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Vergennes affordable housing complex takes shape


WORKERS ARE BEGINNING to frame in the third story of the affordable housing project under construction on Armory Lane in Vergennes. The 24-unit building, to be completed by late summer, will offer apartments to people with earnings both above and below the county’s median income. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — Construction of the affordable-housing project on Armory Lane in Vergennes is going strong, and the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) next month will start accepting applications fo

Businesses prep for new composting law


DAVID MERRILL, DIRECTOR of dining services at EastView, says the 120-resident retirement community in Middlebury generates a significant amount of food waste every year. Kitchen buckets such as this one are the first stop for kitchen scraps. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

ADDISON COUNTY — On July 1, 2020, everyone in Vermont will be required to keep their food scraps out of the trash.

Top 10 stories of 2019


WE RAN THIS front page on November 7, 2019, after both Addison and Ferrisburgh voted to reject the ANWSD's school closure proposals.

ADDISON COUNTY — A lot can happen in a year. Each January we sit down to discuss the stories we have covered over the last 52 weeks to decide which had the biggest impact on our community.

Teens have big ideas for local tiny houses


LINCOLN RESIDENT MARY Simons recently led a group of journalism students on a nationwide tour of tiny home villages, a source of affordable housing that they hope Addison County communities will embrace. Here is one of four tiny house models that have been placed in downtown Middlebury businesses as part of a scavenger hunt aimed at getting people to a Jan. 29 screening of videos from the students’ tiny homes tour. Photo courtesy of Mary Simons

MIDDLEBURY — Mary Simons is a journalism educator, but she wants her young charges to do more than simply write a narrative.

Recent Mount Abe grads tout their local roots


MT. ABE GRADUATES Lane Fisher, left, Cora Funke and Martha Bruhl shared their experiences with travel and community support at a talk hosted by the One World Library Project at Lawrence Memorial Library on Thursday. Independent photo/Emma Pope McCright

BRISTOL — Although they’ve taken different paths since high school, three recent graduates of Mount Abraham Union High School agree that the place where they all got their start has profoundly affe

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