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MUMS students craft messages of hope for cancer patients


HOLLY WHITNEY, LEFT, and Keenan Chicoine are among a group of Middlebury Union Middle School students who are decorating cards for cancer patients statewide. It’s part of the American Cancer Society’s “Daffodil Days” fundraising program. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — It was a quick and fun assignment for Barbara Colette’s 7th-grade class at Middlebury Union Middle School last Wednesday: String together some heartfelt words, and perhaps an uplifting

Kittredge, Farrar fill key city vacancies


MORGAN KITTREDGE, LEFT, take over as Vergennes city clerk from longtime clerk Joan Devine on Feb. 28. At the same time administrative assistant Abbie Farrar, right, will assume Devine’s treasurer duties. With the recent hire of Daniel Hofman as city manager, the city’s office staff is being changed dramatically. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — The recent hire of Morgan Kittredge as the new Vergennes City Clerk and promotion of Abbie Farrar from administrative assistant to city treasurer, both effective with the Feb.

VUHS seniors lobby for Vermont youth council


VERGENNES UNION HIGH School seniors Adelaide Brooks (second from left) and Alder Donovan Cook stand with State Reps. Diane Lanpher (left) and Matt Birong outside a committee room in the Vermont Statehouse this past Thursday morning. Brooks and Donovan Cook testified before the committee on a bill that would create a Vermont State Youth Council.

Editor’s note: The writer, Alder Donovan Cook, is a senior at Vergennes Union High School and a student representative on the Addison Northwest School District Board.

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