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Urban Trends Attract Young Shoppers Downtown
By Ed Barna
   Town Clerks have to be good at dealing with all kinds of people. So it shouldn't be surprising that Karen Curavoo, Weybridge's Town Clerk, has made her Urban Exchange clothing and accessories store in Middlebury a popular place for young people.
   And that, she said when interviewed, was part of the plan. The Main Street business district needed more ways to appeal to teenagers and young adults, and in that regard “it's gone very well.”
   For a generation at home with Ebay, the way the Urban Exchange works must seem like common sense. Someone who tires of wearing a particular garment brings it in, gets paid more for it than it would fetch at most yard sales (where clothing often goes to the free pile), then someone who wants something different comes and buys it.      [ more ]

Attorney Volunteers Recognized
By Mike Cameron
   Attorneys who have volunteer their time serving as Acting Judges in Addison County Small Claims Court received Certificates of Appreciation during a brief ceremony and reception at the Judge Frank Mahady Courthouse in Middlebury on Friday, June 8th, 2007.
   In a related note, as of July 1st of 2007, plaintiffs may file claims up to $5,000 under the new rules of Small Claims Procedures.  Under the old rules, damages not exceeding $3,500 could be claimed for relief in Small Claims Court.
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