By the way for Jul. 18

Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, Bristol’s “River Bend Trail,” from the former Coffin Factory site to the local fire station, is now open. Folks who want to check it out and help with final spruce-up work can gather behind the fire station off West Street this Saturday, July 20, at 8 a.m. Bring gloves and a five-gallon plastic pail to pick up any garbage you might find. Organizers said the trail primarily needs feet walking on it to break it in. Bristol’s public trail is now around three miles lo … (read more)

Jeremy Holt draws a career in comics

MIDDLEBURY — Comics are for kids. They should be light-hearted, fun and simple. Um, nope. Sure, some comics are geared toward the young at heart, but the graphic novel genre is vast and covers topics that are anything but juvenile. “Tell me what you like … (read more)

Haiku contest unites Weybridge residents

WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge haiku test draws a lot of good entries applaud the winners The above haiku wouldn’t win a prize, but far better ones did at the Second Annual Weybridge Haiku Contest, a celebration of community spirit through the traditional Japanese … (read more)

Battell Block owners paid $532K in VTrans easements

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has agreed to pay a combined total of $5 million for easements on 27 separate downtown Middlebury properties within the footprint of the massive railroad bridges replacement project that will last … (read more)

Connor Mill-Built Homes buys Good Point HQ

MIDDLEBURY — Investors representing Connor Mill-Built Homes (CMBH) have purchased the Good Point Recycling headquarters at 227 Pond Lane for $1.84 million, a deal that’s expected to strengthen both of those growing enterprises based in Middlebury’s indust … (read more)

Manure runoff video appalls residents; agency defends policies

PANTON — As manure runoff from a Panton dairy farm mixed with snowmelt and found its way into Lake Champlain this past March, a wrinkled brown crust formed on top of the water. For a moment during Panton resident Eben Markowski’s video footage of it, the … (read more)

Welch: Trump should be impeached

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has concluded that President Donald Trump should be impeached. “I do not arrive at this conclusion lightly,” he wrote in a statement released Thursday morning. “The power of impeachment granted to Congres … (read more)

Lincoln news for Jul. 18

LINCOLN — There are still some openings for the Lincoln Sports day camps. Home base for the camp is under the pavilion at the Lincoln Sports Field behind the fire station, but excursions are part of the fun as well. Activities include games, crafts, hikes … (read more)

Epic battle to be reenacted at Fort Ticonderoga

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Experience one of Fort Ticonderoga’s signature events, “Montcalm’s Cross,” a two-day battle reenactment, Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21. Featuring hundreds of reenactors, cannons, drums, muskets and more, this is the largest ba … (read more)

The Steven Kirby Quintet to play lyrical jazz in Brandon

BRANDON — Brandon Music welcomes back the Steven Kirby Jazz Quintet on Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. The Boston-based group performs contemporary and mainstream jazz arranged and composed by Steven Kirby. Kirby plays guitar, Carl Clements plays flute an … (read more)

Landscape architect discusses his career highlights

MIDDLEBURY — Landscape architect Peter Ker Walker will discuss the highlights of his landscape projects on Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m., in the conference room of the Middlebury Town Offices. The presentation is in conjunction with the Henry Sheldon Museu … (read more)

Call Vt. Health Dept. to report algae blooms

ADDISON COUNTY — County residents concerned about blue algae blooms in swimming areas may check with a Department of Health website to determine if they might be at risk. There were two blue algae blooms in Lake Champlain off county towns last week, both … (read more)

HomeThrown: Celebrating local potters in Bristol

BRISTOL — Bristol’s Art on Main gallery presents “HomeThrown,” an exhibit featuring Bristol area potters: Judith Bryant, Robert Compton, Ken Martin, Matlak Mayforth, Stacey Stanhope and Liz Saslaw.  The exhibit opens on Friday, July 19 with an artist’s re … (read more)

Property transfers in Addison County

ADDISON The following real estate sales were recorded in the town of Addison in the first six months of 2019: •Jan. 14: Christina and Attila Kovacs to Michael Hollis and Erin Cashman, home on 5.01 acres at 4686 Lake St., $370,000. •March 8: Rheal and Gail … (read more)

MUHS sets fall sports sign-ups

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School students interested in participating in fall sports must complete required forms along with a parent/guardian electronically at the school’s Rank One Forms site.  To access the online forms follow the link to the … (read more)