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Community helps find New Haven couple's dog


NEW HAVEN RESIDENT Ursula Olender welcomes home her dog Tela, who was on the loose for six days last month. Finding the dog was a community-wide effort, including friends, neighbors, fellow dog park users, and work colleagues of Olender and her husband, Jon. The couple also had some help from unusual sources — a dowser who does animal communication work and an unnamed Vermonter who had “insights” about Tela’s location. Paul Dahm, right, and his wife, Carolyn, finally discovered the dog near a swamp on Field Days Road. Photo by Jon Olender

NEW HAVEN — In late August, after their four-year-old English setter, Tela, bolted from a nearby hay field and sallied forth on six days of unknown adventures to undisclosed locations, Ursula and J

Bristol-area schools will continue to see enrollment decline


MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION High School is the youngest building in the Bristol-area school district, but it is also the one in the most need of repair.

BRISTOL — Even as it celebrates recent successes — well-received community engagement last fall, Essential Persons Child Care and Meals on the Bus this spring, a high school graduation ceremony for

Vergennes area to get new free meals program


BAR ANTIDOTE OWNER Ian Huizenga, with help from 3Squares Café owner Matt Birong and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, is spearheading a new free meals effort that will begin in the city area and could spread wider in Addison County. It will run through at least December and also employ a number of restaurant workers, all thanks to a state-administered federal grant. Independent file photos/Steve James

VERGENNES — A new effort set to begin on Sept. 14 will provide hundreds of free meals to residents in need in the Vergennes area — and possibly beyond at some point.

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