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Mt. Abe takes interdisciplinary approach to ecology


MONKTON EIGHTH-GRADER ANNA BELLE Hunt, left, and her Starksboro classmate Makayla Emmons carefully handle a monarch butterfly that was discovered during a field trip to the Bristol Peace Garden last week. Their class at Mount Abraham Union Middle School is taking an interdisciplinary approach to learning about monarchs and other threatened species. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — When one of a pair of monarch butterflies escaped captivity and flew off toward a corner garden at Mount Abraham Union High School last week, Jocelyn Foran’s eighth-grade ecology students

Cost up for new city salt shed; building delayed


VERGENNES WILL USE a $267,000 state grant, along with $80,000 of city money, to build a new structure to replace this salt shed behind the city’s East Street recycling center. The new shed, which will prevent the elements from washing salt into nearby Otter Creek, won’t be built for three or four years. Independent file photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — Vergennes will get a new salt and sand shed, largely courtesy of a $267,000 Agency of Transportation grant the city received in the spring, but it will cost a little more than expected

Author of 'The Dirty Life' to speak in Middlebury


IN THE BOOK “Good Husbandry,” Kristin Kimball sketches out the first five years on a farm in Essex, N.Y., after she and her family moved there from New York City. She will read from the book in Middlebury next month. Photo by Deborah Feingold

MIDDLEBURY — Organic farmer and writer Kristin Kimball will read from and discuss her new memoir, “Good Husbandry,” on Wednesday, Oct.

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