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Awful or Amazing: Understanding Victorian furniture's bad rap

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — This Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Henry Sheldon Museum and its alliance partner Historic New England will try to figure out if Victorian furniture is a work of creative genius, or just plain ugly. The talk “Victorian Furniture: Design Run Amok or Inspired Creativity?” will be given by Nancy Carlisle, who is the Historic New England Senior Curator of Collections, at the town of Middlebury’s new Town Offices, 77 Main St., across from the Sheldon Museum.

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Middlebury Garden Club announces Roadside Attractions winners

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual Roadside Attractions Awards. These accolades recognize gardens cultivated  by people around the county who are not members of the club.

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Hunters be aware: Please don't shoot collared bears

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SEARSBURG — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people hunting bear in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and radio collars during this fall’s hunting season. The bears are collared as part of an ongoing study on the effects of a proposed wind energy development within Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.

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Opiate abuse driving more kids into foster care in Addison County

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — A growing substance abuse crisis continues to drive more children into foster care in Addison County, say state officials charged with caring for Vermont’s youngest citizens. And, as a result, the need for foster parents continues to also rise.

Laurie Mumley, who recruits and supports foster parents as resource coordinator for the Department for Children and Families, remembers that when she started at the Middlebury DCF office three years ago the recruitment posters dramatically proclaimed that there were 55 children in custody.

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Dana Anderson named childhood superhero

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Let’s Grow Kids announced that Middlebury resident Dana Anderson is one of four Vermonters to be recognized as Early Childhood Superheroes for going above and beyond to help young children reach their full potential.

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Three-way partnership serves up 'green' power

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — What happens when an historic local dairy, a hard cider giant and a major vendor of farm equipment join forces in Middlebury?

You get an abundant supply of renewable energy, of course.

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College to open observatory this weekend

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Observatory and Middlebury Physics will again host stargazing open house nights this autumn. These Observatory events are scheduled for Friday evenings, Sept. 16 and Sept. 30, from 8-9:30 p.m. and are weather permitting.

Saturn and Mars will be in the evening sky on these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. The Observatory includes a 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof.

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Vergennes police make heroin bust

Posted on September 12, 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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State set to finalize lake cleanup plan

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — The cleanup of Lake Champlain returns to the spotlight as the state finalized the first phase of a plan to reduce the amount of phosphorous reaching the lake by 34 percent over the next 20 years.

The reduction is required under the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) finalized earlier this year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The first phase of the plan involves the creation of statewide programs and permits. It will end in 2017.

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Blaze destroys 150-year-old covered bridge

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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CORNWALL/SALISBURY — The charred remains of the covered bridge that crossed Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall smoldered early Sunday evening more than 24 hours after a fire of unknown origin had quickly engulfed and consumed the picturesque and historic span.

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