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Addison Co. Solid Waste receives $80,000 for recyclabes, food waste

MIDDLEBURY | The Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) has been awarded a taxpayer-funded materials management implementation grant of $80,000 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, a division of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Grant funds will be used to improve the collection and management of single-stream...
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Cancer & Community

Most people in the United States know someone affected by cancer. For some, it is a constant anxiety as eventually, more likely than not, someone they know will be diagnosed. But there is hope for all as medical and scientific advances are sharpening our understanding of how cancer works and suggesting new ways we can beat it. And the way doctors and clinicians treat cancer is always changing, as scientists learn more about the nature and development of the disease.
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Winston “Wink” Forbes, 75, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY-Winston “Wink” Forbes, 75, of Middlebury, died Thursday June 3, 2021, after a hard-fought, five-year battle with cancer. His son and grandson were by his side. Wink was born Dec. 26, 1945. in Middlebury, Vt., the son of Harold and Vena (Quesnel) Forbes. A hard worker his entire life, Wink worked for 40-plus years for JP Carrara and Sons in East Middlebury, where he drove a mixer. He could often be spotted with a big smile waving as he drove through downtown Middlebury.
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Scoreboard and schedule for Jun. 10

Here's what happened in Addison County high school sports this past week. See below for this week's schedule of games and events. 6/5 #2 Mt. Abe vs. #7 U-32........... 6-5 (8) 6/4 #6 VUHS vs. #3 Montpelier.. 14-4 (8) 6/8 No. 2 Peoples vs. VUHS.............. 6-2 Boys’ Lacrosse. Division I...
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Letter to the editor: Addison County is truly an extraordinary place to live

I have lived in Addison County for 40 years — as a resident of Ripton, Middlebury and Weybridge, even seasonally in Salisbury. I have worked here in Environmental Education, three restaurants, Financial Services, Porter Medical Center and finally at End of Life Services. This is an extraordinary place, ideal for raising a family. It is all about the kids. This community shows up for the kids — on the fields, in the pool, on the ice or in the car — we grew up with our kids, their friends and their parents.

Pandemic Pick: What Outdoor Art Installation Inspired You During the Pandemic?

With more than 50 large-scale sculptures scattered atop picturesque fields, Lemon Fair Sculpture Park "is a hidden gem in Addison County," wrote one Seven Days reader. East Shoreham residents and art enthusiasts Frank and Elaine Ittleman first opened their property to the public in 2016 for free, self-guided tours along a mowed path — and they've continued to welcome visitors, in season, throughout the pandemic. One Vermonter summed up the experience: "Being able to walk with a friend outdoors amongst these giant art installations was a wonderful way to be able to socialize safely." (East Shoreham •
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Addison Co.'s Dr. Robert Jimerson remembered

MIDDLEBURY | Prior to the close of the 2020-21 Vermont Legislative Session, the Vermont House recognized Dr. Robert Jimerson, departing medical director at the Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC), with a House concurrent resolution (HCR64), in honor and recognition of his service to the community. Rep. Matt Birong of...

Wanted: Addison County farms, sugarmakers, more for Vt. Maple 100

BRISTOL | Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets officials are looking for Addison County farms, food businesses, sugarmakers, restaurants, breweries, lodging partners, producer associations, food system organizations, recreation, tourism partners, and more to participate in the Vermont Maple 100 celebration of all things maple from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. This is a...
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Vermont Adult Learning reopening in Middlebury’s Marble Works

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County branch of Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) is re-opening its center at 99 Maple St. in the Marble Works Historical District in Middlebury. In-person, hybrid and fully online services will be soon available, the latter via VAL’s Online Learning Center. The organization will move into its...
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CEDS workshop to aid in Addison Co. economic planning

On Thursday, June 10, at 6 p.m., the Addison County Regional Planning Commission and Addison County Economic Development Corporation will host a special workshop for local business leaders and residents. — MIDDLEBURY | On Thursday, June 10, at 6 p.m., the Addison County Regional Planning Commission and Addison County Economic Development Corporation will host a workshop for local business leaders, regional stakeholders, municipal representatives, and residents.
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Grace Kavanaugh, 75, of Bridport

BRIDPORT — Grace Kavanaugh, 75, of Bridport, died May 16, 2021. She was born in New York, N.Y., March 1, 1946. She is survived by her husband, Richard Kavanaugh; her daughter, Lisa; and her son, Sean. Contributions in her name may be made to Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society.◊
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Special Weather Statement in Addison County, Vermont

A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTHWESTERN ADDISON AND NORTHWESTERN RUTLAND COUNTIES... At 628 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Shoreham to near Huletts Landing. Movement was east at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Castleton, West Castleton, Benson, Sudbury, Brandon, Hubbardton, Fair Haven, West Haven, Orwell, Poultney, Pittsford, Benson Bay, Hydeville, Hortonia, Bomoseen State Park, Castleton Corners, Benson Landing, Half Moon State Park, East Hubbardton and Stevens Bay. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
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Master strategist

JACK SIMPSON HOLDS the trophy he earned for winning the Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championship in his age division (K-1st) in Berlin on Saturday. The Mary Hogan Elementary first- grader was coached by Parker Montgomery in preparation for the tournament. Those preparatory activities were at chess club gatherings next to the 11th Hour Botanicals shop in the Marble Works; the club next meets Saturday morning.
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A new homelessness challenge lies ahead

MIDDLEBURY — Under normal circumstances, Anne Heather — who is homeless — wouldn’t have the wherewithal to stay even one night at the Courtyard By Marriott Hotel. She recently marked her one-year anniversary as an accidental guest at the Middlebury hotel, courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of Vermont.
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Scoreboard and schedule for Jun. 3

Here's what happened in Addison County high school sports this past week. See below for this week's schedule of games and events. 5/27 Proctor vs. OV.......................... 19-7 5/29 OV vs. Hartford....................... 12-11 Division II Playoffs. 6/2 #5 MUHS vs. #12 Spaulding........ 2-1 6/2 #9 OV vs. #8 Lamoille................ 13-6 Division...

Landmark Bristol restaurant closes

BRISTOL | An Addison County landmark inn and restaurant has closed. The Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's Restaurant in Bristol, featured in a restored circa-1797 farmhouse on Route 116 a few miles north of downtown Bristol, closed after serving locals and tourists since 1983. News of the business' closing,...
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26 Addison Co. summer youth programs receive Summer Matters funds

MIDDLEBURY | A total of 26 Addison County recipients of the Summer Matters for All Grant Program were announced May 26. Among the recipients: ACT Teen Center in Middlebury, ANWSD After School programs in Vergennes, Summer Reading Challenge in Vergennes, Bridge School Summer Camp in Middlebury, Summer Adventure Camp in Starksboro, Bristol Teen Hub Summer Camps, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Summer Camps, Five-Town MAUSD Expanded Learning programs, Middlebury Summer School Age, Summer SOAR in Leicester, Starksboro Co-op Preschool, DREAM in Middlebury, and Willowell Monkton Summer Camps, Vergennes Opera House Very Merry Theater Sumer Day Camps, Kamp Kokamonga, Gone Child Care in Ferrisburgh, Midd Summer Lunch and Rec, Orwell Library Reading Program, Shoreham Family Reading.
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Storm causes power outages in Addison County

MIDDLEBURY — Two separate power outages late on Wednesday afternoon struck downtown Middlebury and a stretch of Route 116 stretching from East Middlebury to the southeast corner of New Haven. Both outages occurred during a late-afternoon lightning storm, although Green Mountain Power’s outage center on its website did not attribute...
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Former St. Mary’s School eyed as recovery center

MIDDLEBURY — The Turning Point Center of Addison County (TPC) is in talks with St. Mary’s Catholic Church parish for potential long-term use of the former St. Mary’s School building at 86 Shannon St. in Middlebury as a center for people recovering from substance use disorder and other addictions. At...