LIAM FRACHT-MONROE and Danielle Monroe hold their son Wells Fracht Monroe two days after he was born at Porter Hospital at 12:25 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Porter officials report Wells, whose parents live in Mendon, was the first baby born in Vermont in 2012.
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FOR A RUNDOWN of the year's biggest events, check out our annual Chronology Feature. Above, Von Pouliot of Middlebury's Parks and Recreation Department uses a snow blower to battle winter's blustery elements on Jan. 12, in downtown Middlebury. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell.
CLICK HERE FOR a photographic look at the past year in Addison County. Above, pedestrians explore the Lake Champlain Bridge on Nov. 10, after the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, which opened up the new span. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell
MIDDLEBURY ARTIST KATE Gridley is painting 12 portraits of “emerging adults.” Read on to learn about her upcoming exhibit, which is inspired by young leaders she's glad to honor. Independent photo/Trent Campbell