Shakin’ Bacon outpaces the pack at Field Days

Someone call the paparazzi, because there are major celebrity sightings right now at the Addison County Fair & Field Days. Snoop Hoggy Hog, Arnold Shwarzehogger and Justin Bieberque have been sighted racing as fast as their little legs can carry them.

Area swim teams glide to a successful season finale

Both the Vergennes and Middlebury swim teams saw standout performers shine on their way to second-place finishes in their respective divisions at this past weekend’s annual Vermont Swim Association Championships at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White … (read more)

Vergennes swimmers take second at meet

The Vergennes Swim Team (VST) roundly defeated five of the other six teams in this past weekend’s Champlain Valley Swim League (CVSL) Championship Meet in their home pool, but no one could beat Burlington Tennis Club.

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.

He doesn’t just direct musicals, he composes them, too

“People don’t change, you just get to know them better.” That is the reoccurring line/theme of Douglas Anderson’s first musical production, “Welcome to Paradise,” which will debut this month at the Town Hall Theater.

What’s under the tent? Swift House increases its cultural footprint

The Swift House in conjunction with the Middlebury New Film Festival and Town Hall Theater will host a series of live events outside “Under the Tent” from Aug. 2 to 28.

Lodgers eye boost from Amtrak train service

As both Vermonters and out-of-state travelers look ahead to the addition of Middlebury and Vergennes train stops on the Ethan Allen Express, local businesses and community leaders are curious as to what extent the two stops will increase tourism and boost … (read more)

‘Neonic’ bill passed, more on horizon

A bill to combat the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, commonly referred to as “neonics,” has been passed in Vermont, although some lawmakers have doubts as to what the eventual effects of the act will be.

Recycled Reading of Vermont started with books, then grew

This month, the store, situated on the corner of Main and South streets in Bristol, is celebrating the 11th anniversary of its inception. To celebrate, founder and owner Melissa Hernandez will host a July 23 event outside her store at 1 Main St., complete … (read more)

Children’s concert to raise funds for indoor play space

This Saturday, July 23, at the Addison County Fairgrounds, the Vermont Children’s Museum will host a concert for young children that will give them a chance to burn off a little energy now and also will raise money toward creation of an indoor play space … (read more)

Waybury’s longtime chef passes the spatula

The Waybury Inn in East Middlebury has been serving delicious food to the community for over 200 years, and for a remarkable chunk of that time — one-fifth of those two centuries — one person has overseen the kitchen.

Kids got questions, Lindholm & Bodette got answers

Can cows and pigs be friends? Do lambs get cold when they are fleeced? How can I tell the difference between a duck and a waterfowl?

Winning $300 million Powerball ticket purchased in Middlebury

For the first time in Vermont history, the winning Powerball jackpot ticket was sold at a Vermont retailer, Vermont Lottery officials announced today.

Locals react to court’s gun ruling

Last Friday, June 24, a team of Addison Independent interns/reporters took to the streets of Middlebury to find out how people were feeling about the Supreme Court’s ruling a day earlier that makes it illegal for New York state to require a gun owner to d … (read more)

Community leaders discuss water quality

There’s too much phosphorus in Lake Champlain, and it’s past time to do something about it.