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Vermont and Oakland extend affiliation through 2016

The Vermont Lake Monsters and Oakland Athletics have extended their Player Development Contract for the next two years through 2016, the two teams announced today.

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1,000-plus Vermonters head to New York City for Climate March

Over one thousand Vermonters who are concerned about climate change will attending the People’s Climate March taking place in New York City on Sept. 21.

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From the Editor: The Last Voyage of the Lusitania

This year began a four-year-long centennial observation of World War I—the War to End All Wars. “War may be hell,” they say, but World War I was a kind of hell few of us can imagine today.

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Missing teens located

Senior Trooper Cari Crick of the Vermont State Police Troop C at New Haven reported that runaway Addison County juveniles Damon Tower and Wayne Larose have been located.

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MSJ's "Honor Our Past Dinner" raises funds for scholarships

The Sixth Annual Honor Our Past event to benefit Rutland Catholic Schools will be held on Oct. 2 at the Holiday Inn located on U.S. Route 7.

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Letter: Saving a life

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House robbed on Raymond Hill Road in Orwell

Prescription drugs among stolen items

On Sept. 16, Vermont State Police troopers were advised of a burglary that took place on Raymond Hill Road in Orwell. State Police met with the victim, who advised that the following items were stolen...

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Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conference, Sept. 18

Annual meeting of Emergency Responders

Emergency responders from all corners of Vermont will come together Sept.18 to take part in the state's annual Emergency Preparedness Conference. The event is presented by the Vermont Department of Public Safety's Emergency Management & Homeland Security and Fire Safety divisions.

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Community Forum: Shaping the future of Middlebury's schools

embers of the I.D. 4 and U.D. 3 school boards invite you to an open discussion to share your hopes and dreams for Middlebury schools and the children, families and community they serve.

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Vergennes Lions Club to sponsor Charity Run

The Vergennes Lions Club is sponsoring a family-friendly Charity Run on Saturday, Sept. 27, to support the Vergennes Area Food Shelf and provide funds for heating fuel assistance for the needy this winter. Beginning at the Vergennes Union Elementary School on East Street, there will be a “Kid 1-Mile Run” starting at 10 am and an “Adults and Family 5-K Run” starting at 11 am.

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Sodbusters play Fall Roundup at Bristol Rec Field


Members of the Addison County-based Sodbusters Horse Shoe Club joined other Vermont players, as well as those from New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, for the league’s 2014 Fall Roundup Turnament held at the Bristol Recreation Field Sept. 14.

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Paquin receives ROTC scholarship

Megan J. Paquin of Vergennes has received an Army ROTC-Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend Syracuse University, N.Y. Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, reflecting academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews.

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National Preparedness: Farm Agency involved with Day of Action, Sept. 30

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The National Day of Action is Sept. 30. USDA’s Farm Service Agency has committed to participate in America’s PrepareAthon in September in order to increase preparedness throughout the U.S.

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Police reveal more details about Bristol shooting

Trooper's name to be revealed today

The investigation into yesterday’s shooting incident continues. Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 8:26 p.m., the Shelburne Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an adult male subject, later identified as Norman Michaud, 56, of Bristol, threatening suicide with a gun in Bristol.