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VERGENNES — Adding a second porch door, higher porch railings and stairs from that porch down toward a rear parking lot might at first...
CORNWALL — A Cornwall resident’s generosity is resulting in an unexpected and very literal “windfall” for the Bingham...
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Summer Idyll

READING AND RELAXING on the Bixby Library’s big covered porch is now possible thanks to new higher railings that meet modern safety codes. The new railings are...

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Water wall

KELLY CHURCHILL GOES for an early morning ski on Lake Dunmore last Thursday. For a full story on Churchill and his Vermont Liquid Ski School see the Thursday edition of...

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The getaway

A BEE MAKES its getaway after collecting some sweet nectar in a Bristol garden last Thursday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Taking shape

ELDON SHERWIN DEMONSTRATES his carving technique in the antique equipment barn at Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven.

Independent photo/Andrea...

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Special tables

RICHMOND TOWN MANAGER Geoffrey Urbanik accepts the town’s new tables from John Monks, owner of Bristol-based Vermont Tree Goods, earlier this month. The wood for...

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Grit

STEPHEN BACHAND, LEFT, and an opponent fight for an advantage during a bout at the Addison County Fair and Field Days armwrestling competition last Friday night.

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Pedal power

THE ADDISON COUNTY Fair and Field Days Pedal Tractor Pull was held in the show tent last Thursday morning. The event is just like the adult version with a tractor...

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Kid power

JACKSON BUTTERFIELD, 5, of Middlebury digs in during his turn in the Pedal Tractor Pull at Addison County Fair and Field Days last Thursday morning.

Independent...

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Leaning in

SIX-YEAR-OLD Laci Almeda of Addison gets the last few inches out of her pull in the Pedal Tractor Pull at last week’s Field Days.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Wheels up

THE PEDAL TRACTOR Pull at the Addison County Fair and Field Days last Thursday sometimes looked a lot like the adult version of the tractor pulls, such as in this case...


More news

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MIDDLEBURY — The second annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) will begin rolling this Thursday, Aug. 25, with a four-day...
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MIDDLEBURY— The Henry Sheldon Museum of Middlebury, Vt., has expanded its current bicycle exhibit “Pedaling Through History” from...
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MIDDLEBURY — As parents and children across Addison County head to stationery stores for new notebooks and backpacks to prepare for the new...

Editorial

The absurdity of today’s electorate teeters on the surreal. Trump supporters, in particular, defy rational thought: For much of the past year, they have sanctioned Trump’s outrageous statements, off-color remarks, racist and bigoted comments, and political positions that are often contrary to American principles — and then there is his obsessive compulsion to tell bald-faced lies, and repeat them over-and-over even when he...

Sports

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ADDISON COUNTY — More than 6,000 hunters applied for a Vermont moose-hunting permit this year. Of those 6,212 hopefuls, 12 Addison County residents can now get ready for what the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife calls “the hunt of a lifetime.”

This month, their names were among the 160 drawn in the department’s lottery awarding Vermont’s 25 archery season and 135 rifle season permits. In a...

Feature

MIDDLEBURY — Otter Creek Brewery cut the ribbon on its brand new 8,000-square-foot, 120-barrel brew house this past Thursday, making the Middlebury brewery the largest beer maker, by volume,...
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury College alum said he is “100 percent confident” that he and his business partners will establish a new enterprise in Middlebury’s industrial park...

Special Section

The 2nd Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is August 25 to 28. Get all the details here. 


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Sports Column

We arose early to beat the oppressive August heat and humidity, strapped on our bike helmets, and headed out for a quick loop before breakfast. As it turned out, the early morning departure wasn’t necessary to beat the heat. Though only an hour and a half away from our house in Middlebury, the temperature on Grand Isle was 7 or 8 degrees cooler and the breeze coming off the lake wonderfully pleasant. It was one of the few times my wife has ever commented that she was enjoying biking into a headwind. (Only later did we hear from friends back home that the day had been oppressive down...
Hailing from New York City, The Ken Silverman Trio is a modern jazz guitar trio playing original compositions with Rock, Surf, Blues, Funk and Classical influences. The music has the instrumental improvisational prowess of Jazz, the compositional heft of Classical music and the intensity of Rock and Blues. See them at Brandon Music on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. for a concert that will feature music from the critically acclaimed 2015 release “Parallel Man” (SoundSeer) as well...

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