Cal Gramling’s VUHS career went from lockdown to center stage

The high school careers of the Class of 2024 may have started under the cloud of the COVID pandemic, but, like many newly minted Vergennes Union High School grads, Calvin Gramling is putting that community experience in the rearview mirror and look ahead.

Summer guide: Sit back and enjoy the Bristol Town Band

A summer tradition continues in Bristol this summer as it has for many summers. Many, many summers.

OV eyes third vote; looks for interim head

The Otter Valley Unified Union School District Board last week OK’d an updated spending plan for residents to vote on next month that trimmed a little more from the two budget proposals that failed this spring.

Memorial Day: Jackman named marshal of Vergennes parade

Michael Jackman served in the Coast Guard from 1965-1969, including a tour in Vietnam.

Volunteers find fulfillment with Addison County’s emergency services

MREMS has 49 dedicated members — paramedics, emergency medical technicians, heavy rescue operators — most of whom are hired on a professional basis. But a dozen MREMS staffers are volunteers.

‘Looses’ or ‘Loses?’; incorrect headline appears in print

Why does the print version of the Addison Independent have a couple obvious mistakes on the front page? Search us … we’re trying to figure it out, too.

More broken water pipes prompts Middlebury to ask for emergency declaration

An unprecedented number of breaks and leaks in Middlebury water mains prompted the town to extend its boil water order into the Industrial Park on Thursday. Everyone is asked to conserve water.

Glass Menagerie: Great live theater worth the trip

The Valley Players provide excellent performances of a classic play that seems as alive as ever.

Tear down? Deconstruct a house & save good stuff

It happens all the time; someone buys a house, loves the location, isn’t wild about the structure itself. The question becomes, do they remodel the building to fit their needs, or tear it down and start new?

UPDATED: Juvenile shoots, kills Waltham woman; school mourns loss of beloved bus driver

Police have not yet determined whether they will charge a youth in the killing of a Waltham woman during a fight this past Friday.

Feds sanction farm equipment dealer

Officials at Middlebury-based Champlain Valley Equipment said they will appeal a recent U.S. Department of Labor decision requiring the farm equipment seller to rehire a fired employee at its Berlin branch and pay him back wages and damages of $147,000. 

High winds follow heavy rains, more precipitation forecast

A few trees fell in Thursday night’s high winds, and some customers lost power. Otter Creek is still rising.

Meet a superlative senior: Ripton’s Erik Eriksen

We caught up with Erik Eriksen last week while he was sitting by Otter Creek in Middlebury thinking about fly fishing.

Eagles down Tigers for D-II softball title

Two well-matched high school softball teams from Addison County met in Friday’s Division II state championship in Castleton, and both No. 2 seed Mount Abraham and No. 5 seed Middlebury Union High School entered the game primed to win.

MAV boys’ lacrosse falls to Montpelier in D-III final, 11-9

After a scoring five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter, MAV fell just short of a Division III crown on Thursday.