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Social workers in Middlebury regroup following murder in Barre

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The August murder in Barre of Vermont Department for Children & Families (DCF) social worker Lara Sobel continues to weigh heavily on the minds of her colleagues, including those in the agency’s Middlebury office, who are taking greater safety precautions while redoubling their dedication to what can be a high-stress, thankless, but vitally important job of protecting children.

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Whiting program to help with addiction, other problems

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — The Whiting Community Church is launching a “Celebrate Recovery” program starting Monday, Oct. 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:30.

Celebrate Recovery touches on a whole range of issues, including chemical addictions, food issues, pornography, physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, sexual and or love addictions, anger issues, co-dependency or any other issue people might be struggling with.The program is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. Meetings will be held every Monday.

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Live storytelling returns to college this Saturday

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College hosts the live performance event “Cocoon,” inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon “The Moth,” on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Six handpicked storytellers will tell a diverse range of stories around the theme “Roots.” The audience is invited to a reception with the storytellers after the show.

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Patton inaugurated as college's first woman president

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By JULIA JOHN



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MIDDLEBURY — Laurie Patton stood before a microphone on a stage in front of Old Chapel on the Middlebury College on Sunday morning bathed in applause.

“Hello, Middlebury!” the newly minted president of the 215-year-old institution warmly greeted her cheering audience.

And thus began — officially, the tenure of Middlebury College’s 17th president.

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Two Middlebury water mains break, traffic is snarled

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — A messy water main break in Court Square in downtown Middlebury on Monday morning that snarled traffic for much of the day was followed on Wednesday by a second water main break just a block away that caused a second, though smaller, bottleneck for cars and trucks.

“It certainly is unusual to have two so close together,” said Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsey, of the water main breaks.

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UPDATE: Wednesday sees second water main break in two days in Middlebury

Posted on October 14, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:30 p.m. to add the news that water service will remain suspended on Thursday for the 10 or 12 Washington Street businesses served by the broken water main.

MIDDLEBURY — Just two days after a messy water main break in Court Square in downtown Middlebury closed off part of Route 7 and snarled traffic, another water main just a block away on Washington Street burst, flooded the street and closed part of the street all day.

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Broken water main snarls traffic in Middlebury; road to reopen Monday evening

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Traffic was snarled in downtown Middlebury today as the southbound lane through Court Square was blocked off shortly before the morning rush hour because an 8-inch water main broke, sending streams of H2O into the sky and destroying the pavement on the south side of the square.

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Students of the Week - October 12, 2015

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Annual wildlife day is more popular than ever

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By JULIA JOHN



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ADDISON — Taupe-colored lumps of fur and feathers specked with the white of bones — indigestible prey parts mashed together and then regurgitated from owl gizzards — sat on paper plates on the table like Halloween-themed, white-chocolate-chip cookies. Fascinated children and parents set the conference room abuzz as they dissected the pellets with bright blue plastic forceps and wooden probes, identifying and studying the skeletons of the unfortunate critters the owls had devoured for dinner.

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Opinion: Our sweet ride has turned sour

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — In June of this year I became a very proud owner of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI.

Our search for a vehicle was long and arduous. The cars in our driveway had always been at least 10 years old and only moderately reliable. But we were getting tired of the trips to the mechanic’s and the “adventure” of possible breakdowns everywhere we went.

With a Toyota Tacoma pick-up for weekend warrior projects and four-wheel drive, we focused on something that was more compact and could achieve better fuel efficiency.

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