Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips, 90, Cornwall native

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips was born Sept. 6, 1931, on a dairy farm in Cornwall, Vermont. Though she traveled the world and lived many places during her career in the U.S. Army, she was always a rural, farm girl at heart who loved Vermont and her country. Her parents were Jim and Mary Phillips and she had many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Vermont, New York, and even Alabama. Her brother Bob was a successful banker who lived in Brooklyn but returned to their Vermont farmhouse through t … (read more)

Cornwall poet reflects on four decades of work

“I write the way a tortoise runs, although occasionally, instead of a hare, I pull a poem out of a hat,” said Michael Collier, who recently published a new book of poetry.

Vergennes motorcyclist struck and killed in Route 7 crash Tuesday

NEW HAVEN — A Vergennes man died and a Cornwall woman sustained what Vermont State Police described as “significant injuries” in a motorcycle-car crash at the intersection of Route 7 and the River Road in New Haven at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.State pol … (read more)

Chicken BBQ set in Cornwall, June 13

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department will once again host its chicken barbecue as a drive-through on Sunday, June 13, from noon until 2 p.m. (or until supplies run out).The drive-through lunch service will take place at the Cornwall Elementar … (read more)

Local Food & Farm Guide: Cutting Hill, A Cornwall beef company

When Ramsay and Caroline Mellish moved their farming business from Newport Center to 380 acres of rolling pasture and fields off South Bingham Street in Cornwall five years ago they started to diversify from organic dairy into raising beef cattle under th … (read more)

Backyard music series kicks off Sunday in Cornwall

The West Cornwall Backyard Concert Series (WCBCS) sprung up last summer, and it’s back again. The first concert kicks off the 2021 season on May 16 with Carol Reed performing at 14 Audet Road in Cornwall — yes, the Whittemore family’s backyard — on a temp … (read more)

Robart joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vt.

BERLIN — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont recently welcomed Jason Robart of Cornwall to the non-profit health and wellness organization’s board of directors. Robart, who joined the board along with Karin Chamberlain of Norwich, brings a dynamic knowl … (read more)

Volunteers help kids learn in Cornwall

CORNWALL — The Friends of Cornwall School (FOCS) is a parents organization dedicated to supporting our children through numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular activities throughout the year. We recognize that part of supporting our students includes … (read more)

Panther coach’s farm provides refuge for student-athletes

CORNWALL — Katharine DeLorenzo wears many hats: daughter, sister, wife, mother, violinist, coach, assistant athletic director, senior woman administrator and most recently, farmer. Growing up, DeLorenzo and her six siblings spent their summers in the nort … (read more)

Five COVID-19 cases pop up in Middlebury-area schools this week

MIDDLEBURY AREA — Probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 have cropped up this week at schools in Middlebury, Cornwall and Shoreham. Due to health information disclosure rules, the schools could not say whether the cases were among students, teachers or … (read more)

Cornwall musician debuts youth commission CD, live online

CORNWALL — Romy Munkres from Cornwall, was selected as the 2019/2020 Young Tradition Vermont Youth Commission artist for the year. Romy, a 2020 graduate of Middlebury Union High School, was the winner of the Young Tradition Vermont annual contest and was … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Keep Bridport, not Cornwall

I am writing to request that you consider, as our Cornwall representative to the ACSD board, a different mix of schools than the one you supported at the Nov. 23 ACSD board meeting. At that meeting, you voiced your support for further exploring a four-sch … (read more)

Cornwall expert reveals secrets of rug hooking

Cornwall resident Amy Oxford, the inventor of The Oxford Punch Needle and founder of The Oxford Rug Hooking School, released a new book this week. “Punch Needle Rug Hooking — Your Complete Resource to Learn & Love the Craft,” published by Schiffer Publish … (read more)

Janet Warren, 74, of Cornwall

CORNWALL — Janet Warren, 74, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, of cancer, consequent upon an inherited genetic anomaly that predisposes carriers to numerous cancers. Janet grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, came to Middlebury to attend college, and stayed for th … (read more)

100 mph chase ends with crash in Cornwall

WHITING/CORNWALL — Vermont State Police are looking for the 19-year-old Whiting man to help them figure out how someone ended up in his truck leading them on a 100-mile-per-hour chase through Whiting and Cornwall after midnight on Saturday. On Aug. 29 at … (read more)

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