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Society wants to post I.D. badge on historic covered bridge

A request from the Covered Bridge Society, to post a small identification/information patch on the Pulp Mill Bridge in Middlebury, was reviewed by the town's Select Board last week.

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Guest Viewpoint: Shumlin economy worsens as unemployment hits 11-month High

An additional one thousand Vermonters were added to the state’s unemployment roles last month, even as Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) and the leaders of his legislative supermajority continue to insist their failed policies are working. Meanwhile, Vermont’s working families struggle to make ends meet in a state that is increasingly unaffordable.

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Volunteers help local families in crisis

The Town of Charlotte is known for its close-knit community, lush fields, rich agricultural history and storied mom and pop stores, whose operations span generations.

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House to be moved across Cross Street Bridge, Oct. 27

The Osborne House on the corner of Main Street and Cross Street will be on the move. The house will move from 77 Main St. to the vacant lot on the east side of the intersection of Cross and Water Streets. Cross Street will be closed to all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic from 2 a.m. until approximately noon, Monday. Oct. 27.

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Maritime Museum launches new adventure for kids

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has just tested their newest on-water program, “Otter Creek Odyssey,” last week, with outstanding results.

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Resource for women voters

The League of Women Voters of Vermont offers Vote411.org, a free non-partisan resource, where voters can get the information they need to make knowledgeable choices on Election Day, November 4, 2014.

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An old- fashioned, same sex Vermont marriage

Middlebury College and the Sheldon Museum present “Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early Weybridge, Vt.,” a talk by author Rachel Hope Cleves on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 pm at Twilight Hall, Middlebury College.

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Hatchery improvement to increase health of lake salmon

A significant upgrade at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle is expected to pay dividends for the health of the salmon population in Lake Champlain.

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From the Editor: From Facebook to eternity

October 2014 was the first time that my wife and I had learned about the death of a family member--and close friend--via Facebook.

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Vermont astronomy group to offer views of solar eclipse—weather permitting

Partial solar eclipse Oct. 23

On Thursday, Oct. 23, conditions permitting, enjoy a safe viewing of the partial solar eclipse at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton.

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Public Service Board decides not to reopen Vermont Gas Pipeline case

The Vermont Public Service Board has decided to allow the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline project to continue without further scrutiny through Addison County. Vermont Gas already received regulatory approval for Phase I in December 2013.

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Middlebury woman arrested

On Oct. 12, 2014, New York State Police arrested 22-year-old Ashleigh E. Hickey of Middlebury, Vt., following a domestic dispute at a residence on Riddle Road in Mineville, N.Y.

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Rutland County covered bridge is new U.S. Historic Landmark

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Directory Jonathan B. Jarvis recently announced the designation of nine new National Historic Landmarks, among them Vermont’s Brown Bridge in Rutland County.

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New Haven selectman says town is being cut out of solar-power process

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Despite Green Mountain Power’s desire to transform Rutland into Vermont’s gleaming “Solar City” on a hill, other power brokers in the solar power industry have quietly made the Town of New Haven their target instead.