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Scott supports renewable energy bill

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — The governor of Vermont backs the notion of increasing the state’s commitment to energy produced from renewable sources, but he said at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes that he isn’t in favor of all kinds of renewable energy here.

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Governor not sold on pot legislation

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — At Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes, Gov. Phil Scott and one of his constituents discussed their opposing viewpoints on the possible legalization of small amounts of marijuana.

It appears the 2017 legislative session will wrap up without passage of a bill that would have allowed Vermont to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to two mature plants.

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Is free speech an absolute? Campus debates reveal post-Murray breach

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — Different perspectives on what happened at the Charles Murray appearance at Middlebury College on March 2 and on what the college should do in response can be seen in the conflicting measures put forth by various faculty members.

One faction at the April 7 faculty meeting emphasized free speech as a foundational value of the college and higher education in general, the other emphasized inclusivity and an inclusive process as important next steps on campus.

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Porter Medical Center offers new services for chronically ill patients

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center is developing new educational and online services aimed at helping chronically ill patients stay out of the hospital and/or avoid serious surgeries.

The services include a wide range of free workshops and a website, all designed to help people adopt diets and exercise regimens to better live with — or avoid experiencing — persistent ailments such as diabetes, cancer, lupus, heart disease and asthma, or chronic pain caused by serious injury or medical conditions such as fibromyalgia.

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Bristol springs into the arts this Saturday

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



BRISTOL — Lily Hinrichsen, Karla VanVliet, Basha Miles, Annie Perkins, Reagh Greenleaf Jr., and Rachel Baird — all Addison County residents — set up shop in the ARTSight Studios and Gallery on South Street in Bristol. It’s a shared office, sort of. Each artist has his or her own space in the old house, which used to be home to the police station and doctors offices. Some of the artists keep regular hours, others by chance or appointment.

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Runners get ready for annual Maple Run in MIddlebury

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — More than 700 runners, many traveling with family and friends, are expected in Middlebury the weekend of May 6-7 for the ninth edition of the Middlebury Maple Run — The Sweetest Half. The race starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, from the parking lot behind Porter Hospital.

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Bixby Library makes pitch for city funds

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At their Tuesday meeting, Vergennes city council members heard a pitch from Bixby Library board President Paula Moore for $8,000 of increased support, but deferred a decision.

The council also decided to keep level the rates for using the city pool, while at the same time dipping deeper into the city’s Watershed Fund to cover a projected operating deficit.

Moore told the board the Bixby represents “a phenomenal value” to the five communities it serves.

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Prescription Take Back day to be held Saturday

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — This coming Saturday, April 29, is Prescription Take Back Day in Vermont. That is when anyone can anonymously visit their local participating locations to properly dispose of any prescription medication that are past their shelf life or no longer needed.

The goal is to safely dispose of pharmaceuticals so that they don’t get into the hands of illicit drug users or pushers or into the public water supply. Don’t flush prescription drugs down the drain or toilet.

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Religion and justice series to hold panel discussion on migrant workers this Sunday

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont farms depend on migrant farm workers, many of whom lack proper immigration status and are subject to deportation.

This Sunday, April 30, Middlebury’s religious community will address this issue in the fourth of its monthly series of community conversations that touch on religion and social justice in contemporary America.

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VUHS senior honored with DAR's Good Citizen award

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Brandon Cousino was awarded this year’s Good Citizen by the Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the DAR at its annual Good Citizen ceremony on March 11. The Good Citizens program encourages and rewards a high school senior who demonstrates the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Candidates for the reward are nominated by the faculty and then voted on by members of their VUHS senior class.

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