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Sheldon lands $29k National Endowment grant


BATHERS AT LAKE Dunmore, c. 1910, is just one of the archived photos being added to the Sheldon Museum’s digital archive project. A new CARES grant from the NEH will help the Sheldon continue with their digital archive despite economic pressures caused by the coronavirus and Middlebury’s rail and bridge project. Photo/ Henry Sheldon Museum Collection

MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES grant in the amount of $29,362 for the project, “Archives Alive: Buildi

Farm that rescued abused animals in Brandon struggling financially


THE GUTEL FAMILY owns and operates the Kinder Way Sanctuary in Benson. From left, daughter Sara, 15, mom Erika, son Noah, 3 (hiding his face), dad Mark, and son Mason, 12. The family has been struggling financially since taking in most of the animals seized from a Kimball Road farm in Brandon in January. Independent photo/Lee J. Kahrs

BENSON/BRANDON — It’s been exactly five months since police seized more than 400 animals at a farm on Kimball Road in Brandon. So, what happened to them? 

Musicians choose between online adaptation and quiet creation


MEMBERS OF THE trio Pete’s Posse, Pete Sutherland strumming a banjo and Oliver Scanlon bowing a violin, have become much more active on social media since live gigs dried up with the arrival of coronavirus. Other bands have also shifted their performance venues.

In all the ways that COVID-19 has halted life, musicians have had the especially challenging task of reaching audiences in a world in which people can no longer gather in person to enjoy and suppor

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