Pre-COVID activity returning to Legions

Two-and-a-half years later, as most local Legion posts are enjoying a return to some traditional, fully in-person events, some veterans organizations are continuing programs they pivoted to during the pandemic, such as “buddy checks.” 

Veterans groups aim to get younger members

Bristol American Legion Post 19 Commander Ron LaRose presides over a graying membership that does great service for local veterans and the community at large.

Legion baseball just misses postseason

The Addison County American Legion team took two out of three games over this past weekend, including a 12-2 home win over fellow playoff contender S.D. Ireland on Sunday that Coaches Tim Paquette and Dwight Burkett believed put their team in position to … (read more)

Legion nine in contention for postseason

Visiting Essex topped the Addison County American Legion team on Tuesday, 8-2, a result that doesn’t disguise the fact that a young AC team remains in contention for a playoff berth.

American Legion nine splits first two games

After two summers of no American Legion baseball in Addison County, the local warm-weather nine has returned to action and split its first two games of the season under new leadership, Head Coach Tim Paquette and Assistant Coach Dwight Burkett.

American Legion baseball schedule & roster

The Addison County American Legion baseball team’s schedule, starting on Thursday, June 23, is as follows (home games are played at the Middlebury College field on South Street).

Legion honors city police sergeant

The Vermont American Legion has chosen Detective Sergeant Jason Ouellette of the Vergennes Police Department to receive its annual award as the state’s Law Officer of the Year.

Supporting homeless vets and helping others

Middlebury American Legion Post 27 on Saturday, Nov. 13, will collaborate with a local radio station to raise donations for the Dodge House, a Rutland-based shelter for homeless veterans that’s in urgent need of new furniture, bed linens and other basic h … (read more)

Legions look for more veterans

Anyone who has had one day of active duty in the U.S. armed services since Dec. 7, 1941, is eligible to join the American Legion.

Cathy Tester is the new commander of Vt. Legion

Members of the Vermont Department of the American Legion elected Orwell resident Catherine M. Tester as their commander this past June.

Legion, Ferrisburgh set 9/11 ceremonies

ADDISON COUNTY — This Saturday local citizens, like Americans everywhere, will recognize the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.The Ferrisburgh Fire Department will host a 9-11 commemorative ceremony on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. … (read more)

Local Legions emerge from pandemic, slowly open up

ADDISON COUNTY — While Memorial Day parades are being cancelled out of an abundance of precaution, the county’s three American Legion posts are steadily regrouping and reopening as state and federal authorities continue to lift COVID-related restrictions. … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Vt. Health Dept. thankful for help from Middlebury Legion

My colleagues and I at your local Health Department office wish to express our gratitude to the members of the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury for their help in the effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since January, the Middlebury American Legion … (read more)

American Legion spreads Christmas joy in November

MIDDLEBURY — Christmas came early to a few Veterans’ and service organizations as well as to local civic clubs due to the generosity of Middlebury American Legion Post 27. At their last regular meeting in October the membership unanimously voted to help v … (read more)

Vermont Legion posts adapting to the pandemic

ADDISON COUNTY — As is the case with all nonprofit organizations, American Legion posts locally and statewide have had to take steps to continue to fulfill their mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Vermont American Legion Commander Ron LaR … (read more)