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Ripton Ridge Run to be held Oct. 9

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The Ripton Ridge Run celebrates its 29thyear on Sunday, Oct. 9.  The Ridge Run, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Ripton School, features a 5K run, a 10.4K loop run and a non-competitive 5K fun-walk. Every year, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities participate on courses that traverse Ripton’s scenic rural roads. All races start and end at the Ripton Elementary School, where there will be lunch, a raffle and awards.

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Police: Vergennes man lured to Ripton, beaten and shot at

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Police say two men lured a third man to a Ripton home on Saturday morning and beat him with a tire iron and a large wrench before the victim fled into the woods, where he allegedly was shot at.

Peter Manning, 41, of Ripton and Michael Lafountain, 38, of Weybridge, were each charged with one count of aggravated assault with a weapon, and each pleaded innocent — Manning at his arraignment on Tuesday and Lafountain at a Wednesday arraignment.

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UPDATE: Police accuse two men of beating, shooting at victim in Ripton

Posted on September 20, 2016 |
By Addison Indpendent



UPDATED WEDNESDAY MORNING

RIPTON — Police say two men lured a third man to a Ripton home on Saturday and beat him with a tire iron and a large wrench before the victim fled into the woods, where he allegedly was shot at.

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College president to deliver Rabbi Reichert Talk

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Laurie L. Patton, president of Middlebury College, will deliver the annual Rabbi Victor E. Reichert Bible Talk at the Ripton Community Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18.

President Patton is a well-known scholar of religion. Although she is busy with her job as the top administrator at Middlebury, Patton takes an hour each day for scholarship.

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FEMA helps Brandon, Ripton pay for Irene damage

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON/RIPTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency in August awarded the state of Vermont’s Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security more than half a million dollars to pay the federal share for projects tied to Tropical Storm Irene, which hit Vermont five years ago.

Among the six towns that won awards through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were Brandon and Ripton.

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Rep. Jewett honored for his efforts on DUI law

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, known as MADD, is honoring Rep. Willem Jewett of Ripton as its “2016 Vermont Legislator of the Year” for his support of a new state law that expands the required use of ignition interlock devices for people convicted of driving under the influence.

Jewett, a Democrat, was the lead sponsor of bill H.560, which was ultimately passed as part of Vermont’s 2016-2017 transportation bill.

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Traveling artist makes connections with people and places

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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ADDISON COUNTY — He only needs a room, a few decent meals, a table to work on and access to the outdoors. In exchange, Jim Mott promises a painting and pleasant company.

“It’s just art for hospitality around the USA,” he says of the Itinerant Artist Project, his 16-year-old mission to spread the gift of art to strangers across the country.

Since 2000, Mott has spent one month each year touring different parts of the country, and staying with hosts in exchange for a six-by-nine-inch painting.

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Young adventurers tackling the Long Trail

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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RIPTON — Over the last two summers, four hearty Ripton kids have trekked a whopping total of 84 miles on the Long Trail, finishing at the Canadian Border.

They reached the northern terminus of the trail in North Troy on June 27. The 8-12-year-old mountaineers are looking to finish the trail in the coming summers. 

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Book Review: 'Before the Fall' by Noah Hawley

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Jenny Lyons



If you enjoy a really good thriller, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley has everything you’re looking for: uber-rich characters, a roguish underdog hero, ethical quandaries and a satisfyingly clever plot. 

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