North Branch school play takes the stage April 12

Students at the North Branch School, the independent middle school in Ripton, have scripted an epic play set on the high seas. “Lost and Found on the High Seas” is a sprawling production that will be staged for the public on April 12 and 13 in the Ripton Community House. 

Joseph M. Charest Jr., 72, Ripton

JOSEPH M. CHAREST JR. RIPTON — Joseph M. Charest Jr. died Sunday, March 31, 2024, on his 72 birthday, at Helen Porter Nursing Home, in Middlebury, Vt. He was born in Connecticut on March 31, 1952. He leaves behind the love of his life of 42 years, Carolyn … (read more)

Chipman Inn holds silent auction to raise funds

The silent auction will feature a diverse array of items, from high-value artworks to charming pieces accessible for pocket change.

Dana Robinson sings in Ripton, Feb. 17

The Ripton Community Coffee House presents singer-songwriter Dana Robinson in concert on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Ripton Community House.

Nontraditional gallery to open in Ripton

Well off the beaten path, a small, non-traditional art gallery is opening in Ripton. Mountain Hounds Studio will present a selection of works from local and national artists, staged in a contemporary studio apartment.

Historic Ripton tavern site commemorated

Ripton Historical Society and the Green Mountain District of the U.S. Forest Service met at the historic Calvin Pier Tavern site on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, to celebrate more than two years of cooperative work. 

Robert Schine to lead Ripton Bible Talk

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID epidemic, the Ripton Community Church is eager to reinstate the annual Rabbi Victor E. Reichert Bible Talk. It will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29th at the Ripton Community Church on Route 125 in the vil … (read more)

Biden designates Aug. 4 Addison County flooding an official federal disaster

New federal funding is available to cover public expenses prompted by flooding this August 3 and 4 in Addison County.

Family can’t find home, buys Ripton’s inn

In addition to housing the Guilbeaus and what they hope will be a steady stream of guests, the Chipman Inn will also provide haven to a weary traveler from a war-torn land: Ukrainian national Svetlana Osetska, an extended family member who recently left h … (read more)

Ripton’s Harrington reaches for the sky in international mountain races

Ripton’s Baxter Harrington had impressive results as he represented the United States at the 2023 World Junior Skyrunning Championships in Italy.

Rising nouveau-country musician plays in Ripton

Jacob Rice will perform his hybrid country sound at the Ripton Community Church on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.

MUHS harrier competing at mountain-running world championship

Baxter Harrington has left the Green Mountain running trails in Ripton to compete in Italy’s rugged Apennine Mountains in the Youth Skyrunning World Championships.

Postponed: Ripton to commemorate Pier Tavern

Everyone is invited to participate in the commemoration of Ripton’s historic Calvin Pier Tavern site and the recently improved Robert Frost Recreation Area Tuesday, July 11, at 10 a.m., at Ripton Community Church. 

Bread Loaf Conferences open events to the public

The Middlebury Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference will each offer free lectures and readings to the public when they are in session June 2-7. 

Beaver deceiver installed in Ripton

Beaver expert Skip Lisle of Grafton last Thursday constructed a flow device at a culvert under Route 125 near the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton.