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Guest Viewpoint: Trouble on the school board

During my 52 years as an educator I have watched the educational system of our nation getting worse and worse. This is not only visible at the public school level, from kindergarten through high school, but also in higher education.

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Farming in Vermont: Plowing the old-fashioned way

Understory Farm in Sudbury, Vt.

First-season farmer Gregory Witscher didn’t let a holiday get in the way of field work.

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Guest Viewpoint: Changing the status quo in Vermont

Last month I became executive director of an organization which I believe is positioned to affect measurable, positive change. Since its founding just a two years ago, Campaign for Vermont has grown from an idea into a productive, effective organization.

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VUHS selects Boys-Girls State delegates

The Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will be sponsoring four VUHS delegates to the Green Mountain Boys’ State held June 15-20 on the campus of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont: Dana Ambrose, Erik Eisenhower, Liam Hayes, and Lucas Paquin.

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On stage: “Hair” revival in Rutland

Hair down to There!

The Paramount Theatre presents the national Broadway tour of HAIR, the rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation, on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.

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Brandon fossils show Vermont’s Florida-like past

Journeying back in time 20 million years ago, a local time traveler would see a strangely altered landscape of rugged mountains clad in trees unfamiliar in today’s northern New England woods—such as magnolia, live oak, palms, and towering dawn redwood, the “living fossil” ancestor of the sequoias.

Truck driver cited in Ferrisburgh

Vermont State Police troopers were called to U.S. Route 7 in Ferrisburgh for a report of a tractor trailer being operated erratically.

Teen cited for DUI, DLS

Vermont State Police troopers reported that they responded to a residence on Monkton Road in Ferrisburgh for a report that Jenna Rao, 19, of Addison had driven there and was intoxicated.

AAA Northern New England Spring Break Poll: Increase In travel

Spring break travel is continuing a comeback locally, with nearly two-thirds of Northern New England residents planning to take at least one spring vacation this year, according to the AAA Northern New England Spring Break Travel Poll.

Goshen burglary under investigation

Vermont State Police officers at the New Haven Barracks are investigating a burglary of a residence located on the Goshen-Ripton Road in

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Route 22A accident results in injuries

On April 17, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Vermont State Police troopers from the New Haven Barracks and officers of the Addison County Sheriffs Department, along with Shoreham Fire Department and Middlebury Rescue, were called to assist with a two-vehicle collision that occurred at the Doolittle Road at the intersection of Vermont Route 22A in Shoreham.

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Maplefields tops $75,000 goal for children’s hospital

For the fourth year in a row, Maplefields raised money to support regional children’s hospitals.

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Concert to benefit Middlebury Methodist Church

Vermont musicians Patti Casey and Pete Sutherland are coming together on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2-4 p.m., for a benefit concert at the Methodist Church in Middlebury. All proceeds will go to Hospice Volunteer Services and Wellspring Hospice Singers.

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Middlebury residents to revote on town hall plan

Middlebury voters will return to the ballot box on Tuesday, May 13, for a revote on the Town Meeting vote over a new town hall next to the Ilsley Public Library and a recreation facility on Creek Road.