Late spring frost devastates crops

When temperatures dropped below freezing during the early hours of May 18, it not only surprised area residents but also significantly damaged apple, grape and other fruit crops in Addison County and throughout the state. 

Pump track good for kids and adults

It’s fun, it’s free and it’s kid friendly. It’s the Middlebury Bike Pump Track, which opened last week at the Middlebury Recreation Park.

Orphaned bear cub rescued in Bristol

An orphaned, black bear cub was rescued in the Bristol area after a group of local minors shot and killed the bear’s mother on Memorial Day. 

Sheldon Museum loses a key administrator

Mary Manley thought her career as a museum administrator had ended when she moved to New Haven back in 1998.

Vergennes tackles new apartment building snafu

The Vergennes City Council and its legal counsel recently addressed the thorny issue of a new nine-unit condominium building under construction that juts slightly more than a foot into the city’s West Main Street right of way. 

By the way for Jun. 8

With the beginning of summer and anglers fishing from shore, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds people that open fires and swimming are prohibited at all Vermont state fishing access areas.

College asks judge to dismiss Douglas lawsuit

Middlebury College is asking that a judge dismiss a lawsuit brought against the institution earlier this year by former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, who in March sued the college for its decision to change the name of the former Mead Memorial Chapel. 

Chip Piper runs 135 miles, raises $30K for charity

Salisbury’s Chip Piper successfully completed the almost unimaginable feat of running 135 miles — five consecutive marathons in five days — in the Infinitus race at Ripton’s Silver Towers camp, held May 23-27.

A tragic weekend on Brandon’s roads

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, marking the beginning of barbecue-and-beach season. But this year’s holiday was marred by tragedy in Brandon.

MUHS selects graduation speakers

Vivian Ross and Nora Wooten, both members of the Class of 2023, will address their classmates at the Middlebury Union High School graduation on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Memorial Sports Center.

Blanco receives United Way scholarship

Camila Blanco of Salisbury has been selected to receive the 2023 LIVE UNITED Volunteer Scholarship Award. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Camila served as a volunteer at Open Door Clinic as their receptionist.

Protect endangered birds: Don’t mow

Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows and eastern meadowlarks enrich our summers with their songs, but their populations have suffered dramatic, long-term declines due to the loss of their grassland habitat.

Homeward Bound introduces major change to fee structure

Starting June 1, the shelter is piloting a new fee structure for adoptions.

Scott officials to visit Bristol

Officials in the administration of Gov. Phil Scott are due to visit two Bristol sites during a tour of Addison County on Thursday, June 8.

Lincoln news for Jun. 8

Lincoln Historical Society is this month’s beneficiary of the Shaw’s Give Back Where It Counts Reusable Bag Program.