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BRISTOL — Scott Remick, 46, of Bristol on July 8 pleaded innocent in U.S. District Court in Burlington to one count of possession of child pornography. Remick was released on conditions the next day after U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle denied the U.S. attorney’s effort to hold him in jail until a July 26 hearing. According to court records and proceedings, on June 16 an informant identified a security vulnerability in a computer that belonged to Remick. The informant was described as a private software developer and security analyst who is part of a group of individuals involved in...
FERRISBURGH — After a six-year absence, Ferrisburgh Day will make what organizers are calling a timely return on Sept. 26. The day — which will include open houses at Ferrisburgh’s museums, town buildings and many businesses, plus food, music and more — should give residents a good opportunity to connect as the town and state continue to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our hopes are to host a great post-pandemic celebration of all things Ferrisburgh,” said co-organizer Jean Richardson in an email. “Such as our many skilled artists and craftspeople, wonderful children in our...
BRISTOL — Lawrence Memorial Library, now reopened to the public, has a number of summer programs and activities planned for the coming months. The programs, which are for kids and families, range from story hours to library camp. Story times for all ages on are being offered every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Equipped with ukulele and drums, participants will gather with friends by the library garden for stories, songs, and activities. Weather depending, story time will be outdoors near the library garden or in the Children’s Room. Lawrence’s summer reading program includes a raffle for all ages....
LINCOLN — There are a lot of fun things happening at the library this summer. Crafty Wednesdays will take place on July 21 and 28 from 2-5 p.m. Crafters will make a lino-cut stamp and/or a booklet to stamp into. This will be a lightly supervised craft session tailored to any age between 3 and 99. Please call the library at 453-2665 to schedule a session. Don’t forget about the summer reading program. Check out a book, write a quick review of it and be entered into the drawing. They also have all 25 Golden Dome books for students to stop by and check out. Keep track of your reading with the...

GIRL SCOUTS GOLD AWARD MILITARY RIBBON
BRANDON — Vermont National Guard Specialist Christina Wiles of Brandon, 21, will receive the new Gold Award Military Ribbon released by Girl Scouts of the USA. This ribbon was designed to honor Gold Award Girl Scouts — Wiles is one of those Scouts — participating in military-affiliated programs, as well as alums pursuing careers in the military. Gold Award Girl Scouts may proudly wear this ribbon on uniforms issued by their military-affiliated program or institution. The collectible ribbon recognizes Wiles’s achievements as a member of the military. She became a Gold Award Girl Scout in 2018...

THIS ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING shows the exterior of the proposed pavilion that Vergennes officials hope can be built in the city’s recreation area off East Street. It would cover tennis, basketball and pickle ball courts in the summer; a rebuilt skating rink in the winter; and could offer space for concerts and outdoor classes.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Kathy Rossier has laid out to the city council an ambitious — but hopeful — list of recreation priorities for the city. Rossier told the council that the committee’s dozen members voted on the issue, and tops on their list were: •  Focusing on the “Vergennes Connector Trail” between New Haven and Monkton roads. •  Getting a detailed site inspection performed on the city pool, including its underlying structure, to determine how best to proceed on maintaining it in the long run — or even possibly looking toward replacing it. • ...

DAVID J. PROVOST
MIDDLEBURY — The National Bank of Middlebury has announced that David J. Provost has been appointed to its board of directors. Provost is the executive vice president of finance and administration at Middlebury College and plays a strategic role in the overall management of the college. His primary responsibilities include planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities, as well as accounting, finance, student financial services, forecasting and strategic planning, and investments/debt/treasury. He has a long background in finance, previously serving as...

HAVING DONNED HIS safety glasses, Bob Horne cuts the next piece of wood he will use as he builds a barn with white pine and maple trees he logged and milled on his own property. Independent photo/William Haig
MIDDLEBURY — We sometimes associate people’s golden years with the relaxed life. Book clubs. Matinée showings of Judi Dench movies. Stamp collections. Middlebury resident Bob Horne, 75, has a different idea. He is building a barn next to his home on Halladay Road, using wood from his own backyard to make the barn’s foundations. “I think it… brings some vitality to older age,” Horne said about his project. Built plank-by-plank by the septuagenarian, the homemade barn is meant primarily for storage. “I had three sheds over here; three junky sheds,” Horne said. “I wanted to clean up this mess,...

FRANÇOIS CLEMMONS, 76, feels too many younger people are deprived of role models because they don’t reach out to elders like himself. Independent photo/Hannah Laga Abram
ADDISON COUNTY— When Christopher Shaw was in his twenties, he had a wizened, old, long-distance sailor for a friend. A relentless chain smoker of Camel cigarettes, this man was one of a few elders in Shaw’s life at the time, and Shaw remembers his wily stories and rollicking songs. He loved listening to the older people in his life. “I hung onto their words,” Shaw said of the elders in his life. “I always looked up to them and wanted their wisdom.” To Shaw, these women and men were the “living embodiment of a past you couldn’t access in another way,” he said. They were good instructors, even...
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