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Retiring the colors

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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AN HONOR GUARD retires the colors at the close of the Addison County Firefighters’ Association meeting in front of a crowd of more than 200 at the Eagles Club in Ferrisburgh this past Wednesday. Click here to read about the event.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Fire service

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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RIPTON FIREFIGHTER JAY HARRINGTON looks toward the front of the room during the Addison County Firefighters’ Association dinner in Ferrisburgh last Wednesday. He is framed by two Middlebury firefighters.

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First responders

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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ACFA MEMBERS FOUND something to smile about at the Addison County Firefighters’ Association annual dinner at the Eagles Club on Jan. 17.

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Heads up

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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DEDICATED MEMBERS OF the local fire service took a break last Wednesday to have dinner with their peers in the Addison County Firefighters’ Association and honor many for their commitment.

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Experience

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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FORMER MIDDLEBURY FIRE Chief Rick Cole listens intently during a presentation at the Addison County Firefighters’ Association annual meeting at the Eagles Club just outside Vergennes this past Wednesday.

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Top Addison County firefighters lauded a 'family' reunion

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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FERRISBURGH — “Family” was a theme that weaved its way through the 74th annual meeting of the Addison County Firefighters’ Association, held at the Eagles Club in Ferrisburgh this past Wednesday evening.

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Nighttime fire destroys home on Butternut Ridge in Middlebury

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — A late night fire Saturday at a home in the Butternut Ridge neighborhood off Route 116 in Middlebury drove a family out into single-digit temperatures, sent two people to the hospital and apparently claimed the life a family pet.

The Middlebury Fire Department received a report of a fire at 200 Butternut Ridge Drive, the home of the Randall family, at a little after 11 p.m. on Jan. 13.

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Mt. Abe wrestlers defeat CVU, Otter Valley

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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HINESBURG — Mount Abraham wrestlers made history on Dec. 20 when they traveled to Hinesburg for dual meets with host Champlain Valley and also with Otter Valley.

For the first time in many years Eagles wrestlers defeated CVU in a head-to-head dual, 54-24. A total of eight matches were contested, with the rest of the weight classes decided by forfeit. Mount Abe won five of the matches wrestled and CVU won three.

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Weekend fire in Monkton claims home but no lives

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
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MONKTON — A couple in Monkton were rousted out of their beds in the middle of the night this past Saturday by a fire that claimed their home but not their lives.

“What saved them was the smoke alarms; that’s what woke them up — that and the CO detectors,” Monkton Fire Chief David Layn said of the fire at the home of Rob Durand and Lisa Gorham at 151 Cat Tail Lane.

Layn described the blaze as a chimney fire that broke though into the structure’s attic. The house was a total loss.

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Noted explorer dies in plane crash in area

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



PITTSFORD — An 89-year-old Massachusetts man who led an extraordinary life of exploration and excitement died on Wednesday evening while traveling to see his family in Starksboro for Thanksgiving.

Norman L. Baker of Windsor, Mass., was piloting a four-seat Cessna airplane when it crashed in Pittsford. He was the only person on board.

“My dad absolutely loved flying,” Dan Baker of Starksboro told the Independent on Friday afternoon. “He’d rather fly that plane to see friends and family than drive a car.”

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