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Weekend fire in Monkton claims home but no lives

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and John S. McCright



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 CO2 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 and 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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Monkton firehouse open Wednesday for storm refugees

Posted on November 1, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and John S. McCright



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MONKTON — While this week’s windstorm felled many trees and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of Vermonters, it also brought out the best in some people.

Town Clerk Sharon Gomez opened the Monkton Firehouse off State’s Prison Hollow Road as a respite center on Wednesday for those who still didn’t have electricity. Anyone is welcome between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to come take a shower (bring your own towel, please), have a cup of coffee or chicken noodle soup, and play a kids’ game if you like.

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Berniepalooza

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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DURING HIS SPEECH on the Middlebury town green Monday evening Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the importance of workers’ rights, a $15-an-hour minimum wage, single-payer health care and creating good jobs through infrastructure investments.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Fluffy constituent

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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AMONG THE MORE than 500 human beings on the Middlebury green Monday evening for a rousing speech by Bernie Sanders was a local girl named Neve, her rabbit and a homemade sign showing the breadth of support for the Vermont Senator.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Young Ferrisburgh angler pulls in big fish

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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FERRISBURGH — Chase Stokes was no mere novice when he landed a state record carp this past spring. He had been fishing for almost a decade when he hauled in a 33.25-pound carp that measured 40 inches in length from Otter Creek in Panton this past April.

It took skill to land a fish that was nearly half as large as his own 76-pound body.

“I’ve been fishing since I was one-and-a-quarter,” the Ferrisburgh 11-year-old said in a recent interview.

Chase is a bit of a phenom when it comes to fishing, but he likes to hunt, as well.

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Room with a view

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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BEHIND THE REMAINS of an old porch roof or doghouse or some such a neatly mowed field stretches out toward the gap between the Green Mountains and the Hogbacks south of Monkton one day last week.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Rescue workers provide front line community service

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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VERGENNES — When Sara McKirryher joined the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad in August of 2000 she was around 20 years old, and she didn’t know exactly what she was getting into.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” the Vergennes resident said in a recent interview. “My mom (Ann Rivers) was on the rescue squad, and she convinced me to take a healthcare CPR course and join (VARS).

“I just wanted to give back to the community, do something of value,” McKirryher said.

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Soccer essentials

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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KIDS BETWEEN THE ages of 5 and 15 improved their skills and understanding of soccer in the Vermont Voltage Soccer Camp in Middlebury last week. On Thursday, several professional soccer players on the Voltage team led the youngsters in fun games in the rain at the Recreation Park. The Middlebury Recreation Department will host another soccer camp Aug. 7-11.

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Celtic notes

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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SEAMUS EAGAN BEGAN performing as a teen prodigy in his native Ireland, took his virtuoso performance skills with him to found Celtic powerhouse Solas, and on Thursday played at Middlebury’s Festival on-the-Green with New Haven native Moira Smiley. See more photos from the Festival on Page 13. Independent photo/John S. McCright

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