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From the Editor: The dash of life

My sister and I accompanied our 98-year-old mother on a visit to our father’s grave for Father’s Day weekend. It was the first Father’s Day without our Dad. He died, at age 100, in January of this year.

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Area towns gear up to celebrate July 4

Independence Day and other July events

Things to do starting July 4 around the Middlebury-Brandon-Rutland-Killington region

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How will SCOTUS ruling affect Vermonters?

Vermont Watchdog Report

The U.S. Supreme Court last Thursday ruled 6-3 to allow states without insurance exchanges to continue receiving federal subsidies. Critics of the ruling say the decision does nothing to help Vermonters escape the state’s troubled health care exchange.

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Delay in arraignment of Ferrisbugh woman in fatality case

Holly Gonyeau will have to wait an additional 14 days for her day in court.

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Pipeline break floods Court Street (U.S. Route 7) in downtown Middlebury

An apparent pipeline break, located near the Dunkin' Donuts shop in downtown Middlebury, accidentally pumped thousands of gallons of water onto Court Street (U.S. Route 7) at approximately 9:39 a.m. June 26.

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PEGTV hosts free video production workshop in Rutland

PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, is hosting a free video workshop “Composition & Camerawork: Helpful Tips for Better Video”. The workshop will be held Thursday, July 2 from 6-7:30 p.m., at the PEGTV studios located in the Howe Center in Rutland on 1 Scale Avenue.

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Recommendations noted on Middlebury engineering works

At a recent Middlebury Select Board meeting, Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay reported that a Selection Committee...

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Middlebury adopts police TASER weapon use policy

Members of the Middlebury Select Board voted to adopt a new town policy governing the use of conducted electrical weapons (CEW), referred to as brand-name TASER, by Middlebury Police officers.

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Police arrest Monkton woman

Vermont State Police responded to a call on Hollow Road in Monkton June 24. Troopers located Tara Tower, 37, of Monkton. She had an active arrest warrant for being out of Rutland County.

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Bergeron holds off Middlebury’s Stone at Devil’s Bowl

Jason Durgan and Ron Proctor shared the spotlight on Central Vermont Motorcycles Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 19, splitting victories in a pair of eventful Bond Auto Parts Modified stock car races

Ryan named superintendent of the year

Ron Ryan, Superintendent for the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union (ARSU) -serving the communities of Benson, Castleton, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, Orwell and West Haven) has been selected as the Vermont Superintendent of the Year for 2015 by the Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA).

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“Random acts of camping” at state parks this summer

Designed to share the joy of camping with Vermonters, “Random Acts of Camping” are coming to a state park day use area near you. “Random Acts of Camping” rewards lucky park visitors with two free nights of tent, RV, lean-to, or cabin camping in any Vermont State Park campground.

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Abenaki Heritage Weekend along Lake Champlain, June 27-28

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Abenaki Heritage Weekend, at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Saturday, June 27, from 10-5 and Sunday June 28 from 10-4

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Utility crews ready as strong t-storms could hit Vermont

Green Mountain Power officials are encouraging customers to be aware of electrical safety as the forecast is predicting two rounds of strong thunderstorms that could cause damage and outages Tuesday.