Hops are climbing in Starksboro

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY HOPS in Starksboro is the largest hops operation east of Michigan. Co- founders Peter Briggs, left, and Julian Post, center, along with their new sales and marketing lead Max Licker, dream not only of reintroducing this beer-brewing ingredient back into the state, but also of a Vermont beer with 100% Vermont ingredients. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

STARKSBORO — Treasure awaits the brewers and beer enthusiasts who will be heading out to Champlain Valley Hops Saturday afternoon for the “Drive Thru Exbeerience,” but it won’t be immediately visib

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


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