Firefighters work harder with fewer members

As the number of hours that people have to volunteer dwindle in small towns across the county, fire departments continue to struggle to maintain an adequate number of dedicated helpers.

Wonderful wool at the fair

The Twist O’ Wool Guild was back at the Addison County Fair and Field Days to display members’ colorful work, equipment and a handmade afghan to raffle.

Scott Hawley keeps iron work alive

Families eagerly gathered around the blacksmith’s shop at Field Days to watch Scott Hawley craft hot metal.

Bike stunt show wows at Field Days

Craig Wright got his wheels turning during his bike stunt show at the Addison County Fair and Field Days last week.

Christiano earns GOP nod in Addison-5 House race

Jon Christiano of New Haven clinched a 163-134 victory over Zachary Kent of Bridport in Tuesday’s GOP primary. He will face Bridport Democrat Jubilee McGill in the Nov. 8 General Election.

Roundtable explores next steps for reproductive care

The overturning of Roe v. Wade does not threaten Vermonters’ right to an abortion. But that does not mean Vermonters aren’t working on increasing protection of this right, both near and far.

Vermont Trappers’ Association: The furriest table at the fair

The Vermont Trappers’ Association brought its finest furs to the county fair this week. Though some were for sale, the main goal was education, according to Pete Lossmann, secretary of the association.

4-H kids display art and more at the fair

The 4-H clubs of Addison County exhibited their projects of the past year at the Youth Hall at the County Fair this week, and they are impressive to behold.

Transition to solid food is exciting, messy and confusing

Woooosh. Airplane coming in for a landing. It’s time to feed your baby solid food. But when? How?

Train rolls into Middlebury to great fanfare

As the Amtrak train pulled into Middlebury’s new Seymour Street station at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, July 29, those walking down the steps from the train to the platform suddenly became local celebrities walking the red carpet, with people flashing cameras in … (read more)

Clippings: Let’s knock college off its pedestal

College is held on a pedestal. Next year, that pedestal will be raised even higher, with Middlebury College’s annual tuition and fees surpassing $80,000. I am left wondering: is it really worth it?

Vermont Primary election voter guide 2022

Read about each of the candidates in this Primary Election Guide, consider your options, then vote in the election, either in person next Tuesday or by dropping your mail-in ballot in the U.S. mail or at your town clerk’s office.

Inconsistencies in leave policies put employees at risk

Without a comprehensive, statewide universal paid leave policy, inconsistencies in policies among different Vermont employers leave employees to advocate for themselves. In Vermont, activists and state representatives said they hope to change that situati … (read more)

Pollinators taking flight in Vergennes

You may have thought about offsetting your carbon footprint, but have you ever considered your pollinator footprint? Bee the Change, a Vermont-based organization dedicated to increasing biodiversity through pollination, is asking Vermont businesses, schoo … (read more)

Youth production of ‘Oliver!’ transports Middlebury audience

The Town Hall Theater’s production of “Oliver!” left the audience begging, “Please, sir, may I have some more?”