Group uses writing as a vehicle to recovery

When the six-week Writers for Recovery program at Lawrence Memorial Library met for the first time this past April, workshop leader Gary Miller didn’t ask anyone what they were recovering from.

Lincoln man brings magic to Ukrainian refugees

When the magician Tom Verner arrived in Kraków, Poland, last month to perform for Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of their country, a Catholic priest there suggested he visit the city’s central train station.

Meet the Addy Indy’s newest reporter

Marin Howell knew from a young age she wanted to be a writer.

Summer Guide: Bristol offers tons of summer fun

Not only is the town blessed with incredible natural beauty — Bristol Cliffs, the New Haven River, Bartlett Falls and Bristol Pond come immediately to mind — it also has what you might call a “community beauty.”

Middlebury College hands out diplomas — twice

On Sunday, the Class of 2022 gathered for the college’s first together-and-in-person graduation ceremony since 2019. On Tuesday, after a two-year wait, the Class of 2020 participated in the commencement COVID-19 tried to take away.

Lincoln school district approved — but State Ed Board remains doubtful

The town of Lincoln has won tepid, begrudging approval from the Vermont State Board of Education to separate from the Mount Abraham Unified School District and form an independent Lincoln School District.

County kids gear up for mountain biking season

As it stands now, 5Town Riders expects to have at least 25 members this year, but Meridith McFarland hopes more county kids will join them.

We’ve always had to fight for Memorial Day

When Memorial Day rolls around it’s easy to talk about why we honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. What’s less easy to talk about is how hard it can be to get Americans to stop and actually take the time and effort to remember.

Pesticides threatening pollinators, lawmakers punt on limit to bee-killing poisons

People who tend to honey bees warn that Vermont needs to get serious about regulating neonicotinoid poisons. Legislators passed up their chance to do so.

ANWSD/MAUSD merger blueprint considers school closure

New draft articles of agreement would serve as the founding document for a proposed merger between the school districts in the northern half of Addison County.

State OK’s Lincoln’s withdrawal from MAUSD

The Vermont State Board of Education on Wednesday approved Lincoln’s plan to withdraw from the Mount Abraham Unified School District.

Bristol police seek to add a mental health staffer

The Bristol Police Chief is asking the selectboard to find money for a mental health counselor to help out on some Bristol police calls.

Starksboro votes to leave MAUSD

More than 200 registered voters turned out at the Robinson Elementary School multipurpose room to vote from the floor on a proposal to exit the Mount Abe school district, and the overwhelming majority said “yes” when the question was finally asked.

Starksboro projects net climate funding

A pair of Addison County Regional Planning Commission projects aimed at addressing issues in the Lewis Creek watershed in Starksboro have been selected to receive Vermont Flood Resilient Communities Fund grants totaling more than $113,000.

Starksboro to deny snowmobile request

After months of community debate and public discussion, a request by snowmobilers to ride on certain Starksboro roads has failed to win approval from the town selectboard, which plans to make its official decision in writing.

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