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Town Hall Theater hands reins to Lisa Mitchell


LISA MITCHELL, FO-FOUNDER of Middlebury UndergrounD, has been named the new general manager of Town Hall Theater. She takes over for Mark Bradley, who has decided to move on. Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — When Mark Bradley announced last month he’d be stepping down as top administrator of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, his board of directors didn’t have to look far for a replacement.

VA brings telemedicine to Bristol


COLLABORATING PARTNERS CUT the ribbon for a new “Virtual Living Room” at the American Legion in Bristol on Monday. From left are Ron LaRose, commander of American Legion Post 19; Shirley Bloomfield (NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association); Brett Rusch (White River Junction VA Healthcare System); Sarah Tyree (CoBank); Roger Nishi (Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom); Todd Garthaffner (Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom); Tina Kebalka (White River Junction VA Healthcare System); Pam Becker (Foundation for Rural Service). Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — For veterans in Addison County and beyond, healthcare through the Veterans Administration just got a little easier.

Vergennes ice rink gets a makeover


VERGENNES RECREATION COMMITTEE Chairman Tim Cook, left, VUES physical education teacher Robyn Newton, and retired VUES music teacher Steve Sawyer all played roles in making recent major improvements to the city’s skating rink happen, and help keep the rink up and running. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — A Friday afternoon celebration at the newly upgraded Vergennes skating rink and basketball court will applaud the joint effort by volunteers and the city’s recreation committee, council

MREMS seeks big jump in town money


DREW HAZELTON, CHAIRMAN of the Vermont EMS Advisory Committee, spoke at Monday’s legislative breakfast about some of the financial and staffing challenges facing rescue squads throughout the state. Middlebury Regional EMS is proposing a quadrupling of the per-capita contribution it receives annually from the 10 Addison County towns in its service area. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — Residents in 10 Addison County communities will be asked next month to dramatically increase their financial support of Middlebury Regional EMS, or MREMS, in order to keep that nonprof

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