VERMONT — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) has announced the launch of a statewide bus locator tool, called the Transit App. The service shows the actual bus location on any transit route operating within Vermont and can be downloaded for free.
“We are excited to bring this level of information to our bus riders,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn. “We remain committed to improving our public transit system, and this service was identified as a priority by our riders and transit providers.”
The Transit App can be downloaded on iPhones and Androids, and then used to search any...
MIDDLEBURY — The Congregational Church of Middlebury will host Vermont Interfaith Power and Light’s annual conference on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Titled “Envisioning & Acting for the World We Want,” the conference will feature keynote speakers Rev. Jim Antal, denominational leader and climate activist, and Professor Molly Anderson, Food Studies Professor at Middlebury College.
The conference will include workshops on Green New Deal advocacy, sustainable food systems, Vermont’s new water legislation, advocacy for effective climate legislation and “Heart Change” for Climate Action. A catered...
MIDDLEBURY — Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Jan Bark has joined the company’s Middlebury office as a sales associate.
Bark knows all about re-locating to Vermont. She did it in 1997 and she says it was the best move she ever made and that Addison County is the best spot in the state in which to live. She has been a Realtor since 2004. In addition to selling real estate, she is an avid tennis player, competent skier and has hiked, biked and kayaked a lot of Vermont terrain.
Bark has served on the Board of the Addison County Humane Society, assisted in...
VERGENNES/MIDDLEBURY — Every fall seniors at Vergennes Union High School host a fundraising walk to collect funds to benefit a cause that is important to class members.
The VUHS class of 2020 has chosen to walk for WomenSafe next Wednesday, Oct. 16.
WomenSafe is a nonprofit that works to serve people across the gender spectrum who experience sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Commodore seniors are fundraising to help support the work that WomenSafe provides for Addison County by educating and providing a safe place and housing in the community.
They will walk...
A TREE SHOWS off its colors at the Breadloaf campus in Ripton.
Independent file photo/Trent Campbell
Ripton/Lincoln Tour — 1 Hour:
From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7, then east on Route 125, passing the Waybury Inn. Travel up the mountain, turn left at the Ripton Country Store and follow this road north to Lincoln (take your time, part of this stretch is a dirt road). Lincoln Road turns into Ripton Road. When you get to River Road in Lincoln Village, turn left and head west out of Lincoln down the mountain to Route 17. Travel Route 17 west through the quaint village of Bristol (where you may like to stop for lunch at a variety of dining establishments) and on to Route 7. Turn left on...
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This month, we present General Writing responses.
I. Sure, it’s gorgeous here —
I have plenty of nature’s glory
in these winding mountain roads,
but they make me citysick,
GRANVILLE — The Corner School Resource Center of Granville has recently been awarded both a Vermont State Tax Credit and a grant from the Walter Cerf Community Fund. These awards will help the organization, known as the CSRC, continue its renovation of Granville’s historic one-room schoolhouse and create a vibrant community space.
On Oct. 2, CSRC board members Ron Millard and Diane Eramo, accompanied by Granville Selectman Bruce Hyde and part-time resident Christine Millard, attended the tax credit ceremony presided over by Gov. Phil Scott. The competitive program promotes the revitalization...
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Conservation Commission, town road foreman and town tree warden are hosting a state-provided training session on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ferrisburgh Town Center, for volunteers willing to participate in the town’s upcoming Roadside Ash Inventory.
After the training, small teams will be assigned to specific town roads to identify ash trees. Teams will conduct the inventory on their own schedule using smartphones or a limited number of iPads loaned by the state. The goal is to identify all ash trees along town roads so they can then be...
CORNWALL’S VOLUNTEER FIRE Department will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m.-noon at their Route 30 station.
Independent photo/John S. McCright
CORNWALL — The Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department invites townspeople to an open house on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the fire station located at 1952 Route 30.
Folks can learn more about what Cornwall’s first responders do and how the department works, whether just curious, looking for a fun thing to do with kids, or interested in how one can contribute to the work of the department. A medical helicopter will land for a visit, too.
The CVFD is always in need of people interested in learning more about treating injuries and fighting fires, but there is a job for everyone in the...
LINCOLN - The 5th- and 6th-grade students at LCS recently participated in a protest about climate change. Here’s what students Zavier Barnes and Wiley Hanf wrote about their experience: “When we got to school on Friday we watched a video on Greta Thunberg. We started a protest with posters at school for climate change. At first, we did a silent protest in which we walked around the school, then at recess, we went to the road and got very vocal, one guy praised us and another lady stopped and cheered us on, then at the end of the day when parents were picking kids up we did another protest....