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Ripton pitches shed to get salt away from river


RIPTON CURRENTLY STORES municipal salt and sand in this pile next to a branch of the Middlebury River off Peddler’s Bridge Road. The town wants to build a new structure off Lincoln Road where it will be able to safely house its salt/sand reserves. Independent photo/Steve James

RIPTON — Ripton officials hope to soon begin negotiations for a 2.63-acre parcel off Lincoln Road that would host a shed to contain the town’s road salt and sand reserves, which are currently tarpe

$780K bond would aid Addison Town Hall restoration


A VANDAL STRUCK Addison’s former — and possibly future — town hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Town officials were unnerved because an arsonist set fire to the Grange Hall in Ferrisburgh in 2005 as planning was under way to renovate it into a town office building and community center. Vermont State Police are investigating the graffiti applied to the Addison building along Route 22A in Addison Four Corners that similarly could be eventually restored for use as a town office and community center. Anyone with knowledge of the Addison incident may reach VSP at 388-4919. Photo courtesy of John Spencer

ADDISON — Addison residents will vote on Sept.

Bristol plagued by thefts, break-ins


PHOTOS TAKEN FROM security camera footage at the Maplefields on West Street in Bristol show the suspect in a burglary that occurred there in the early morning hours of Sept. 4. Photo courtesy of the Bristol Police Department

BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department and the Vermont State Police are investigating a number of recent break-ins and thefts in and around Bristol Village.

Middlebury EMTs grant dying patient final wish


ART DOTY WAS diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2018. This past June, en route to Helen Porter where he was to receive hospice care, Middlebury first responders took him on a "scenic route" to experience his beloved Lake Champlain one last time.

MIDDLEBURY — Art Doty knew his time was almost up.

Cancer was spreading through his 83-year-old body.

Hunters, submit your bear teeth


VT FISH & WILDLIFE requires hunters to send in the first pre-molar tooth from their bear. The tooth is small and easy to loosen with a knife.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is again reminding successful bear hunters that a regulation requires them to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect important

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