Federal hemp rules delayed

VERMONT AGENCY OF Agriculture hemp program chief Timothy Schmalz, left, Vermont Hemp Company CEO Joel Bedard and local farmer Sam Berthiaume stand in a field of hemp being grown in Middlebury by Berthiaume and his cousin Joel Pomainville in 2017.
 Independent file photo/Trent Campbell

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal hemp regulations that were scheduled to go into effect at the end of this month have been delayed for a year, according to the office of Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

Prepping for post-election protest

IN A VIDEO accompanying this story Sarah Stott of Bristol provides a simple, step-by-step primer on making phone calls in the run up to this election. Watch the video at the link at the bottom of this page.

ADDISON COUNTY — Political activists, both locally and nationally, are preparing for the worst-case outcome on Election Day — an election that’s too close to call that evening and a rule-defying pr

Former city manager claims council seat

VERGENNES COUNCILORS AND Board of Civil Authority members Jill Murray-Killon, left, Lowell Bertrand and Ian Huizenga count ballots for David Small after Tuesday voting in the city’s special council election. Small lost to former City Manager Mel Hawley, 427-379. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — Former longtime Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley defeated former city alderman David Small in Tuesday’s runoff election, 427-379, or 53%-47%, for a council seat that carries a term tha

Middlebury selectboard gets schooled on racism

MIDDLEBURY BUSINESS OWNER Matthew Delia-Lobo was one of three members of the group IDEAL (Invest, Divest, Educate, Abolish, Liberate) who gave the Middlebury selectboard a presentation on the history of systematic racism and its continuing impact today. Independent photo/John S. McCright

MIDDLEBURY — The members of the Middlebury selectboard asked for a tutorial on white supremacy and the root causes of racism.


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