HOPE Holiday Shop readies for kids in need

Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) will reopen its Holiday Shop to in-person browsing next week after a two-year hiatus forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summer debut eyed for passenger train

The long-absent refrain of “all aboard!” is expected to ring out once again at new passenger train stations in Middlebury and Vergennes in about seven months, according to Vermont’s top rail official.

UPDATED: U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy won’t run for re-election

After eight terms and nearly five decades in office, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is retiring.

Ripton gets extension on school deadline

The Vermont State Board of Education (VSBE) is giving Ripton a two-month extension to negotiate an agreement that could avert the town’s planned exit from the Addison Central School District.

VUHS seniors walk for HOPE

The annual Vergennes Union High School senior class walkathon went on as scheduled on Monday despite rainy, cold weather.

Swamped resale shops are limiting donations

Addison County’s two largest nonprofit resale shops are swimming in donated clothing, accessories, furniture and other items  — so much so that they’ve had to limit intake due to swelling inventory.

Bristol Elementary teachers raise concerns about ‘unsafe conditions’

Teachers spoke of incidents in recent days and weeks when “children were hiding and crying in fear and staff members were injured.

Creek unsettles the dead in Weybridge

The old Stow Cemetery has been giving up its dead to the at-times ferocious and unforgiving Otter Creek.

River Watch experimenting with cost-effective tools

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County River Watch Collaborative has begun its 2021 sampling season with a special project in Middlebury, in a watershed that includes Mary Hogan Elementary and Middlebury Union High School. The small stream, which empties into Otter … (read more)