Starksboro denied exit from MAUSD

A no vote from the town of New Haven thwarted Starksboro’s hard-fought withdrawal effort.

Tarry Ho’s mini horses bring big smiles to Field Days

If you stop by the Sara McCarty Children’s Barn at Addison County Fair and Field Days, you’re guaranteed to run into Jim and Barbra Amblo, as well as their team of miniature horses named after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Bristol selectboard moves to lower village speed limit

The Bristol selectboard on Monday discussed whether to lower the speed limit in the village to 25 mph, set the town’s tax rate for fiscal year 2023 and gave the Bristol Hub Teen Center the greenlight to apply for a grant through the Vermont Health Departm … (read more)

Energy reps talk efficiency at Field Days

You may not head to next week’s Addison County Fair & Field Days expecting to find a way to save money on your energy bill, but representatives from local energy committees and programs are working to make sure you do.

Bristol gets grant for Basin Street work

A $200,000 Downtown Transportation Fund grant will enable the town of Bristol to make necessary streetscaping improvements to Basin Street.

Lincoln School District updates the town on work ahead

The excitement was palpable in Lincoln’s Burnham Hall last Thursday, at the town’s first Lincoln School District informational meeting on July 28.

Voters weigh the cost of Starksboro’s exit

Residents in Bristol, Monkton and New Haven on Aug. 9 will vote on whether Starksboro will be allowed to withdraw from the Mount Abraham Unified School District.

Owners sell Martin’s Hardware stores

In 1995 Martin Clark purchased the Bristol hardware store he’d been working at for a decade and reopened it as Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply.

College internship program gets boost

Back in March, Middlebury College received a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor to fund the creation of a new conflict transformation initiative. Now it’s enhancing the work of students in the college’s Privilege and Poverty summer internship progr … (read more)

Congressional candidates discuss food, farming

Four of the candidates vying for Vermont’s open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives participated in a virtual July 19 Congressional Candidate Forum on Food & Agriculture to discuss the most pressing issues in the state’s food and farming sectors.

At this camp kids take things apart and put them back together

This summer vacation, a handful of Addison County youths got the chance to do what some kids can only dream of: aimlessly break things.

Change in grazing strategies could slow pollution, save money

On a sunny afternoon earlier this month, more than 20 Addison County farmers and community members gathered at the Chalker Farm off Route 17 in New Haven, home to Kayhart’s Homegrown Meat, to wander among the farm’s cattle.

Garden shop owner ventures into cannabis sales

Emeraldrose Grows owner Greg Newman is planning to add a new kind of flower to his organic gardening shop this fall: recreational cannabis.

College sees progress in its Energy2028 climate fight

The 10-year plan was formally announced in 2019, outlining climate goals for the institution to meet in the areas of clean energy use and incorporating the climate fight into the college’s educational mission. 

MAUSD vote on Starksboro set for Aug. 9

Starksboro’s effort to retain control over the future of Robinson Elementary School is set to culminate on Aug. 9, when voters in the other towns of the Mount Abraham Unified School District will vote on whether to ratify Starksboro’s vote to withdraw fro … (read more)