VERMONT — During her 40-minute commute from Vergennes to Shelburne, Karen Chickering sings. A soprano for Vermont’s one and only jazz a cappella group, called Maple Jam, the drive offers her an ideal window of time to perfect her part before weekly rehearsal.
Chickering said she doesn’t care who’s watching.
“I don’t notice,” she said, smiling. “Both hands are on the wheel.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team on Wednesday improved to 5-1 with a 99-83 victory over visiting Johnson State (2-3). The Panthers will next travel to Southern Vermont on Wednesday before wrapping up first-semester play by hosting Skidmore on Saturday at 4 p.m.
In the wake of Republican Donald Trump election as president, more than 700 incidents of “hateful harassment” were documented in the first week after the Nov. 8 election. It was, without doubt, a reaction to the hate-filled rhetoric used by Mr. Trump to pit one America against the other. It was, we now know, a deliberate and calculated tactic to win the election by pitting angry, white middle class Americans against minorities of any sort — and, unfortunately, it worked.
Multi-faith “Gathering of Love & Hope” will converge on Middlebury Town Green Dec. 3
STARKSBORO — Starksboro resident Lausanne Allen had a little something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: her home didn’t burn down.
As they exited the house on Frank Orvis Road to join friends down the street for their Thanksgiving feast, she and husband Brian Anderson noticed smoke pouring out of their adjacent workshop building.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler is drawing criticism from some state officials for using some of his department’s funds during the Nov. 8 election to back his preferred candidate for high bailiff, an official who has the power to arrest the sheriff and potentially replace that person if he or she is unable to perform the duties of that office.
ADDISON COUNTY — Freezers throughout Addison County are packed with venison, and in many local homes that dish probably served as the main course on Thanksgiving.
That’s because the 2016 rifle season in Addison County was easily the most successful since 2005, when the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife banned shooting two-point “spikehorn” bucks during Vermont’s 16-day November rifle season.