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Lincoln store owner knows her customers

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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LINCOLN — If one were to spend a day observing the clientele of the Lincoln General Store, here’s what they may see: In the morning, a group of eight men who gather there almost every day to discuss woodworking techniques, or the area’s best sheet metal provider. At lunchtime, perhaps a cyclist, stopping for a quick bite to eat as they brave the Six Gaps. And in the late afternoon, school children, hurrying off the bus and into the store, charging a snack to their parents’ account and making their way to soccer practice.

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Sheldon Pops concert to rock the skies on Thursday

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Avoid the Fourth of July crowds and the traffic, find easy parking and enjoy music and fireworks honoring Independence Day — and you’ll help out the local museum of Vermont history while you are at it.

The family-favorite 25th Annual Henry Sheldon Museum Pops Concert and Fireworks Display will be staged this Thursday, June 29, on the spacious, manicured grounds of the Middlebury College athletic fields, nestled between and with views of the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

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Middlebury officials eyeing $1.15M Creek Road rebuild

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury should work to reopen flood-damaged Creek Road as soon as possible, and then phase in a series of more than $1 million in upgrades to the road, which has been closed to through-traffic for the past two years.

That’s the course the Middlebury Infrastructure Committee on June 22 voted unanimously to ask the selectboard to pursue.

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Ferrisburgh will seek to settle tree-cutting case

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — After a June 20 closed-door meeting with the Ferrisburgh selectboard, town attorney Jim Carroll told about 20 residents that he would be working to reach a settlement with the Vorsteveld Farm for cutting down about 1,900 trees and shrubs in the town right of way this spring along a three-quarter-mile stretch of Arnold Bay Road.

But Carroll added that a court case remains possible based on the statute that requires landowners to obtain permission before cutting trees in town rights of way.

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County to benefit from beefed up Farm to School law

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY — Legislation signed by Gov. Phil Scott is intended to strengthen and expand the state’s Farm to School efforts, and it should have a sizable impact locally.

“Addison County’s the largest agricultural producer in the state, so you know there’ll be an impact,” said ACORN Executive Committee Member Annie Harlow. “It will benefit us economically, nutritionally and educationally.”

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State survey gives snapshot of homelessness problem in county

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Researchers found 1,225 Vermonters literally homeless on a single night this past January.

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Tour de Farms sets earlier date this year for biking tour

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — After running its bicycle tour of Addison County farms in September for many years, ACORN’s 10th annual Tour de Farms this year has been moved a month or so earlier.

The Tour, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, will be held Sunday, Aug. 6, in and around Bristol. This year’s route will follow 28 miles of rolling hills and backcountry roads through the Champlain Valley’s quintessential pastoral landscape.

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Bixby to host table read of local man's play

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday, June 27, from 6-8:30 p.m., Zig Zag Lit Mag continues its monthly Table Read Series at Bixby Memorial Library with a reading of work by A. Jay Dubberly of Vergennes.

The format for the table read is simple: the author’s work is read aloud by peers, and then discussed, all while the author remains silent; the author exists like a fly on the wall, observing others interacting with their work.

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Fireworks and concert are set for July 3rd in Vergennes

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 3801 and the Vergennes American Legion Post No. 14 will co-sponsor a fireworks display at the Vergennes Union High School athletics fields on Monday, July 3, beginning at dusk.

Prior to the fireworks, the public is invited to come and enjoy music provided by the Vergennes City Band, directed by Susan O’Daniel. Refreshments will be available from food vendors, and the Vergennes Fire Department will be on site to keep everything safe.

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Mount Abe student wins Hildene writing award

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MANCHESTER — Mount Abraham eighth-grader Madison Shepard was honored in a statewide essay competition last month for her writing on climate change.

Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, paid tribute to 13 eighth-grade students at a celebratory luncheon there on May 21. The event honored the winners of the 11th annual Hildene Lincoln Essay Competition.

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