Bristol creates grant writer role, considers ARPA projects

The town of Bristol is in the process of developing a grant writer and administrator position that municipal officials hope will help the town bring in more money.

Bristol puts wildfires on the big screen

When thinking about wildfires, one’s mind might wander to the West Coast. The region has long been prone to seasonal blazes, now growing larger and more severe as climate change creates warmer and dryer conditions out West.

Ten local scouts honored for achieving Eagle rank

An April 27 ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse honored 53 Boy Scouts who reached the highest rank of Scouting through hard work, leadership and community service — Eagle Scout. 

Startup is turning dairy waste into lawn product

When Brendan O’Brien moved back to Vermont in 2016, the Starksboro resident was thinking a lot about the dairy farms scattered throughout the state. More specifically, how to make use of an increasing amount of organic waste piling up on Vermont farms. 

Locals look to help Barnes Brook

The community forum inside the warmth of the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS) on Tuesday evening provided more than a respite from the cool, wet weather outside: It offered those who attended an opportunity to get to know better one … (read more)

Monkton explores bike, walking routes

Monkton will soon start exploring ways to help cyclists and pedestrians get around town more easily. 

Starksboro startup gets a boost

A relatively new Starksboro business called Dairy Dirt recently got some extra support to help meet its goals for growth.

Nigerian visitor teaches kids about nature through art, science & fireflies

“Sometimes we are so possessive of the earth that we want to use up all of its offerings, but we should remember that we are all only on earth for a very short time. It’s not something that we own but something that we are renting for a very short while.”

Mount Abe asks community to ‘Listen Up’ to teens

On May 8 Mount Abe will host a free screening of “Listen Up,” a Vermont-based musical film that explores the experiences and pressures faced by youth in the state.

Lincoln pupils share love of their hometown

It was hard to miss the hand-painted signs scattered throughout Lincoln this past Thursday evening, each brightly colored and adorned with hearts.

DandyLion creates artisanal goods from fashion industry scraps

Ashley Farland has spent much of her life making things, like colorful bouquets and fine cuisine. Now she crafting home and kitchen products for her Starksboro business.

Family forest owners get money to sequester CO2

For more than two decades, Chris Johnson and his family have stewarded around 450 acres of forestland in Lincoln, eating from the property’s apple trees in the fall, harvesting timber for the winter and collecting sap for the family’s organic maple syrup … (read more)

County climate plan swings into action

Amid the sunny days of midsummer this past July, the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County (CEAC) published a list of steps community members could take to fight the climate crisis and curb the rapid warming of the planet. 

Racial incident at Bristol Elementary sparks community response

Two weeks after a student of color at Bristol Elementary School was twice called a racial slur, around a dozen community members stood before the school board on Tuesday and called on school officials to take immediate and extensive action in addressing r … (read more)

Sugarmakers reflect on strange season

As April yields budding maple trees and warmer temperatures, sugarmakers throughout Addison County are pulling taps and wrapping up this year’s maple season.