Field Days plowed through COVID

THE MIDWAY WAS bright and the crowds were plentiful at the Addison County Fair and Field Days last month, as seen in this photo from the top of the Ferris wheel. The annual fair recorded a turnout of 40,000 visitors. Photo by Brittany Nevins

NEW HAVEN — After a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Addison County Fair and Field Days returned in full force last month.

RNESU welcomes 57 new employees

FRONT (FROM LEFT): Susan Hennessey, Technology Integration Coach; Renee Kittler, Pre-K teacher and Academic Interventionist; Joanie Wisdhal, MTSS Coach; Emme O’Rourke, Speech/Language Pathologist; back row; Max Burnham, Technology Integration Coach; and Susannah White, Equity Engagement Coach. Missing from picture: William Bearor, bus driver; Aimee Duplissis, Speech/Language Pathology Assistant; Charles Hughes, bus driver; and James Kalb, Data Literacy Coach.

BRANDON — Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union this fall introduced 57 new employees who are working throughout the district in all capacities.

Live music moves indoors

SCOTT COOK WILL perform for the Ripton Community Coffee House on Oct. 2. Photo by Steven Teeuwsen

Summer COVID-style has been — shall we say it? — almost bearable. Masks have gotten cuter and more comfortable, vaccinations are widely available and six feet feels just fine.

Middlebury Acting Co. presents 'Outside Mullingar'

'OUTSIDE MULLINGAR' RUNS Sept. 23-26, at 7:30 p.m., under the tent at the Swift House Inn in Middlebury. In order to provide a safe and secure experience, Middlebury Acting Company is requiring all patrons to show proof of vaccination and to be masked while under the tent. Tickets are available at 802-388-1436 or at

After a wonderful production of “Constellations” under the tent at the Swift House Inn, Middlebury Acting Company returns with its second selection of the season with Irish American playwright, Joh


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