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New Benson Village Store Owners Confident In The Small Rural Town's Long-Term Future
By Ed Barna
    The Benson Village Store is back, and it's...yellow?
    Well, half yellow, as of early June, and half white, as it had been for the previous 160 years or so. Dennis Clark, who now owns this survivor of the big box era with his wife Loretta Clark,  said the “butter yellow” paint scheme has been the subject of intense interest, with about half of the people who stop to make their views known preferring it the old way and half saying they like the new color.
    So, he said, he's been thinking of maybe leaving it just like that, bicolored. “They can drive in from whichever direction they like.”
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Honoring Porter Volunteers For Their Dedication

Thank You For Volunteering 7843 hours of Service
Mary Baker

Thank You For volunteering 7500-8000 hours of Service 
Genevieve Baldwin

Thank You For Volunteering 4500-4999 hours of Service
Mary Cauchon

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Honorary Degree For Sen. James Jeffords Loudly Applauded At Middlebury College
By Ed Barna
    There’s an art to giving honorary degrees. A college has to balance its wishes to thank long-time members of the college community, draw attention to worthy but lesser-known contributors to society, and perhaps, if possible, bring onstage some major public figure.
    Middlebury College seemed to have gotten everything right in awarding an honorary doctor of laws degree to James Merrill Jeffords, for 32 years either a Representative or Senator from Vermont in Washington. Closing out a career that will long be remembered for his withdrawal from the Republican Party (see his own books “My Declaration of Independence” and “An Independent Man: Adventures of a Public Servant” for more) which postponed the great national experiment in right-wing dominance now under way, his appearance onstage was greeted with louder applause than that of any other honoree.
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ELF Day At Addison Central School

    On May 16, 2006 the students of Addison Central School had the opportunity to  learn outside of the classroom by taking a trip to Dead Creek access area!
    For the last two years ACS has been providing the ELF (environmental learning for the future) program to the students.
    It is taught through the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Children have been given the opportunity to learn from community members and exposed to learning outside of the classroom. The program has been a huge success!
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