Dupoise reflects on 100 years of memories


FRANCIS DUPOISE OF New Haven will celebrate his 100th birthday this coming Monday, July 13. Dupoise worked for 38 years at the former Polymers Inc. plant in Middlebury. He’s been an avid carpenter, square dancer and is a big fan of cars. Independent photo/Alexa Lapiner

NEW HAVEN — To speak with Francis Dupoise for any length of time is to get a history lesson — not only about Addison County, but about how to live a long, productive life.

MAUSD invests big bucks in high school renovations


CONSTRUCTION WORKERS SPENT a good part of May and June demolishing the downstairs varsity locker rooms at Mount Abraham Union High School, in preparation for a complete renovation. Upstairs, similar work was happening in the junior varsity locker rooms. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — With school buildings emptied out this spring because of the pandemic, Mount Abraham Unified School District officials have taken the opportunity to jump-start some long-planned renovatio

Abdulaziz offers his view on police response


BASHIRU ABDULAZIZ RECENTLY shared his concerns about being the focus of a June 22 police investigation in Middlebury. The Brandon resident believes the color of his skin might have played a role in how the case was reported and investigated. Photo courtesy of Bashiru Abdulaziz

BRANDON — A Black man who was ordered by Middlebury police to “raise his hands” after an erroneous report that he had been detaining a woman at gunpoint off Mary Hogan Drive is now talking about th

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