Safe storage for firearms offered

Vermonters who need to remove firearms from their homes now have access to a renewed program that provides safe storage at sites statewide, the Vermont State Police and the Vermont Attorney General’s Office announced last week.

New faces dot city-area ballots

A few new faces and one contested race will dot the March 7 ballots in the four towns surrounding Vergennes, while also some incumbents, including the chair of the Ferrisburgh selectboard, will be stepping away.

Middlebury to seek new town clerk

While there’s going to be spirited competition for two seats representing Middlebury on the Addison Central School District board, the only suspense surrounding the community’s municipal elections is, “who will run for town clerk?”

Lincoln news for Feb. 2

It’s official. Hill Country Holiday and Lincoln Sports has come up with another fun and exciting weekend!

Health equity grants to be awarded in Vt.

The Vermont Department of Health, in partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation, has awarded grants totaling $4.8 million to 30 local organizations in 11 counties — including Addison County — to support efforts to address COVID-19 disparities and a … (read more)

Brandon woman makes bid for selectboard

Brandon resident Cecil Reniche-Smith is seeking a one-year term on the Brandon selectboard. 

Pipe sleeve to be used in Vergennes

Public works head Jim Larrow said the deteriorated sewer pipe is 22 feet underground and there is bedrock in the area, and digging it up to replace it is not feasible. 

City Council, Partnership talk money

When officials of the Vergennes Partnership came to the city council meeting on Tuesday to update councilors on their activities over the past two years, the organization charged with the economic health of downtown Vergennes was greeted with praise. 

Hill to speak at Green Mountain Club meeting

The Bread Loaf Section of the Green Mountain Club will hold its 48th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury.

Shoreham church to host talk on dying

The Shoreham Congregational Church will host an event about transitioning into the next phase of living on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2-4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Monkton news for Feb. 2

The Russell Memorial Library is hosting drop-in Valentine making for all ages for the next two weeks each Friday and Saturday.

Meet Vijay Nazareth, head of the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition

Vijay Nazareth has experience in the private sector and in nonprofit management and finance, combined with a passion for conservation in agriculture and environmental stewardship.

Thieves steal from foreign apple orchard workers

Criminals broke into the building that houses foreign workers at Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall this past Friday and stole passports, among other things.

Passenger rail gathers momentum

The recently expanded Ethan Allen Express passenger rail service is exceeding state officials’ expectations, while providing a boost for Addison County travelers, innkeepers, students and merchants.

UPDATED: MUHS Principal Justin Campbell quits

MUHS drivers ed teacher George Rooney compared the mood of a teachers’ meeting following the Campbell announcement to a funeral service.

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