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From the Editor: A "selfie" to your future self

The Eagle publishes an occasional photo feature, titled “Time Capsule,” which looks at people, places and things in Vermont’s past. This feature sometimes consists of just a photo and a caption, other times, we look into a person or event a little deeper—as our limited newspaper space permits. We present the feature in the hope that readers will explore more about the subject online or at a local public library.

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Local novelist explores future politics

Nick Monsarrat views journalism as a vocation, rather than a profession. The Charlotte resident built a storied career at a number of publications, ranging from local newspapers to an online news site. Driven to continue the quest to find the truth, Monsarrat just published his first novel, “united states.“ (Yes, the lower-case cover title is correct.)

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Rutland fiddle jam welcomes area players

A fiddle jam will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The jam welcomes fiddlers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners.

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Vermont's new Cell Phone & Texting Law in effect Oct. 1

Vermont's new Cell Phone & Texting Law in effect Oct. 1, 2014...

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Mary Hogan School is "bike central" in October

Middlebury's Mary Hogan Elementary School is Addison County' bike capital this month.

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Boys & Girls Club receives award

The Vermont Agency Foundation celebrated as the president and CEO of the foundation, Randy Raner, presented checks totaling over $40,000 to the charities that were represented in Annual All Charity Golf Classic at County Club of Vermont recently.

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Bristol to host season's "horseshoe mania" finale

Addison County is fertile ground for the growing sport of horseshoes in Vermont.

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Area businesses partner to support to homeless

For the fourth year in a row, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool have teamed up to donate over $13,500 worth of socks and support to representatives from local homeless shelters. The donations are the result of a joint effort between the three businesses to help provide warm, Merino wool socks and much-needed support to the areas homeless population in preparation for the state’s colder months.

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Keurig, Lake Monsters brew up partnership to bring 350 kids to games next summer

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and the Vermont Lake Monsters raised over $1,700 this summer at historic Centennial Field to support the New York-Penn League team's Share the Experience Program.

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AFT Vermont union supports universal healthcare, endorses candidates

At its biennial convention on Saturday, AFT Vermont delegates endorsed a slate of candidates for the upcoming Vermont elections and unanimously voted to adopt a resolution in support of Green Mountain Care. They also elected the union's leadership for the next two years.

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Political cartoons, circa 1776

During the American Revolution political cartoons by the Americans and British revealed the important issues of the time.

Working Landscape Conference returns

ACEDC—Addison County Economic Development Corporation and ACORN, Addison County Relocalization Network, promoters of the annual Financing the Working Landscape Conference, invite entrepreneurs from the working lands community to apply now to pitch their business idea or challenge at the conference.

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Happy retirement, Steve White!

Veteran Middlebury salesman is stepping down

What can you say to a loyal, hardworking employee after nearly 20 years on the job? Well, you can say “thank you” and toast his success over the years with coworkers and customers. That’s exactly what the owners and staff of Countryside Carpet and Paint in Middlebury will do Sept. 30 when they bid farewell to salesman Steve White with cake, refreshments, and lots of handshakes.

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Pilot makes emergency landing

At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sept. 27, Burlington Airport Tower notified the Vermont State Police, New Haven of a possible sircraft crash at the Basin Harbor Airport.