State board: Ripton not ready to run its own school district

State says Ripton not ready to run its own school; town will vote on rejoining ACSD.

Starksboro denied exit from MAUSD

A no vote from the town of New Haven thwarted Starksboro’s hard-fought withdrawal effort.

Rep. Conlon retains his Addison-2 House seat

Incumbent Rep. Peter Conlon has won the Democratic primary for the Addison-2 Vermont House district after ballots were counted on Tuesday.

GOP taps Michael Elmore for sheriff

Addison’s Michael Elmore easily prevailed over Ron Holmes of Middlebury, 1,199 to 646, in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Addison County sheriff.

Shakin’ Bacon outpaces the pack at Field Days

Someone call the paparazzi, because there are major celebrity sightings right now at the Addison County Fair & Field Days. Snoop Hoggy Hog, Arnold Shwarzehogger and Justin Bieberque have been sighted racing as fast as their little legs can carry them.

State board of ed. leery of Ripton’s exit plan

If the final draft of the report is endorsed by the full state board this Friday, it would deal a major setback to Ripton’s long, arduous effort to withdraw from the Addison Central School District as a means of preserving its elementary school — one of t … (read more)

Vekos wins primary for state’s attorney

Middlebury’s Eva Vekos scored a decisive win over Montpelier resident (Lincoln native) Tim Lueders-Dumont, 2,823-2,388, in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Addison County state’s attorney.

Christiano earns GOP nod in Addison-5 House race

Jon Christiano of New Haven clinched a 163-134 victory over Zachary Kent of Bridport in Tuesday’s GOP primary. He will face Bridport Democrat Jubilee McGill in the Nov. 8 General Election.

By the way for Aug. 11

The Cornwall Conservation Commission on Aug. 13 will sponsor a workshop on identifying and removing invasive plant species, geared to people who want to get rid of them on their own property.

New play festival explores the American dream

Middlebury’s Swift House Inn will become a temporary home to creative theater work next week when the Middlebury Acting Co. presents its first-ever festival of new plays, a three-day event that will showcase three original works and offer workshops to asp … (read more)

VSP to offer gun violence defense workshop

Learn actions to take to protect yourself and family members if you’re ever confronted with an active shooter or violent threat situation.

Roundtable explores next steps for reproductive care

The overturning of Roe v. Wade does not threaten Vermonters’ right to an abortion. But that does not mean Vermonters aren’t working on increasing protection of this right, both near and far.

Octogenarian swims across Lake Dunmore

It’s not everyone who is fit enough to swim across the widest part of Lake Dunmore, but it’s far more rare to be able to swim that distance in open water at age 88.

Primary contests prompt local candidates to raise more funds

Addison-3 House hopeful Robert North and Tim Lueders-Dumont, a candidate for Addison County state’s attorney, had raised the most campaign donations as of the Aug. 1 filing deadline for candidates vying for General Assembly and county posts this fall.

Vermont Trappers’ Association: The furriest table at the fair

The Vermont Trappers’ Association brought its finest furs to the county fair this week. Though some were for sale, the main goal was education, according to Pete Lossmann, secretary of the association.