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Builders set timetable for intense rail tunnel construction in Middlebury


The cranes are in place and workers are getting ready to take down the Main Street bridge in downtown Middlebury and begin a 10-week effort to install a new train tunnel. Independent photo/John S. McCright

MIDDLEBURY — More than five years in the making, the new downtown Middlebury rail tunnel will take shape during a comparatively brief 10-week period that will begin Monday, July 13.

Kids take COVID precautions and have fun


SILAS AUDY, LEFT, and Simon Kruse practice their footwork during a long-awaited Addison United Soccer Club practice this past Thursday in Monkton. The soccer club is offering the program for free this season so that participants won’t feel compelled to attend if they feel sick. Independent photo/Alexa Lapiner

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County youth are seeing a different look at their camps and sports this summer.

Dupoise reflects on 100 years of memories


FRANCIS DUPOISE OF New Haven will celebrate his 100th birthday this coming Monday, July 13. Dupoise worked for 38 years at the former Polymers Inc. plant in Middlebury. He’s been an avid carpenter, square dancer and is a big fan of cars. Independent photo/Alexa Lapiner

NEW HAVEN — To speak with Francis Dupoise for any length of time is to get a history lesson — not only about Addison County, but about how to live a long, productive life.

MAUSD invests big bucks in high school renovations


CONSTRUCTION WORKERS SPENT a good part of May and June demolishing the downstairs varsity locker rooms at Mount Abraham Union High School, in preparation for a complete renovation. Upstairs, similar work was happening in the junior varsity locker rooms. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — With school buildings emptied out this spring because of the pandemic, Mount Abraham Unified School District officials have taken the opportunity to jump-start some long-planned renovatio

An inclusive camp goes online this summer


FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Hannah Gallivan of Bristol is thrilled to see her friends at Zeno Mountain Camp, even if she had to do it through a computer screen. Photo courtesy of Krista Siringo

LINCOLN — This past March, as the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools, businesses and institutions, Zeno Mountain Farm, a Lincoln nonprofit organization that promotes “radical inclusivity” for p

Bristol librarian retires after 30 years


AFTER 30 YEARS as director of Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, Nancy Wilson retired on June 30. She is most proud, she said, of the renovations and expansions that took place on her watch. In her retirement, she plans to ... catch up on some reading. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — About 33 minutes into the Independent’s delightful conversation with Nancy Wilson at the Lawrence Memorial Library last month, she was called away.

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