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Film crew to work along Three Mile Bridge Road

Road to be closed between Route 7 and Halladay Road

Three Mile Bridge Road will be closed to traffic between Route 7 and Halladay Road, from 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, until 12:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, while a film crew is working in the area. Flagging personnel will be on scene for traffic control during this period. Please call the Middlebury Town Manager's Office at 388-8100 x 202 with any questions or concerns.

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Firefighters battle Rutland Plywood blazes

A fire Aug. 20 at the Rutland Plywood Corp. facility, located on Ripley Road in Rutland, kept multiple firefighting crews busy. After the initial fire was extinguised, another blaze broke out and caused extensive damage. According to fire officials on the scene and early news reports, flames were first spotted in a tower situated on the suth end of the plywood manufacturing plant.

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Vergennes Arts Walk features "Faces and Places"

Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m.

The Vergennes Arts Walk reception is this Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m. There will be music at the Vergennes Farmer's Market, and a reception at Creative Space Gallery for the newest show, "Faces and Places" and the Gallery Group Show.

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VSAC: Eligible Vermont low-income students can receive funds to cover incidental costs of college courses

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will administer a new program that provides $50,000 in stipends this year to help low-income high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated with dual enrollment courses.

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Vermont primary voting takes place Tuesday, Aug. 26

With the Vermont Primary Election a week away, area candidates would like to remind all Vermonters about the importance of voting:

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Candidate Column: Amy Sheldon for Vermont State House

Candidate Column by Amy Sheldon for Vermont State House

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From the editor: A case of solar hubris

Lately, I’ve been wondering why Vermont is rushing so quickly to embrace every neighborhood solar- and wind-energy project that comes down the pike.

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Remembering Jim Jeffords

Funeral service in Rutland, Aug. 22

James Merrill “Jim” Jeffords (May 11, 1934–Aug. 18, 2014) was a U.S. Senator from Vermont. Sworn in to the Senate in 1989, he served as a Republican until 2001, when he left the party to become an Independent and began caucusing with the Democrats. He retired from the Senate in 2007. Prior to the Senate, he served as the U.S. Representative for Vermont’s at-large congressional district from 1975 to 1989.

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Mary Hogan Elementary preps for back to school

Mary Hogan Elementary School Principal Thomas Buzzell and Assistant Principal Steven Lindemann welcome Mary Hogan students and parents to the 2014-15 school year.

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Claude Bourbon to bring Gallic panache to Brandon Music scene

Brandon Music presents Claude Bourbon, highly acclaimed acoustic guitar player, on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Born in France in the early 1960s, Bourbon who has a reputation as a formidable performer, grew up in Switzerland where he was classically trained.

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Hinesburg F.D. plans Fun Day

Hinesburg Fire Dept. Chief Al Barber is hoping a planned public event draws scores of local residents to the fire station, turning the gathering into an educational opportunity for the community.

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Sleuthing a local road of mystery is an annual event

Aug. 23 tour of Hubbardton Military Road

Right in our own backyard is an historic 18th-century roadway that helped, in no small way, to turn the tide of battle and help create the United States of America.

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33rd Annual Vergennes Day, Aug. 22-23

Vergennes Day celebrates its 33rd year on Saturday, Aug. 23.