Rev. Bill stepping down from Brandon church

THE REV. BILL Bartholomew came to the Brandon Congregational Church as an interim pastor seven years ago but the match worked so well that he became settled pastor. He will step down at the end of the month. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn

BRANDON — Partly because October is Clergy Appreciation Month and partly because The Rev. William L. Bartholomew officially steps down from his duties on Oct.

What Horizon's exit means for Vt. farmers

JOE AND KATHLEEN Hescock run Elysian Fields, an organic dairy farm in Shoreham. “We’re at the point where if we don’t ship milk, it’s pretty hard to stay in business,” Joe Hescock said. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

SHOREHAM — In 2017, Horizon Organic recognized Joe and Kathleen Hescock with an honorable mention for a national award praising their commitment to farming and their involvement in their community.

Monkton celebrates its new municipal building

MONKTON OFFICIALS ENJOYED showing off the new town office, library and community room this past Saturday, Oct. 2, during the building’s grand opening. Pictured from left are building committee members Peter Straube and Heather Bessette, Town Clerk Sharon Gomez, Selectboard Chair Stephen Pilcher and building committee member Deb Rickner. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

MONKTON — Monkton Town Clerk Sharon Gomez has been working in the new town office building for about three months now, and she loves it.

Otterside Condos get a fresh new look

RAY PAPANDREA PLANS how he’s going to bend an aluminum sheet, which he’s using on the rare surfaces of the condominiums which aren’t getting covered in vinyl. Independent photo/John Vaaler

MIDDLEBURY— A billow of smoke shot out from the exhaust of a giant boom lift as the platform elevated Orwell contractor Ray Papandrea toward a window at Otterside Condominiums in Middlebury during


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