Video: Preparing to install the new tunnel

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSR7H7JNCYw&feature=youtu.be In our latest video from the Middlebury construction zone, we talk to project manager John Whitaker about the next big phase: the installation of the precast concrete tunnel pieces.

Video: How to get around downtown

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ7myBOeraY&feature=youtu.be The removal of Middlebury’s Main Street bridge this past Monday marked the beginning of a 10-week intense phase of the rail tunnel construction project. For those who love cranes and dump trucks … (read more)

Video: Bye-bye, Main Street bridge!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqDPUzJwspk On Monday, July 13, crews removed Middlebury’s Main Street bridge to make way for the construction of a new rail tunnel. The bridge removal marked the start of a 10-week intense period of construction in downtow … (read more)

Video: Giant crane kicks off Middlebury’s downtown construction

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZPOBM3dmo The Addison Independent is teaming up with Middlebury Community Television this summer to produce weekly video dispatches from the rail bridges project in downtown Middlebury. In the first one, we talk to projec … (read more)

Video: Doc Lyle Sol’s Medicine Show

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Ikcuw9-80 Something special happened in Middlebury last weekend. Folks in Buttolph Acres and at EastView were drawn out of their homes and into the streets by an old-fashioned traveling show. Created by Town Hall Theater’ … (read more)

Video: A clang and bang parade in Vergennes

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CgPN-et3so Every evening at 7 p.m. since March 26 up to two-dozen residents have gathered in the Vergennes Union Elementary School parking lot to begin a nightly car parade through downtown, honking their horns and banging … (read more)

Stay home to save lives

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXw6q_6bT6o VERMONT — UVM Health Network produced this PSA featuring Dr. Tim Lahey. It urges people to stay home while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. This is a critical message UVM health network is hoping to share as we … (read more)

Ferrisburgh Central School Circus

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UarX0M4fAK4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3XwUYKwkDxLZfcXOrSxA7omMIT1Zjkwxw8w6vV82a7mQl-kekCOKICRSg FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School kicked off 2020 with a two-week residency with circus artist Troy Wunderle of Wunder … (read more)

Video: Working Cats

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ppbJCcKuaM MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, has just launched a new program called Paws on the Job, which aims to match some of the shelter’s less adoptable cats with local businesses looking f … (read more)

Video: Loon rescue!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpZMyiNUQHw On Thanksgiving night, Vermont game warden Eugene Stearns responded to a call in Lincoln, where a loon was stranded in a field. The next morning game warden Dale Whitlock released the distinctive water foul into … (read more)

Video: Junebug’s Cozy Kids

youtu.be/DnZHC6b4Fhk MIDDLEBURY — For the past few years, the Middlebury resale shop Junebug has been donating children’s outerwear to local families who couldn’t otherwise afford it. Last year the program, called Cozy Kids, outfitted 120 children … (read more)

Video: Tricia’s Book Bike

www.youtube.com/watch?v=plU19WiCWys MIDDLEBURY — Each Thursday through the summer, Ilsley Public Library’s Children’s Librarian loads up her bike with books to give away and rides — in costume — to the free summer lunch at Middlebury’s rec park. E … (read more)

Video: Our Country Stores

www.youtube.com/watch?v=z795IhIbFcU&t=12s Over the last decade, Vermont has lost many of its small country stores. The Addison Independent visited some that remain to find out what makes them special — and how they are evolving. Read more in our a … (read more)

Crows flock to downtown Middlebury

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcAomq0BzXs If you’ve walked around downtown Middlebury at dusk this winter, you’ve seen them: thousands of crows streaming across the sky, gathering in trees, raucously caw-cawing. What are they doing? How many are there? … (read more)

Stone Soup

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrhFDWvKUKE At Quarry Hill School in Middlebury, November is all about Stone Soup. Three- and 4-year-olds spend the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving immersing themselves in the classic tale — and preparing for a feast. They … (read more)

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