Autumn adds a touch of drama to Lemon Fair Sculpture Park


'LIGHT RING' BY Bruce White (foreground) acts both as a work of art and a window onto its surroundings. In the middle distance John Clement’s “Hot Tamale” coils into itself, while Peter Lundberg’s 30-foot, 60,000-pound “Leap of Faith” seems to hold up the sky. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

SHOREHAM — Every July, when the Lemon Fair Sculpture Park in Shoreham opens for public use, the fine summer light seems to clarify every detail of the large-scale artwork gathered there.

48 years later, Lynne Schulze's sisters are still searching


ANNE SCHULZE, LEFT, and Janet Schulze Swain search through the Addison Independent archives for scraps of news about their sister, Lynne Schulze, a Middlebury College student who disappeared from town on Dec. 10, 1971. Almost 48 years later, investigators continue to seek answers into what happened to Schulze. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — The Schulze family puts together an annual calendar matching photos with the birthdates of the many members of the Connecticut-based clan.

New program allows people to afford their pets


PEGGY FISCHEL IS one of six volunteers who staff Homeward Bound’s new HUB program that offers supplemental food, parasite preventatives and medical-care subsidies for the pets of qualifying low-income families. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s humane society, has launched a new program that will help low-income residents having a tough time affording their beloved pets.

How can Vermont better support land stewards?


BRIAN KEMP, A member of the Payment for Ecosystem Services Working Group, said farmers should get paid for the work they do to help the ecosystem, but he doesn’t think taxpayers should be the source of payment. Independent file photo/Emma Cotton

WATERBURY — A group of farmers, agricultural organizations and state and federal regulators last week began developing a plan for paying Vermont farmers to implement conservation projects on their

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