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Construction of new Middlebury fitness center on schedule

Progress on building Middlebury’s new municipal fitness center—located on Creek Road next to Tiger Field—is on schedule.

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Coffey wins Vermont Sun Sprint Triathlon

Racing in the Vermont Sun Sprint Triathlon for the eighteenth time in nine years, Cory Coffey, 38, of Vergennes won his first overall title in 1:03:54. Cory Robinson of Brandon was the runner up in 1:05:22.

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New route for 2015 Tour de Farms cycle event, Sept. 26

The Tour de Farms is one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours is set in Addison County’s rolling farmlands.

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Vermont testing mosquitoes for disease-causing viruses

Vermont has its fair share of flying insects, and mosquitoes seem to thrive here in the summer months.

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Young 'warriors' raise funds for charity

TaeKwon Do KICKS of Middlebury and Vergennes held a Break-a-Thon fundraiser to support Womensafe of Middlebury and the U.S. Navy-Marine Corp Relief Fund. A Break-A-Thon works the same as any other "A-Thon" but instead of walking or reading students get to break boards.

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Rutland-area nurses to participate in the Medicare model

RAVNAH, the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, announced by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

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Urgent appeal for Rutland Mini Marathon donors

With appointments well below target, organizers of Rutland’s Gift-of-Life Summer Mini Marathon Blood Drive have issued an urgent appeal for donors.

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From the Editor: Bette Davis eyes

When pop singer Kim Carnes' 1980s version of the song “Bette Davis Eyes” hit the top of the music charts, everyone was thinking about the late Hollywood actress’s mesmerizing baby blues. But now there appears to be a deeper, more ominous significance behind all eyes of blue.

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CVAA provides free counseling

As part of CVAA (Champlain Valley Agency on Aging), the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free health insurance counseling services for people on Medicare.

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Rutland: Gift-of-Life Summer Mini Marathon targets blood shortage

With blood donations in a summer slump, Rutland’s Gift-of-Life Summer Mini Marathon Blood Drive will be back for a fourth run this summer, aiming to boost regional blood supplies cut short by donor travel and school vacations.

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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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“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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Vermont Sun Triathlon: Middlebury's Steve Hare placed 9th overall, winning the Men's in 2:33:04

Middlebury's Steve Hare placed 9th overall while winning the Men's 55-59 age group in 2:33:04.

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Green Mt. Care board presses Feds for controversial all-payer waiver

Vermont Watchdog Report

Vermont’s Green Mountain Care Board has begun negotiations with the federal government, preparing for the 2016 go-ahead for Gov. Peter Shumlin’s all-payer health care waiver.

Nurses looking for study participants

=Melissa Delehanty of the Rutland Area VNA & Hospice said the group is seeking focus group participants for study on end-of-life care.

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