Mount Abe gets more than just a shine-up

LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST Debra Bobilin, left, and Assistant Librarian Julie Potter love the new mobile circulation desk at Mount Abraham Union High School. Built by New Haven-based Silver Maple Construction, the desk features the silhouette of Mt. Abraham and sits on casters, so that it can be reinstalled wherever the new library ends up getting sited. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District is understandably proud of the facilities work it has recently accomplished at Mount Abraham Union High School.

United Way bags $1.29M grant to battle drugs

UNITED WAY OF Addison County’s Jesse Brooks (prevention coordinator), left, Helena Van Voorst (executive director) and Jerrod Rushton (board president) are planning how the organization will use $1.29 million in federal money over the next five years on local programming aimed at steering youths away from marijuana and alcohol use. Independent photo/John Flowers

ADDISON COUNTY — The United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has won a five-year, $1.29 million federal grant to create more programming to reduce local youths’ use of alcohol and marijuana.

'Midd Mamas' to run a race for gun safety

THE “MIDDLEBURY MAMAS,” a group of six area women, will each run around 30 miles in an upcoming two-day relay race in New Hampshire. They are running in support of new gun safety laws, and are asking people to contribute to the cause through a gofundme campaign. Picture, left to right, are Elaine Orozco Hammond, Ana Benvenuto, Jennifer Bleich, Kerri Duquette-Hoffman, Natasha Causton and Mary Heather Noble.

MIDDLEBURY — Elaine Orozco Hammond is a longtime runner whose repertoire ranges from neighborhood jaunts to grueling marathons.

Three Bridport men cited in farm family 'feud'

BRYAN ASHLEY-SELLECK, left, Christian Leggett and Christopher Thompson were arrested on third-degree arson, aggravated stalking and other citations in connection with a series of offenses connected to an alleged feud between local farm families.

BRIDPORT — Vermont State Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of three Bridport men on third-degree arson, aggravated stalking and other citations in connection with a series of offenses connec

Phosphorus is the key to algae bloom explosion

A SAMPLE OF water from Kingsland Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh confirmed a blue green algae bloom in Lake Champlain in the summer of 2015. Excess phosphorus that flows from Otter Creek into Lake Champlain encourages the rampant growth of toxic algae. Photo courtesy of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

VERMONT — Phosphorus, an element on the periodic table like iron and gold, is an essential part of all living beings.

Lincoln couple buys New England Maple Museum

TOM AND RHONDA GADUE of Lincoln recently purchased and began renovating the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford. The couple has operated the Solar Sweet Maple Farm sugarhouse in Lincoln since 2012. Brandon Reporter photo/Russell Jones

PITTSFORD — The New England Maple Museum, on Route 7 in Pittsford, has been open for four decades, but until recently the future of the museum was in jeopardy.


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