Vermonters join in outrage over racial inequality

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE carrying signs and sporting masks protested the killing of George Floyd and other police violence during a demonstration in downtown Middlebury on Saturday evening. Photo by Jason Duquette-Hoffman

ADDISON COUNTY AND BRANDON — People started gathering in College Park, the former site of the Middlebury town offices, a little before 6 p.m. on Saturday.

VUHS music teacher sparked students and culture

VUHS MUSIC TEACHER Sue O’Daniel directs the VUHS Symphonic Band. O’Daniel is retiring after 42 years leading the school’s music program. She is credited with creating a love of music in generations of students there and bringing music to the wider community. Photo courtesy of Phil Gramling

VERGENNES — A twist of fate in the summer of ’78 led to Sue O’Daniel’s 42-year career as the Vergennes Union High School music teacher.

OVUHS to honor its graduates on June 13

A CREW OF volunteers made up of parents and firefighters from the Pittsford and Brandon got up early on Sunday to hang banners featuring OV graduating seniors along Route 7 from Pittsford to Leicester.

BRANDON — It will take longer, and there won’t be any hugging or handshaking as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but Otter Valley Union High School seniors will have a graduation this year.

VUHS grads ready for parade

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER Tara (right) and VUHS senior Addie Brooks were among the organizers of a parade to honor the school’s Class of 2020. It is planned for the evening of June 12, immediately after the abbreviated VUHS graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Tara Brooks

VERGENNES — Organizers are working on a parade that will carry the Vergennes Union High School Class of 2020 through many Vergennes neighborhoods after their abbreviated graduation ceremony on Frid


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