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Top Stories for Tuesday April 4, 2006

Knits And Bolts
By Dale Piper
Opening the door of Jean Clark's New Haven shop at this bleak, dismal time of year, you find that you are surrounded by warmth, light and color.  It's almost too much for the senses to take in, but certainly enough to make you forget the gray landscape outdoors. Jean has created a one-stop Mecca for knitters and quilters, where one can find virtually every kind of yarn, fabric, tools, pattern and accessory needed to complete a project.  [ more ]

Velco Says “Aesthetics” Not Reason Enough To Bury Lines On Unique Brandon Farm
By Ed Barna
    In the last three years, the 1,256-acre former Dean farm south of Brandon village has been the subject of major rescue effort, funded by Maine businessman Scott Mitchell and undertaken mainly by on-farm manager Jeremy Smalley.
    They have removed a phenomenal amount of trash and debris, stabilized the decay in what could be Brandon's two oldest houses, and turned fields abandoned for 10 years into a certified organic haying operation. The long-term plan calls for the place to become an organic dairy--using the Randall cows that were popular in the earliest days of Vermont settlement--and to set up a guest house where agritourists can stay.  [ more ]

Skyhawk’s Final Approach
By Mike Cameron
Crew from Brown’s Crane Service of Bristol and Middlebury American Legion Volunteers ease former Marine Corps jet trainer onto its display pedestal located at the Middlebury American Legion just off Boardman Street. The aircraft display is the culmination of several years of research and hard work by Legion members.  [ more ]

Other Top Stories

• April is National Car Care Month

• Porter Hospital Receives $5,000 Grant

• A Warm Reception at Porter

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