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Louis Varricchio

Previously: In 1991, the Vermont Legislature designated the garnet as the official state gemstone. The garnet was crowned king of Vermont’s gems under House Bill No. 678 submitted by State Reps. Michael Obuchowski and Sean Campbell. more

The Vermont Eagle

CHARLOTTE — An automobile driver died as the result of a collision on U.S. Route 7, in Charlotte, Nov. 3. The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. more

The Vermont Eagle

RACE TO THE FINISH — Vermont’s race for governor will pit pro-gun supporter Lt. Gov. Phil Scott (R) against anti-gun advocate Sue Minter (D) this November. Progressive David Zuckerman will take on Republican Randy Brock. more

The Vermont Eagle

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Louis Varricchio

Previously: In 1991, the Vermont Legislature designated the garnet as the official state gemstone. The garnet was crowned king of Vermont’s gems under House Bill No. 678 submitted by State Reps. Michael Obuchowski and Sean Campbell. more

The Vermont Eagle

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Vermont State Police in New Haven was notified of a juvenile swimmer at Button Bay State Park who was having trouble swimming in Lake Champlain. more

The Vermont Eagle

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Back in early 2013, when I began planning what I had thought would be a fun, cost-conscious automobile adventure trip from Vermont to Montana, the estimated travel price tag turned out to be a real shocker. more

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You’d be wrong if you think that we can run a competitive, 21st-century industrial nation like the USA entirely on alternative energy sources. Any superpower needs to produce and consume energy—lots of it, in the form of mixed sources of everything from oil and gas (Earth’s original biofuels) to solar and wind, among a few others. more

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The Eagle salutes Addison County volunteers Ann Keogh of Walhtam and Cynthia Gillen of Shoreham. more

The Sun

Ted E. Bear, a Vermont Teddy Bear character, made his annual appearance at the Teddy Bear Picnic for tots held in Holley Hall in downtown Bristol. When the sun shines, the event is typically held outdoors on the town green. more

Sports

The Eagle met up with William Brooks, executive director of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, at his museum office, at 1 Park St., in downtown Middlebury recently. Brooks has an undergraduate degree in American history and a master’s degree in folk art studies. more

The Sun

Monroe Street Books, located next to Paquette Storage on Route 7 in Middlebury, claims the title of being Vermont’s biggest bookstore—new or used. As a result, authors, students, and other book lovers, like to visit the store to browse or find out-of-print research books. You never know who you’re going to bump into in the store’s crowded aisles. more

The Sun

Last summer we reported on various efforts to slow down the solarization of Vermont’s agricultural and residential landscapes, notably in New Haven... more

Opinions

Few residents of Addison County have heard of the late Eva Grace Ward Goss, a long-time resident of Middlebury. more

The Sun

With a population of 2,326, just about everyone living in semi-rural West Rutland knows someone with a World War II veteran in their family tree. more

The Sun

Vermont Route 125 has been closed to through traffic at Bridge 5 as of July 14 . The road is scheduled to reopen at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 17. more

The Sun

In my mind, July 14, 2015 will be memorable not for the nuclear weapons agreement signed between the USA and Iran, but for the fact that the USA completed humanity’s initial remote reconnaissance of our solar system. more

Opinions

An enigmatic, handwritten letter from West Rutland—dated Aug. 18, 1944 and fieldposted by the U.S. Military somewhere in France—may have a connection to Middlebury College, according to Ken Heleba of West Rutland. more

The Sun

During the mid 1800s, the Italian upper classes hated the hero Giuseppe Garibaldi. The flamboyantly dressed, red-shirted warrior had helped unite parts of Italy and defeated the Papal States during the 1860s, a major chapter in Italy’s long and bloody Risorgimento (resurgence or unification). more

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Monument Farms Dairy will celebrate 85 years of local business on July 18. more

Sports

Despite late spring and early summer weeks of rain, construction work on Middlebury's new municipal office building is well underway. more

The Sun

When pop singer Kim Carnes' 1980s version of the song “Bette Davis Eyes” hit the top of the music charts, everyone was thinking about the late Hollywood actress’s mesmerizing baby blues. But now there appears to be a deeper, more ominous significance behind all eyes of blue. more

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  • The world's first nuclear power plant to produce electricity from the atom: Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, in the Great Basin Desert of Idaho. Photo taken July 2014.

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    At its recent meeting, the Middlebury Select Board authorized Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay to submit a grant application to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission's Transportation Advisory Committee.

  • Vermont Historical Society officials announced that Jim Douglas, the former four-term Republican governor of Vermont, has agreed to serve as the VHS’s part-time interim executive director while a national search is undertaken to replace Mark Hudson, who recently announced his departure.

  • Bristol's Ted E. Bear greets Dr. Nick Cannon, of Integrated Medicine in Middlebury, and the Cannon family’s new baby. The children's event is sponsored by the Bristol Recreation Department.

  • William Brooks, executive director of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History.

  • Dick Chodkowski of Monroe Street Books with a handful of the 100,000-plus volumes of used books at the Vermont shop. The bookseller said a recent large acquisition of Vermontiana is bringing in new customers.

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