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Wooden sculptures going on display in Ripton

Posted on July 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Artwork by Goshen’s Brenda Hall, a wood artist and master finisher, will be on display at Ripton Community Church for most of this month.

Friends of the Ripton Community Church will host a reception for the show of wood sculpture pieces this Saturday, July 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the church on Route 125 in Ripton village. Refreshments will be offered.

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Poets wanted! Bread Loaf invites local writers to share what matters to them

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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RIPTON — The Bread Loaf School of English and friends are inviting local people to be a part of group reading that looks to define and build community.

Anyone who writes is invited to submit a poem that they could be selected to read, alongside professional poets, at the inaugural Poetry Free for All event later this month.

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Decision is near on moving 6th grade to MUMS: Superintendent says no; panel says yes

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — Will the seven towns in the Addison Central School District send their sixth-graders to the Middlebury Union Middle School, expanding MUMS from only grades 7 and 8 to a grade 6-8 school?

The ACSD Board is scheduled to decide the question at its meeting next Monday, June 19.

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For a Ripton family, life changed in an instant

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Christina Walker’s daily routine began as usual on Thursday, April 20. She took the wheel of the family car to drive her fiancé, Brian Kerr, from their Ripton home to meet his work colleague in Salisbury. From there, the two men would travel to their latest job site.

It only took a split second for the couple’s lives — and those of their three children — to take a dramatic and tragic turn on that fateful day.

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Author to bring Vermont women 'Out of the Shadows of History' in June 24 talk

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Many people have heard of Ann Story, who traveled to the area we now call Vermont in 1755 to live with her husband and five children. She became a spy and courier for Vermont’s militia during the American Revolution. Yet there are many more stories of brave women who lived here

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Translators, environmental writers to offer Bread Loaf lectures and readings

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The Middlebury Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference will each offer free lectures and readings to the public when they are in session June 3-9. Both conferences are modeled on the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the oldest writers’ conference in the country.

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Author to bring Vermont women 'Out of the Shadows of History' in June 24 talk

RIPTON — Many people have heard of Ann Story, who traveled to the area we now call Vermont in 1755 to live with her husband and five children. She became a spy and courier for Vermont’s militia during the American Revolution. Yet there are many more stories of brave women who lived here

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Driver charged in fatal Route 7 crash

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — Authorities have filed criminal charges against a Springfield man who was driving a car that crashed into another vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury last month, killing a passenger in the second vehicle.

Vermont State Police on Thursday formally cited Shawn Newell, 33, for gross negligent driving with death resulting.

Brian Kerr, 40, of Ripton was killed on April 20 when the car that Newell was driving smashed head-on into the car Kerr was riding in.

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Ripton father of three killed in Route 7 crash

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — A 40-year-old Ripton man was killed Thursday morning after the car he was riding in was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury.

Vermont State Police report that the two-car crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on April 20 just north of the Salisbury Hog Farm, near Pomainville Drive.

After talking to witnesses, police determined that Shawn Newell, 33, of Vergennes was driving a 2010 Mazda MZ3 northbound at a high rate of speed, passing slower vehicles that were ahead of him.

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Welterweights bring alt-country to Ripton Coffee House

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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This is not a joke. The Welterweights are coming to the Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. 

Lowell Thompson and Kelly Ravin are the Welterweights. Their band is a collaboration of the two songwriters who have created a cohesive and thoughtful collection of music. The original songs, accompanied by skillfully played guitars ? both acoustic and electric ? can be best categorized as Americana or alt-country.   

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