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Hailey & Howard’s Great Adventure

    How many times have we heard the expression not to judge a book by its cover or not to jump to conclusions? Maybe this reporter should hear it one more time, just so it can sink in. Asked to meet and interview the local equestrian was a delightful prospect and sitting with Kelley Kimball-Perlee and her daughter Hailey was a quick reminder in all things are not what they seem. Directing the questions to Kelley, it was easy to see her love of horses and the role they played in her family. By the second question, her face began to look perplexed and she inquired, “You do know that it is Hailey and not me that qualified for worlds?”
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Around And About Addison County—ADDISON
By M. Stuart Parks
    Like many Vermont towns Addison was part of the New Hampshire Grants, chartered October 14, 1761, and named by the New Hampshire Governor, Benning Wentworth.  Joseph Addison was born in 1672 and died in 1719.  It appears that Mr. Addison was a friend of Governor Wentworths father as well as a respected author and essayist whose numerous political writings supported the common man.   Judging by some of his better known quotes he would have been right at home in any early Vermont town.  “In doing what we ought we deserve no praise because it is our duty” and “There is nothing we receive with so much reluctance as advice”.  He also said “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for”. As well as being a distinguished classical scholar Joseph Addison also held several government positions as well as being a Member of Parliament from 1708 until his death.  He was buried in Westminster Abbey.  [ more ]

Local Storm Damage
By Mike Cameron
Storms over the past few weeks have wreaked havoc throughout Addison County.
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