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Troopers put eyes in the skies — with drones


VERMONT STATE POLICE Trooper Thomas Howard takes the controls of one of the Vermont State Police’s 11 drones that will be used primarily to chronicle accident scenes and search for missing persons. Independent photo/Steve James

NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police have some new eyes in the sky when they chronicle an accident scene or look for a missing person in a remote location.

But those eyes aren’t human.

Apples survive rainy start to the season


ACCORDING TO THE Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association, Vermont produces around 1 million bushels (40,000 pounds) of apples each year. Statewide, pick-your-own orchards sell about 200,000 bushels and grocery stores sell another 300,000. Of the more than 150 varieties grown in Vermont, the McIntosh is the most important, accounting for about half of the state’s entire crop. These apples grew in Addison County this year. Independent photo/Steve James

ADDISON COUNTY — Kent Ridge Orchards in Cornwall did not have its best apple season this year, but it could have been worse.

When Davydov broke her hip in the woods, local first responders offered aid and TLC


DIEUWKE DAVYDOV, A talented cellist, suffered a painful injury in the woods last month, but thanks to a crew of skilled first responders she received prompt medical care and is expected to return to the stage soon.

Editor’s note: Cornwall resident Dieuwke Davydov shared this piece with Independent readers.

On Sunday the 13th of October I had quite an adventure:

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