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From the Editor: Did they die with their boots on?

Perhaps one of the weirdest—dare I say down right ghoulish—things I’ve seen in recent months is a web-based real estate-related service known as DiedInHouse.com.

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Vermont’s only rodeo is a touch of the real West

Pond Hill Pro Rodeo Co. in Castleton kicked off its 44th year of producing one of New England’s best and most colorful, summer-long professional rodeo event. The 2014 rodeo season east of the Rockies got underway on the last weekend of June and the Eagle was on hand at Vermont’s sole venue to document the all-American thrill sport.

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Community workshop to discuss future of retailing in Middlebury

Future of Retail in Middlebury: Community Workshop No. 3

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Creative Fiber Designs reopens in new location

Creative Fiber Designs, located in downtown Brandon at 6 Park St., is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a new, 2,400 square foot studio/store is slated for a grand re­opening July 4th weekend.

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Students celebrate Social Media Day

“Tweet, like, Hashtag.” The social media jargon, while still foreign to some, has become second nature to many. Last week, Castleton State College, in partnership with the Downtown Rutland Partnership, participated in the nationwide Social Media Day.

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Sawdi’s site becomes new Country House Restaurant

The abandoned building that once housed Sawdi’s Steak and Seafood restaurant will soon open under new ownership, hoping to bring back a piece of the dining scene that has been missing in the area.

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$6 million Hilton Burlington redesign wows guests, VIPs

The “new” Hilton Burlington was revealed at a Grand Opening celebration June 19.

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Vergennes Lions change leadership

Last week, the Vergennes Lions Club wrapped up the fiscal year with awards and a change in leadership. Club President Shanon Atkins stepped down thanked the club for its support.

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Remembering Millicent Rooney

Following a brief illness, Millicent James Rooney, 86, long-time resident of Weybridge, passed away at her home on June 13, 2014 surrounded by her family.

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New guidelines for Vermont small businesses

Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) officials today announced important modifications to current securities regulations that would support Vermont entrepreneurship while protecting the interests of investors.

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Flowering crabapple trees put shine on Rutland Blooms project

Back in 1965, First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson started a Washington, D.C., beautification project by having teams of helpers plant stunning flowers—by the thousands—around the capital. The project spread to the nation’s roadways and byways and culminated in the U.S. Highway Beautification Act, nicknamed Lady Bird’s Bill.

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Phase 1 of Brandon roadway project to end June 20

Water will be shut off downtown today

Commuters and other travelers along U.S. Route 7 have been enduring more than 12 weeks of slow traffic, and sometimes one-way going, in downtown Brandon—but traffic snarls and some lost local business are a small price to pay for the town’s vital, water supply reconstruction project.

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Owner Rite Aid demolishes empty house along U.S. Route 7

An empty house, located adjacent to the Rite Aid drug store facing Court Street (U.S. Route 7) in Middlebury, was demolished June 9.

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Middlebury's Noonie Deli for sale

The owners of Noonie Deli, Bryan and Jenny Phelps, announced that they have listed their business for sale. After owning and operating the business for over four years, the Vermont couple want to change directions and pursue other career opportunities.

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Firefighters quench blaze at Vermont Soapworks

A fire at Vermont Soapworks, located on Exchange Street in Middlebury, erupted during the evening hours June 4.

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