Ripton votes yes to rejoin ACSD

Residents on decided to rejoin the Middlebury-area school district after leaving it for fear of losing their elementary school.

VUES educator named Vermont Teacher of the Year

“Robyn Newton exemplifies what makes Vermont educators special,” said Secretary of Education Dan French.

Bristol couple both run for Vermont legislature

For the past three decades, Lloyd and Lynn Dike have enjoyed doing things together. The Bristol couple’s shared interests include square-dancing, spending time with their six grandchildren, and, now, running for public office. 

Board backs dismissal of Eagle hoop coach

The Mount Abraham Unified School District Board lined up behind school administrators on Tuesday evening when pressed about the June dismissal of high school basketball coach Connie LaRose.

Steele will bring Morocco to MUHS

Michelle Steele knows languages can open doors. Her acquisition of French as a young student led to her appreciation of other countries and cultures, not to mention her current job as a language educator at Middlebury Union High School.

VUHS honors U.N. Day of Peace

On Sept. 21 Vergennes Union High School took part in an annual celebration largely organized by students and inspired by the United Nations International Day of Peace.

Candidates discuss farming and climate

Sixteen of the local candidates vying for seats in Vermont’s General Assembly participated in a public forum hosted by the Addison County Farm Bureau this past Thursday evening. 

Report backs city PD, seeks changes

Around 90 people heard former Vermont State Police Col. Jim Baker outline the findings of a lengthy study of the city’s police force on Sept. 22.

IACP makes recommendations for Vergennes PD

After almost a year since the International Association of Chiefs of Police began working on it, the $30,000 “Vergennes Police Department Staffing and Workload Report” commissioned by the Vergennes City Council is complete.

By the way for Sept. 29

Commercial housing spaces in Vergennes and Middlebury were among the businesses sharing some of the $4 million in funding announced by Gov. Scott on Tuesday to support rehabilitation projects throughout Vermont’s designated downtown and village centers.

Lincoln’s elderly housing project, Weathervane, turns 40

The Lincoln Historical Society is hoping to use Weathervane’s 40th anniversary to encourage younger Lincolnites to continue the legacy of community involvement. 

Swaying Daisies sells honey, helps bees

Last year, Karen and Gerald Posner purchased the former Lamoille Woodcraft stand at 5075 Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, and this summer they started selling raw honey, honey-filled treats and goods from local farms and businesses under the new name. 

Monkton seeks ideas for old town hall

Those hoping to preserve Monkton’s former town hall are seeking community input on what to do with the historic building.

Sandy Korda recognized for excellence

Sandy Korda, an Orwell resident with more than 50 years of experience in emergency response, has been recognized as Vermont’s Emergency Management Director of the Year.

Vergennes green space expansion reaches last phase

Leaders of the Park Street Community Project, a local nonprofit working to expand public green space in downtown Vergennes, recently reported on their efforts.

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