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Commodore boys' soccer are strong in season opener


Commodore forward Xavier DeBlois notches the home team’s second goal, holding off Paine Mountain defender Hayden Sargent to fire home a left-foot shot after teammate Elijah Duprey’s blast rebounded from the crossbar in the second half of Friday’s win in Vergennes. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — The boys’ soccer season at Vergennes Union High School got off to a promising start on Friday, when the Comm

Somewhere in Afghanistan, my friend is hiding


WEYBRIDGE WRITER DOUG Wilhelm, left, shares a meal with Afghan friends in Kapisa Province, northeast of Kabul, while working in Afghanistan in 2007. The Afghan friend on the right is now hiding from the Taliban while trying to secure a visa to the United States.

I’ve been emailing with a friend I once worked with, a musician who’s in hiding in Afghanistan.

Pencils and pottery show farm animals in art


POTTER STACEY STANHOPE Dundon and colored pencil artist Catherine Palmer will be co-exhibiting at Brandon Artists Guild’s newest show, “Home Grown; Pasture Raised,” which will be on view for the months of September and October. The artists will be at a public opening reception on Friday, Sept. 3, from 5-7 p.m., 7 Center St. in Brandon. INDEPENDENT PHOTO / STEVE JAMES

With a name like “Home Grown; Pasture Raised” it’s no surprise that the new exhibit at the Brandon Artists Guild features farm animals — no, no, don’t get too excited, there won’t actually be sheep

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