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City veterinarian bids farewell after three decades on the farm

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Joe Klopfenstein DVM



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This month’s column is a difficult one for me. As you may have read in the Independent, I am leaving practice in Vermont to teach at Oregon State. Although it’s an opportunity to use the wisdom I’ve accumulated in a, shall we say, less physically demanding way and for my wife and me to be closer to our two adult sons, I won’t deny I’m very sad to be leaving the people and places I’ve grown to love so much.

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Benefit sing-along concert set Oct. 11

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Dr. Jack Mayer



MIDDLEBURY — Annie Patterson and Peter Blood will lead a sing-along concert in Middlebury on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Middlebury United Methodist  Church.

The history of social justice movements — civil rights, anti-war, the environment, labor, women’s movements, and more — is bound to the songs of the people participating. Some have become the soundtrack of a generation.  

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Local artists contributed to Quarry Hill School auction

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Formalarie joins Mobius board of directors

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — A Ferrisburgh man who holds a key post at Cabot has joined the board of directors of Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership.

Nate Formalarie is currently the Brand Communications Manager for Cabot Creamery Cooperative/Agri-mark, and brings more than a decade of marketing, public relations, and journalism experience to this new leadership position.

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Brandon man jailed for child pornography

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — Scott Stinson of Brandon pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 in Rutland County Superior Court, criminal division, to three counts of promoting a recording of sexual conduct by a child, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office reported late last week.

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Addison County state police trooper dies in training

Posted on September 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Vermont State Police Trooper Kyle Young died on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 17, following a medical event during training at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho.

Young, a 28-year-old Monkton resident, was assigned to the New Haven Barracks and thus provided law enforcement services throughout Addison County.

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National Bank of Middlebury receives community reinvestment award

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — National Bank of Middlebury has been awarded an “outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Community Reinvestment Act is intended to encourage banks to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate. Banking institutions are encouraged to reinvest in their communities — and to halt discriminatory lending practices (such as lending exclusively to high-income areas and avoiding low- and moderate-income credit applicants).

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Food co-op winning more fans; Middlebury store studies expansion

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (MNFC) is studying the possibility of once again expanding its store — perhaps by as much as 50 percent — onto property it owns to the west of its store at 1 Washington St.

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Brandon-area schools face consolidation vote in 2016

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union has its Act 46 school consolidation committee in place, and if Superintendent Jeanne Collins has her way, there could be a public vote on the issue this March.

The Legislature last spring passed Act 46, which requires all supervisory unions and school districts to assess and decide what school governance structure they want to move to. The choices are:

• Accelerated merger with one-time study grant and tax incentives.

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Manure pit sparking notification questions

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The newly built satellite manure pit on Ferrisburgh’s Middlebrook Road continues to spark debate about not only how it was permitted, but also the larger question of how dairy farmers’ increasing use of satellite pits should be regulated.

The single biggest point of contention is whether neighbors of proposed pits should be notified before ground is broken.

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