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Vermont’s economic recovery depends on a national return to normalcy


Counties from which travelers are permitted to enter Vermont without quarantining (labeled teal), as of July 9. Via Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

There’s a million things that can’t be predicted about the coronavirus, as it continues to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy and dominates political campaigning this summer.

Middlebury College’s sports league cancels fall athletics


In this 2013 file photo, John Houskeeper of the Middlebury College Museum of Art removes some excess wax from the panther sculpture at Youngman Field as part of cleaning and polishing regimen. Middlebury’s NESCAC sports conference on Friday announced that there would be no fall athletics in the league, meaning this Panther will have a quiet fall. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — The presidents of the nine NESCAC colleges, including Middlebury College, early on Friday issued a joint statement announcing the cancellation of all fall athletic conference competiti

Builders set timetable for intense rail tunnel construction in Middlebury


YEARS OF PLANNING and preparation came to fruition on Monday when workers with Kubricky Construction closed the Main Street bridge over the railroad in downtown Middlebury, tore up the tracks and began the final push toward making the site ready for a huge rail tunnel. Here, dump trucks head down the now cleared rail bed Monday evening removing soil to make way for the tunnel. Photo by Dave Devine

MIDDLEBURY — More than five years in the making, the new downtown Middlebury rail tunnel began taking shape as workers on Monday kicked off a comparatively brief 10-week period of intense building.

Kids take COVID precautions and have fun


SILAS AUDY, LEFT, and Simon Kruse practice their footwork during a long-awaited Addison United Soccer Club practice this past Thursday in Monkton. The soccer club is offering the program for free this season so that participants won’t feel compelled to attend if they feel sick. Independent photo/Alexa Lapiner

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County youth are seeing a different look at their camps and sports this summer.

Dupoise reflects on 100 years of memories


FRANCIS DUPOISE OF New Haven will celebrate his 100th birthday this coming Monday, July 13. Dupoise worked for 38 years at the former Polymers Inc. plant in Middlebury. He’s been an avid carpenter, square dancer and is a big fan of cars. Independent photo/Alexa Lapiner

NEW HAVEN — To speak with Francis Dupoise for any length of time is to get a history lesson — not only about Addison County, but about how to live a long, productive life.

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