Voters get 2nd look at OV budget; revote is Tuesday

Voters in the Brandon area on April 30 will get a second chance to approve a fiscal year 2025 spending plan for the Otter Valley Unified Union schools.

Aime Rene Page, 67, formerly of Whiting

Aime Rene Page, 67, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023, in Virginia. He was born in Middlebury, Vt., and raised on a farm in Whiting, Vt.

Two earn local firefighter scholarships

Brooke Bertrand of Whiting and Spencer White of Vergennes were recently chosen to receive Ray E. Davison scholarships from The Addison County Firefighters Association.

New high-speed internet coming to 14 towns

The nonprofit internet provider Maple Broadband began work in early October stringing fiber-optic lines that will bring high-speed service to up to 1,400 underserved or unserved households in portions of Cornwall, Leicester, Middlebury, Orwell, Salisbury, … (read more)

RNESU learning COVID lessons

BRANDON — During the COVID-19 pandemic, youngsters have seen the brightness of their childhoods darkened by the specter of disease, uncertainty and the real-time fissuring of a society in which many have been taught to trust implicitly. New Rutland Northe … (read more)

Whiting artist featured in SculptureNow Exhibition

Whiting artist Micajah Bienvenu, who moved to Vermont from the Pacific Northwest, is being featured in SculptureNow’s Exhibition 2022 at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home in Lenox, Mass.

Local girls take home hippology honors

BURLINGTON — May 15 was a busy, jam-packed day for the 44 horse-savvy 4-H’ers who took part in two competitions: horse judging and hippology. The day began at the Blackrose Morgan Farm in Colchester, where they judged Morgan geldings in hand, stock horse … (read more)

Rutland Northeast hires Kristin Hubert as its next superintendent

The curriculum chief will replace the retiring Jeanné Collins on July 1.

Shots fired at Whiting home, no one injured

WHITING — Vermont State Police are asking members of the public to come forth with information they have on a shooting incident in Whiting Thursday morning. At approximately 5:15 a.m. on April 15 troopers from the New Haven state police barracks responded … (read more)

Lawsuit claims Lincoln, Whiting are restricting public records

BURLINGTON — Attorneys working on business involving real estate transactions are suing nine Vermont municipalities, including the Addison County towns of Lincoln and Whiting, for prohibiting or restricting access to public government records by claiming … (read more)

Local man writes Native American tale

WHITING — “Without Reservation: Awakening to Native American Spirituality and the Ways of Our Ancestors,” by Randy Kritkausky of Whiting, made its September debut in the top 10 “Hot New Releases” Amazon listings in the U.S.A. and Canada. Reader feedback f … (read more)

100 mph chase ends with crash in Cornwall

WHITING/CORNWALL — Vermont State Police are looking for the 19-year-old Whiting man to help them figure out how someone ended up in his truck leading them on a 100-mile-per-hour chase through Whiting and Cornwall after midnight on Saturday. On Aug. 29 at … (read more)

Whiting man faces health setbacks after COVID-19

WHITING — Keith Mattison’s battle with COVID-19 has left him with serious health ailments that appear to be worsening. The Independent reported on May 21 that Mattison — a 67-year-old Whiting resident who had led a busy, healthy life — had been dealing wi … (read more)

COVID-19 puts man in hospital for a month

WHITING — April 2 had begun like most days before it for Keith Mattison. Rise early, grab a bite to eat and get his tools together for a full day of plumbing, something the 67-year-old Whiting resident has been doing for around 40 years. But on this day, … (read more)

Town meeting results: Whiting

WHITING — Whiting residents from the floor of town meeting on Tuesday night returned incumbents to office and backed town spending. Earlier in Australian balloting they joined the rest of the state in backing Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump … (read more)