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Wine grapes are ripening in Ripton and Goshen


BRIAN FORD DISPLAYS the Mountain Red and Bill Ford shows the Goshen White table wines, which they fermented in stainless steel tanks at their Ripton winemaking facility. Independent photo/John Flowers

RIPTON — When you think of Ripton, the mind meanders to rustic country roads, kind neighbors, wonderful views, Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus, and the moody Middlebury River.

Bartlett Falls draws heavy crowds


THE FAR SIDE of the New Haven River at Bartlett Falls has a smooth bank that is good for sunbathing, but not good for social distancing. Advocates urge swimmers to keep six feet from others, to bring a mask for when you are not swimming, and to refrain from going to swimming holes if you feel sick. Independent photo/Alexa Lapiner

BRISTOL — Bartlett Falls in Bristol has been a serious hot spot for swimmers this year. The popular New Haven River locale is known for its cliff jumping and smooth rock face across the river. 

Bristol talk focuses on town police department


BRISTOL POLICE CHIEF Bruce Nason, right, responds to a question during Monday night’s Community Conversation on Safety, Security and Policing, which was convened in Holley Hall and via Zoom. Nearly 60 Bristol residents participated in the two-hour discussion, which was moderated by Bristol resident Sen. Christopher Bray.

BRISTOL — Many of the nearly 60 people who participated in Monday night’s Community Conversation on Bristol Policing expressed support and appreciation for the Bristol Police Department. 

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