42nd Street'

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — It’s Broadway time. The Vergennes Union High School Music Department is excited to present their fall musical production of “42nd Street,” a celebration of everything New York — Broadway, Times Square and the people who create the magic of musical theater. The show runs Nov. 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. at the VUHS auditorium. 

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Lake Champlain to be the topic at Audubon society's annual meeting

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Audubon Annual Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, in Middlebury at the American Legion. The social hour will start at 5:15 and dinner will be at 6:00. The public is welcome to attend the talk at no charge by our featured speaker, Mike Winslow, which will start at 7:45.

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Program enlists dogs to help Vermont veterans

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dale Tucker scooped up a tennis ball and sent it hurtling into the teeth of an unseasonably warm wind that was swirling around the new Middlebury dog park last Tuesday.

His beautiful young German shepherd, Abby, dutifully gave chase.

Abby kept one eye on the ball and the other on Tucker, the center of her universe. Her bond to Tucker is being strengthened through a program called Vermont Paws & Boots, which trains service dogs to aid military veterans and first responders who need a constant companion for savings that can be life-saving.

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College to host 'Sister-to-Sister' summit

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “Sister-to-Sister” is hosting its thirteenth summit for middle school girls on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Kirk Alumni Center. “Sister-to-Sister” brings together middle school girls from Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes with female Middlebury College students.

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Meet the baker: Erin Bettencourt from Sweet-E's in Middlebury

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Remember these words:

“No dessert until after you’ve finished your ______.” Brussels sprouts, lima beans, okra… whatever overcooked, slimy, totally gross vegetable you left piled in the corner of your dinner plate.

Most of us remember these words coming from our parents, but it’s not something Erin Bettencourt says to her three kids. In fact she believes just the opposite.

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.”

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Shoreham farm family receives organic honors

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SHOREHAM — Each year, Horizon Organic announces the recipients of its Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) Award, which recognizes farmers who advocate for organic agriculture and dairying. At the Farm Aid festival in Pittsburgh recently, Joe and Kathleen Hescock of Elysian Fields in Shoreham received a 2017 HOPE Award honorable mention.

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Area 4-Hers do well at regionals: Addison County delegation competed at Eastern States

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Vermont 4-H sheep members held their own in regional competition at Eastern States Exposition, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, in West Springfield, Mass.

The Vermont delegation included Jarod Bushey of Addison; Charlotte and Rebecca Moriarty, both from Jericho; and Riley Ochs of Orwell. They participated in the sheep show and comprised the four-member Vermont quiz bowl team that captured first place in competition.

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