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Orwell Town Hall could be demolished to make way for school addition


THE ORWELL TOWN Hall, right, could be demolished to make way for a cafeteria/gym addition to the adjacent Orwell Village School. That project is part of a $60 million capital improvement bond for the SVUUSD that includes major upgrades to Fair Haven Union High School and a new middle school in Fair Haven. Independent file photo/John S. McCright

ORWELL — Residents of the six towns in the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) will vote as soon as this coming spring on a massive, $60 million capital improvements bond issue that

County's rifle season sees record numbers


HEIDI VINCENT SHOWS off the impressive eight-point rack on this 169-pound deer she shot in Starksboro. County weigh stations saw a record number of deer during the recently completed rifle hunting season.

ADDISON COUNTY — The 2019 deer rifle season in Addison County finished Sunday as the most successful for local hunters since 2005, when Vermont wildlife officials banned shooting spikehorn bucks du

VSP rules Upper Notch Road killings were murder-suicide


VERMONT STATE POLICE Capt. Scott Dunlap, head of the Major Crimes Unit, at the New Haven state police barracks on Tuesday updates the press on the investigation into the Bristol murder-suicide. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — An investigation by Vermont State Police has determined that the recent deaths of a Bristol couple were the result of a murder-suicide.

Calendar by local artist celebrates Vergennes


ERIN DAIGLE PAINTED the Black Sheep Bistro and 11 other of her favorite businesses in Vergennes during her free time this past summer and fall. She is turning them into a calendar.

VERGENNES — This past summer Erin Daigle painted oil paintings, plein-air, of 12 Vergennes businesses, and the paintings are being put together in a 2020 calendar called “Vibrant Vergennes.” The pa

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