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At Otter Valley, concerns raised over hunger, equity


RNESU SUPERINTENDENT JEANNE Collins is concerned about a Trump administration proposal that would tighten eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — know as SNAP. That program provides food support systems to low-income families, and participants with children in schools are automatically enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.

BRANDON — A snapshot from the state of how local schools performed on state tests show a sharp disparity in performances between those on free and reduced-price lunches and those who are not on the

Midd film fest to kick off this week


PAUL SCHRADER'S WORK as a writer and director can be seen in such classic films as “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull” and “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Schrader’s latest film, “First Reformed,” will screen on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Town Hall Theater. Craven will conduct a Q&A with Schrader onstage from 4-5 p.m., after which he’ll be presented with MNFF’s “Sustained Excellence in Cutting Edge Filmmaking Award.”

MIDDLEBURY — The red carpet will be rolled out not only for the first- or second-time filmmakers screening their creations at the fifth annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) this week, b

MUHS soccer players help out at Habitat site


MEMBERS OF THE Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team position some sod at a Habitat for Humanity home on Seymour Street this past Thursday morning. They had picked up the sod off Main Street the night before, when it was a feature in the downtown Block Party. Photo courtesy of Ashley Cadwell

MIDDLEBURY — When we say the Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer players took the field this past week, we mean it — literally.

Rain dampens attendance at Field Days


COW WHISPERER SAMUEL Wilbur, 11, of Whiting gets an earful from his Brown Swiss cow, Destiny, waiting for the 4-H dairy conformation class during the 2019 Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Independent photo/Steve James

NEW HAVEN — With a wink and a nod, anyone who’s lived around these parts for a while will acknowledge that our beloved Addison County Fair & Field Days is engaged in an epic annual struggle wit

Run or walk in the annual Vergennes Day race


RUNNERS CRUISE PAST the Vergennes Opera House during a Little City Race during Vergennes Day a few years back. There are three races for runners this coming Saturday morning, plus one for walkers. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell

VERGENNES — Attention runners, walkers and wannabes: You’re invited to join the 38th Annual Vergennes Day Race featuring a 5K run, 10K run, 15K run and 5K walk this coming Saturday morning.

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