Two advance in uncontested races

Voters in two local Vermont House districts had only one name on their ballot, and in both cases those candidates — unsurprisingly — won.

GOP candidates criticize ad as misrepresentation

An advertisement in the Oct. 20 Addison Independent Election Guide was intended to inform voters about where candidates stood on important issues, but instead some of those featured in the ad say it misrepresented their views.

Ripton votes yes to rejoin ACSD

Residents on Thursday decided to rejoin the Middlebury-area school district after leaving it for fear of losing their elementary school.

Clippings: Instagram added insult to injury

While riding my bike to work one Wednesday morning I rear-ended a stationary pick-up truck on Main Street during morning rush hour. The pickup won.

Passenger rail service is back! Trains roll through Vergennes, Middlebury after 69 years

Crowds cheer the arrival of passenger a train in Vergennes and Middlebury for the first time in nearly 70 years.

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.

15