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Project Dictionary helps Rutland-area schools

Third graders at Barstow Memorial School in Chittenden joined teacher Jennifer Buzzellto display their new dictionaries donated by Rutland South Rotary Club through Project Dictionary. more »

Nov 28, 2013 6:00 AM The Sun


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Vermont's new entomologist is ‘skeeter expert

Florida used to get a bad rap from residents and tourists alike for its clouds of biting mosquitos, until officials aggressively tackled the problem through a statewide spraying program starting in the 1970s. Now, it’s Vermont’s turn... more »

Feb 28, 2013 9:49 AM Sports

Annual 'Vermont Chili Festival' will sizzle in Middlebury’s downtown streets March 9

'The Better Middlebury Partnership is thrilled to announce the 5th Annual Vermont Chili Festival taking place on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Named one of the Top 10 Winter Events for the past four years by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the event includes street jugglers, face painting, entertainment for kids, live music, a beverage tent, and award-winning chili, located on the streets of historic downtown Middlebury. more »

Feb 27, 2013 2:49 PM Sports


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Police say Monkton horse barn fire looks suspicious

On Feb. 24, at approximately 3 a.m., the Monkton Fire Department responded to a fire at 271 White Ridge Ln. in Monkton. The fire was reported when a Monkton resident observed an "orange glow" in the area of White Ridge Lane. more »

Feb 25, 2013 9:26 AM The Sun


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Vermont crews to help hurricane cleanup in New York, New Jersey

As Green Mountain Power crews restore service to the last Vermonters left without power by the remnants of Superstorm Sandy Nov. 1, the company is making plans to send GMP employees to help bring the power back on in devastated areas in the Northeast. more »

Nov 1, 2012 10:52 AM The Sun

Vermont Farmers Food Center opens Nov. 3

The Vermont Farmers Food Center, a nonprofit creation of the Vermont Farmers' Market, located on 251 West St., in Rutland, will open its doors at 10 a.m., Nov. 3. more »

Oct 23, 2012 9:10 AM The Sun



Folk legend Peter Yarrow comes to the Little City

The Vergennes Opera House will host an intimate performance by folk legend and Grammy Award-winning artist Peter Yarrow on Friday Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Yarrow is a legend in the folk world as a member of the celebrated trio Peter, Paul and Mary. His solo performances connect the present and the past in perfect harmony, taking his audiences on a magical journey that is not to be missed. more »

Oct 8, 2012 7:16 AM The Sun

Middlebury cider maker helps pick apples for families in need

For the third straight year 20 employees from the Vermont Hard Cider Company, makers of Woodchuck® Hard Cider, visited Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, to participate in the “Pick For Your Neighbor” program. more »

Sep 24, 2012 7:41 AM The Sun

Police cite teen for hosting underage party

On Aug. 22, the Vermont State Police issued a report regarding an underage drinking party on Tamarack Lane in Rutland Town. The VSP has issued an update of the earlier report regarding the incident which occured Aug. 21. more »

Aug 29, 2012 9:52 AM The Sun


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Most Vermont incumbents running for reelection

Ballotpedia, an online almanac about state politics, released its analysis of Vermont’s 2012 state legislative competitive index. The index analyzes which states have the most and least competitive electoral environments. more »

Jul 12, 2012 9:34 AM The Sun

Middlebury's Sheldon Museum appoints new director

The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History announces the appointment of William F. Brooks, Jr. as executive director. The appointment was made in June. more »

Jul 11, 2012 8:57 AM The Sun


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En garde! French Heritage Day in Vergennes, July 14

French Heritage Day returns to Vergennes on Saturday, July 14. The event is hosted by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, with the support of dozens of individual and business sponsors. more »

Jul 5, 2012 10:19 AM Sports



Civil War-theme cruise planned on Lake Champlain

On Tuesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Sheldon will host a Civil War-themed cruise which will discuss several famous Vermonters serving in the U.S. Navy during the war. more »

Jul 5, 2012 9:09 AM The Sun


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GMP nearly completes restoration of 12,000 customer outages

After a strong storm ripped through Vermont late afternoon of Independence Day, Green Mountain Power linecrews worked through the night to restore power to the 12,000 customers affected by the storm. more »

Jul 5, 2012 8:37 AM The Sun

Records broken at Vermont Sun Triathlon

The season opener for the Vermont Sun Triathlon series, the Vermont Sun Triathlon, saw the top five men all crack a 1:02:00 finish time for the first time since 1995. more »

Jun 27, 2012 4:27 PM Sports


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The Boys are back in town

The Castleton Summer Concert series at Castleton State College will showcase the Starline Rhythm Boys on Tuesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. more »

Jun 26, 2012 11:06 AM The Sun

McMullen to run for Vermont Attorney General

Having filed the necessary papers before the deadline, Jack McMullen announced today that he will run in the November 2012 election for Vermont Attorney General. As he is running unopposed in the Republican primary, he will face the winner of the Democratic primary between William Sorrell and T. J. Donovan. more »

Jun 25, 2012 8:32 AM The Sun

Addison student recognized for land stewardship

Peter Smith, an Addison student, has been honored by the Vermont Land Trust for his exceptional commitment to land stewardship in agriculture. The award was presented to Peter by Alex Wylie of the Vermont Land Trust on Monday, June 11 on the Smith’s family farm. more »

Jun 19, 2012 1:46 PM The Sun

Addison County HOPE awarded seat with Benchmarks for a Better Vermont Performance Institute

HOPE of Addison County was one of 17 organizations from around the state awarded a place in the Institute.selected to participate in the Benchmarks for a Better Vermont Performance Institute, a grant-funded organizational development program. more »

Jun 19, 2012 1:28 PM The Sun

PHS art teacher receives Skidmore art fellowship

 Poultney High School art teacher Melissa Kristiansen will be attending the Skidmore College Art Fellows Program in July. more »

Jun 19, 2012 10:26 AM The Sun

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