Registration now open for Open Farm Week

VERMONT — Registration is now open for the 8th annual Vermont Open Farm Week, taking place at farms across Vermont on Aug. 7-14. This special week in August, hosted by DigIn VT, creates an opportunity for folks to connect with Vermont’s working landscape, and it’s a great way for farmers to engage with their customers and communities. Technical assistance for farms is available. Register now through July 1 at diginvt.com/blog/openfarmweekforfarmers.

Lincoln News for May 19

LINCOLN — The town-wide yard sale to benefit Weathervane United Inc., will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. There will be sales at homes all over town, at the historical society, the library and the Weathervane walkway. The … (read more)

Monkton News for May 19

MONKTON — May 28 will be a busy day in Monkton! From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Monkton Friends Methodist Church will hold their Annual Plant Sale at the church in Monkton Ridge. They will have a beautiful assortment of perennial plants for you to choose from. … (read more)

Vergennes student wins gold at diesel competition

VERGENNES — Spencer White, a Vergennes resident and 11-grade student at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, won first place and a gold medal in the Diesel Equipment Technology competition at the 2022 SkillsUSA Vermont State Championship … (read more)

New tool offered for those interested in agrotourism

BURLINGTON — University of Vermont Extension, in collaboration with the Vermont Fresh Network and Dig in Vermont, recently released a new regulatory navigation tool for agritourism operators. The free tool is designed to help both individuals new to agrit … (read more)

Learn about government transparency at a May 25 training

MONTPELIER — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos has announced that, as in past years, he and Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters will be conducting a virtual training on Vermont’s government transparency laws, the Open Meeting Law and Public Record … (read more)

Local girls take home hippology honors

BURLINGTON — May 15 was a busy, jam-packed day for the 44 horse-savvy 4-H’ers who took part in two competitions: horse judging and hippology. The day began at the Blackrose Morgan Farm in Colchester, where they judged Morgan geldings in hand, stock horse … (read more)

$5 million in sustainable ag funds available

VERMONT — Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, known as SARE, is accepting preproposals to distribute $5 million in funding across its three largest grant programs: Research and Education, Research for Novel Approaches, and Profession … (read more)

Clean your boat! Stop invasive species

GRAND ISLE — After a long winter, many anglers and boaters look forward to starting their recreation season on Lake Champlain as early as possible. Unfortunately, aquatic invasive plants and animals, like curly leaf pond weed and zebra mussels, do not tak … (read more)

Otter Valley Union High School announces honor roll

BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School has released its latest honor roll for the 2021-2022 school year. Students achieving the roll include: GRADE 12 Scholar’s Roll: Hayden Bernhardt, Marissa Connors, Anna Kerr, Maggie Loyzelle, JoAnna Ray and Kieran W … (read more)

Planned Parenthood to close its Middlebury clinic

To make the organization sustainable and able to meet the needs of northern New England long-term, Planned Parenthood will closed five part-time health centers in Vermont and New Hampshire and over the next six months expand health center hours at seven h … (read more)

Starksboro votes to leave MAUSD

More than 200 registered voters turned out at the Robinson Elementary School multipurpose room to vote from the floor on a proposal to exit the Mount Abe school district, and the overwhelming majority said “yes” when the question was finally asked.

Federal move jeopardizes free summer meal sites

The scheduled June 30 expiration of a federal waiver will reduce the number of Addison County locations at which children ages 18 and younger will be able to access free food.

Downtown market to spring up in Middlebury

Middlebury’s remodeled Triangle Park — an eye-catching byproduct of the recently completed $72 million downtown tunnel project — will soon become a weekly hub for shopping, music and socializing.

Walk/Bike Summit watchwords: health, safety & community

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine told people at the 2022 Vermont Walk/Bike Summit in Middlebury last Friday that he believes “active and public transportation” must play an increasing role in keeping Vermonters healthy.

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