Panton resident experiences an unusual attack by a coyote

Local resident took appropriate steps to scare off a coyote when attacked.

Local beer production stopping at Middlebury plant as Harpoon buys Otter Creek, WhistlePig buys the building

MIDDLEBURY — The Mass. Bay Brewing Company, the makers of Harpoon beer, is buying the company that brews Otter Creek and Shed beers and is selling the Middlebury plant that makes those beers to whiskey maker WhistlePig. The 45 employees who currently work … (read more)

Otter Creek beer maker is sold, WhistlePig scoops up Middlebury brewery

It is unclear what exactly will happen to the jobs of the 45 employees who currently work in the Otter Creek/Shed brewery on Exchange Street in Middlebury’s industrial park.

COVID won’t mute this opera production

Jacques Offenbach’s opera “Orphée aux enfers” is full of irreverent chatter and absurd story turns, but the cast and crew who are readying to stage the 19th century work are dealing with a plot twist that didn’t come with the script.

Public-service-minded vet to lead city parade

“At first I said no, I’m not a public figure,” Bub Crosby told the Independent. “I’ve always been kind of under the wire; I don’t like the publicity, I just like doing good.”

Local Memorial Day events back after two years

After two years without public Memorial Day festivities one might think that organizers of such events would be a little rusty. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as a full slate of parades and other commemorations are set for this coming weekend.

Young entrepreneur uses biodynamics to make her wine

For someone whose business is literally planted in a small patch of Vermont soil, Camila Carrillo has connections all around the world.

Volunteer drivers get folks where they need to go

Dial-A-Ride depends on volunteer drivers to pick up passengers and give them life-changing access to medical appointments, food shopping and other necessities.

History of a family farm sheds light on what it means to be a Vermonter

In his new book, David R. Holmes tells the story of the Charlotte farm that his ancestors founded, ran for 101 years and were forced to leave because of a cash crunch.

College land buy to boost affordability in Middlebury

The apartments, multi-family and single family homes will be constructed by an independent developer and are not being built for college employees.

Exchange student stands up for Ukraine

When Diana Herasim left home last August to come to America and take part in a student exchange program she thought that the uneasy peace between her country and her neighbors would hold.

Big fire destroys Tarkey’s Lodge on Lake Dunmore

A fire consumed Tarkey’s Lodge near Lake Dunmore in Salisbury on Monday afternoon. No one was hurt in the five-alarm fire.

Farm educator, Field Days founder dies

Lucien Paquette died last week at the age of 105. An icon of the agricultural community, he was widely known as the Father of Addison County Fair and Field Days.

Mosquito district wants to keep Salisbury

The organization tasked with keeping mosquitoes in check in the Lake Dunmore and Brandon area is undergoing some changes.

Holiday festivities resume in person this year

Community holiday festivities are returning for in-person participation on a limited basis this coming month.

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