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.

A pumpkin-kayak sets out on Otter Creek

Middlebury photographer Josh Hummel teamed up with pumpkin grower Ethan Nelson and giant pumpkin-growing support specialist Jenna Baird to create an unusual nautical opportunity for Dane VanNosdeln.

Sanders promotes human infrastructure bill

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont’s junior U.S. senator is the senior legislator on the U.S. Senate’s Budget Committee, which makes him a very powerful man in Washington, D.C., these days.On Monday Sen. Bernie Sanders came to Middlebury — with a band of notables inclu … (read more)

MNFF film inspires hope for journalism

A 64-year-old man from a small town in rural Iowa may represent the best hope for community journalism in America. Art Cullen has more than four decades of newspapering behind him but he is developing a concept that could save news outfits like his, the S … (read more)

Champs take second, Marlins sixth in St. Albans

ST. ALBANS — The Vergennes Swim Team on Saturday led the field in the St. Albans Invitational during the morning session of races, which featured the younger swimmers, but finished up second to powerhouse Burlington Tennis Club by the end of the meet.The … (read more)

High school seniors to get a last hurrah

ADDISON COUNTY — After enduring nearly 15 months of COVID-19 restrictions, from masks and social distancing to remote and hybrid classes, local high schools are on the verge of having an almost “normal” graduation season.According to new guidelines releas … (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)

Paul Wagner shows off his Model A replica

BRIDPORT — Paul Wagner likes old vehicles. He owns a 1957 Dodge D200 pickup and a d’57 John Deere 520 tractor, and is a member of the Vermont Automotive Enthusiasts Classic and Antique Car Club. A retired farmer, Wagner occasionally organizes informal ant … (read more)

Regional chain buys Mountain View Equipment

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury distributor of John Deere and other brand farm equipment has been sold to a larger chain of stores that sells new and used equipment to farmers, commercial landscapers, builders, and homeowners. United Ag & Turf of East Windsor … (read more)

Middlebury hit by rare tornado

MIDDLEBURY — After a tornado tore across a mile of the Painter Road neighborhood in Middlebury this past Friday afternoon, one youngster went to the hospital with minor injuries and another young woman was shaken up after the twister roughed her up a bit, … (read more)

Wind topples trees, downs power lines, injures at least 1 in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and firefighters, along with the Middlebury Regional EMS ambulance, were called to a Painter Road home on Friday afternoon after an apparent tornado toppled a tree onto a house, injuring a teenage boy. The youngster was take … (read more)

All Vermont adults can sign up for vaccine by April 19

VERMONT — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announce that all Vermonters will be eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations by April 19. At his semi-weekly press conference, Scott released the order in which the rest of the Green Mountain State residents will … (read more)

One year later: Community reflects on living with COVID

ADDISON COUNTY — It’s been a year; it’s been a long year. As the seriousness of the impending emergency became obvious, the front of our March 12, 2020, edition featured a banner all the way across the top saying “Coronavirus Watch.” It featured stories o … (read more)