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Vermont Farm Bureau-Agriculture’s Voice
By Brian Bauer
    If you travel on Route 2, a few miles east of Richmond, Vermont, you come upon a white farm house with a large barn on the left side. Looking closely you will see a sign for the Vermont Farm Bureau of Vermont. The building is utilitarian with no pretense, just like the farmers and farms that it represents. They say: “Don't judge a book by its cover', very appropriate in this case.
    The Bureau's Administrator is Tim Buskey. For those of us who have lived in Addison County, for some time, we remember Buskey as being part of WFAD radio and then later as chair of the Middlebury Select Board for a number of very positive years in the Town's history. Buskey and his wife Barbara now live in Addison, Vermont where he is Chair of that town's select board.  Buskey loves farming and farm families and it is for that reason and his many talents that he was chosen to direct the Farm Bureau in support of Vermont agriculture. Buskey brings to this position creativity, intuition, precision, vision, and a quest for innovative ways to promote agriculture. Buskey's positive outlook shows when asked about Vermont agriculture. He notes that the Vermont Brand is gold in the market place and actively sought by consumers.
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Annual French Heritage Day
By Beth Crosby
    The first annual French Heritage Day was held on Saturday, July 15th at the Vergennes City Park in Vergennes. The event was sponsored by the Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Over fifteen vendors from around Vermont demonstrated their craftsmanship and talent to a large crowd throughout the day. Some of the talented vendors included knitters, weavers, and chair caners. The Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society and the D.A.R. provided anyone who was interested with an opportunity to research their family tree. In addition, The Vermont Folklife Center was on hand acquiring histories from local French residents to add to their archives. 
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Yes, College Street Businesses Are Open
By Mike Cameron
   Road construction on College Street in Middlebury will have some impact on the businesses on that street for several weeks according to busines owners. however, there will be parking and the businesses are open regular hours to continue serving their customers while the much needed road improvements are being made.         [ more ]

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