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Young Writers Project: Tatum Raphael

This week’s featured poet, Tatum Raphael of Vergennes, writes about a climber drawing from an inner well of strength to scale the height of an icy cliff face and experience the pride of planting a flag.

Robyn Newton nominated for LifeChanger award

Vergennes Union Elementary School physical education teacher Robyn Newton has been nominated for National Life Group’s 2023-24 LifeChanger of the Year award.

Robin Myers receives medical provider award

Robin Myers, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director of Community Health Brandon, is a recipient of one of the 2023 Rutland Regional Medical Center Advanced Practice Provider of the Year Awards.

Axinn Center gets Migrant Justice grant

A three-year, $1.48 million grant from the Mellon Foundation’s Humanities for All Times initiative has been awarded to Middlebury College’s Axinn Center for the Humanities to support work to examine local and global issues related to migration. 

Milk prices will be uncertain

As we look ahead to what 2024 will bring for milk prices, it’s helpful to reflect on the trends of 2023 dairy production and consumption.

50 years ago this week: Feb. 29

The Feb. 28, 1974, issue of the Addison Independent headlined the resolution of Bristol’s water crisis.

Two-sentence writing contest for kids coming up

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) announces the launch of its second annual Two-Sentence Writing Contest.

Lincoln news for Feb. 29

Burnham Presents welcomes Larry & Joe to the stage on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Burnham Hall. The duo is composed of Grammy-nominated bluegrass musician, Joe Troop and Venezuelan Llanera music legend, Larry Bellorín.

Visit MyVoterPage for all your Town Meeting info

With the Presidential Primary and Town Meeting Day (March 5) coming up next week, Vermont Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas reminds Vermonters that there are resources available to them through her office’s “MyVoterPage” online platform.

Wells receives Plant Operator of the Year award

Robert Wells, the wastewater superintendent for the Middlebury Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility, was recently awarded the 2023 EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Award.

South Burlington and Champlain Valley high schools are tops in 2024 Brain Bee

On MUHS student was among the participants at the 15th Annual Vermont Brain Bee earlier this month.

1,500 lose power in Middlebury & New Haven on Tuesday

A large portion of Middlebury village and a smaller area in southern New Haven lost power on Tuesday afternoon due to an equipment failure.

‘Working bees’ tackle projects on local farms

It’s often been said that many hands make light work, and that’s certainly the idea behind the volunteer “working bee” groups being organized by The Addison County Relocalization Network.

Ilsley project’s tax impact shaved

When Middlebury voters endorsed a local option tax back in 2008, they saw it as a means by which neighbors and visitors would help pay off debt on the $16 million Cross Street Bridge. Sixteen years later, the local option tax has been paying even bigger d … (read more)