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City youth club has big impact over 20 years


BOYS AND GIRLS Club of Greater Vergennes volunteer Carol Safori serves up dogs and burgers on Wednesday at the organization’s Armory Lane clubhouse during the club’s 20th birthday celebration. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — There were many reasons for more than 100 people of all ages to gather on this past Wednesday evening at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes’ Armory Lane headquarters.

Officer Mason delivered bad news and compassion


MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT ART Howard is mourning the death of his son, who passed away unexpectedly in Manchester, N.H., on June 19. Howard is praising Middlebury Police Officer Chris Mason for delivering the news in a compassionate and respectful way. Independent photos/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — Art Howard was happily tapping away on his computer at 7 a.m. on June 21 when he heard a knock at the door.

It was Middlebury Police Officer Chris Mason.

Bristol paradegoers cheer for migrant justice


MEMBERS OF SHOWING Up for Racial Justice demonstrated their patriotism in the Bristol 4th of July Parade on Thursday by protesting U.S. migrant-detention policies at the southern border. Draped in the same style of “space blankets” that are distributed to children at those facilities, protestors carried signs, passed out flyers and received applause every step of the way. Independent photo/Steve James

BRISTOL — Dozens of people organized under the banner of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) marched in the Bristol Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, to protest both U.S.-run concentration camps

Middlebury's fro-yo shop adds bubble tea


ANDY AND BINGBING Li opened Yogurt City in Middlebury four years ago. This summer they’re offering a Taiwanese specialty drink that’s all the rage these days — bubble tea. It’s a sweet concoction of a variety of flavors punctuated with tapioca balls. Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — It’s Fourth of July – time for parades, barbecues, fireworks. Of course, nothing goes better with this trio than a refreshing sweet treat.

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