Local poets enliven an art gallery opening

LOCAL POETS KARI Hansen, left, Linda Shere, right, and Ray Hudson, back, stand with Theresa Harris, front, who is the director of the Edgewater Gallery. These three poets are among those in the Spring Street Poets group who were inspired by art at the Middlebury galleries. A new exhibit, “The Language of Art,” will open at both Edgewater locations on April 5, featuring paintings paired with poems. Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — Few words in the English language look and feel as diametrically opposed to their definitions as ekphrasis.

WomenSafe lauds Suzanne Byers for service to others

SUZANNE BYERS TALKS about her years in service to the community here in Vermont and in New Jersey during a March 27 ceremony honoring her for those contributions. Photo by Jason Duquette-Hoffman

MIDDLEBURY — Longtime community volunteer Suzanne Byers of Cornwall enjoys helping people.

She expects nothing in return, except for perhaps a smile and an occasional “thank you.”

Public invited to discuss truck traffic in Vergennes

This truck hauling an oversize load — a 250,000-pound propane tank — from New Mexico to New Hampshire burned out a transmission on Main Street/Route 22A in Vergennes trying to climb the hill after crossing Otter Creek last month. Photo courtesy of Matt Chabot

VERGENNES — The Addison County Transportation Advisory Committee and other officials will be at a public hearing and open house this Tuesday, April 2, in Vergennes to discuss a study on truck traff


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