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Dog Lake Trading Co. offers some fetching wares

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dorothea Langevin and Cindy Strate have spent the past few years on the road marketing their artistic creations together at various shows throughout the state.

The two Addison County women have now laid down some retail roots close to home, in downtown Middlebury, with their new store called the Dog Lake Trading Co. at 9 Frog Hollow Alley.

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Friday's Arts Walk in Middlebury to showcase crafters, artists and blogger

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Arts Walk takes place on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Middlebury and the Marble Works. Local artists will be showcasing their craft in local businesses. This month will feature many wonderful examples of photography, painting, sidewalk chalk art and recipe demonstrations.

Some of the featured locations, events and exhibits are highlighted below.

• 51 Main, Main Street, “Catching The Moment: The Art of Photographing Live Performance.”

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Lt. Gov. Scott enters contest for governor

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By Jasper Craven and Anne Galloway of VTDigger



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VERMONT — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott made official what has long been assumed — he will run for Vermont governor in 2016.

“I’ve made this decision because I believe too many families and employers are on the economic edge,” Scott wrote in his announcement letter Tuesday.

Scott, 57, says he can bring “new energy” and people of “different backgrounds” together. Vermonters “crave” a change in leadership he says in large part because the state is in trouble financially.

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Middlebury College to present symposium on inequality

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Is economic inequality a threat to democracy and the American Dream? A Middlebury College symposium, “Ill Fares the Land: Inequality in the Twenty-First Century,” will address these and other related topics on Friday, Sept. 18. The event, the college’s fourth annualInternational Politics and Economics Program symposium, will bring together experts from Middlebury and other institutions in a series of panels that will take place in the Robert A. Jones House from noon to 6:30 p.m.

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Ferrisburgh hears pitch for buried power cable

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — About 20 Ferrisburgh residents at last week’s Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting heard representatives of a Massachusetts company describe how a proposed $600 million underground power line that would run through Ferrisburgh would affect and — company officials said — benefit their town.

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Lawmaker fields questions on school consolidation act

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



LINCOLN — Community members brought questions straight to the source last week, when the Lincoln Community School Board hosted a question-and-answer session on the new Vermont law encouraging school consolidation with a lawmaker who helped shepherd Act 46 through the Legislature.

“We thought that a community forum on an important piece of legislation like this is always just a good starting point for any community going through changes,” said Rebecca Otey, Lincoln Community School Board chair.

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New manure pit sparks debate in town and beyond

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Neighbors of an almost completed Ferrisburgh manure pit are upset about its potential impact on their quality of life and about the pit approval process, and they have protested to the Agency of Agriculture, the Ferrisburgh selectboard and their elected state representatives.

The farmer and state officials say the pit not only follows all regulations, but it is environmentally sound and sited as far from neighbors as is practical.

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Vergennes charity is finding results are sweeter

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — After some rocky times during the recent recession, the Vergennes Main Street nonprofit Sweet Charity is enjoying its most productive year.

The eight-year-old charitable venture, run by members of the Women of Wisdom organization, has in the first seven months of 2015 given away more than $30,000 that was raised from the sales of donated furniture, decorations and other household goods out of its Ryan Block storefront.

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Early registration is open for Tour de Farms

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Tour de Farms is one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours and is set in Addison County’s rolling farmlands — voted New England’s best biking by Yankee magazine. Over 3,000 people have ridden the tour over the last 7 years in Shoreham and Orwell.

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ACTR bus company cruises past 2 million mark in riders

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has just eclipsed the 2 millionth rider mark, a substantial achievement for a non-profit organization that got its start 23 years ago coordinating individual rides for transportation-challenged residents.

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