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Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Read more

Guest Columnists

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NORTH COUNTRY | Former businessman turned author Mark Barie has been designated as a 2019 Hoffer Award Finalist. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | Benjamin Hall might have wanted to quit while he was ahead. Born in Elizabethtown, he watched the growing storm clouds at the onset of the American Civil War, and when fighting broke out in 1861, he was among the first in line to serve. Read more

The Sun

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CROWN POINT | Coot Hill, just over 1,000 feet above sea level, has a stony summit frosted with a stubble of blueberries and juniper. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | A group of Middlebury College faculty members across a range of academic disciplines has received more than $150,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation to install a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster on campus. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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TICONDEROGA | Mark Barie had written several important, tightly documented, history books when he decided to delve into historical fiction. The experience, he said, was liberating. Read more

The Sun

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MILTON | Civil War U.S. Army Gen. George Stannard lived in Milton, Vt. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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GOSHEN | The location of Vermont Civil War veteran Willard Birchard’s final resting place is not clear, but experts know he lies in an unmarked grave somewhere within the boundaries of Goshen’s tiny historic community cemetery. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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GOSHEN | Willard Birchard, sergeant in Company F, Fifth Vermont Infantry, died in 1907 in Goshen with only a $15 gold pocket watch to his name. He was a four-year veteran of the Civil War. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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TICONDEROGA | Abraham Lincoln was a simple man, a humble log splitter with a self-deprecating wit and homespun tastes whose mettle was formed when he was tossed into the cauldron of the Civil War. Read more

The Sun

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SALISBURY |  Vermont historian Bill Powers has spent decades researching the people and events of the Rutland-Middlebury area. Read more

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RUTLAND | A planned sculpture in downtown Rutland will honor 20 of Rutland’s heroic African-American Civil War veterans. Read more

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VERGENNES | An unidentified Civil War-era woman, possibly Mrs. Amanda Stearns posed in the Vergennes studio of photographer J. H. Stearns. Read more

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VERGENNES | A 1910 photograph of the old Vergennes Arsenal. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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LEWIS | The Veteran’s Memorial park in Lewis is nearing construction’s end. Read more

The Sun

I must have missed the influx of Southern Rebels who moved to the Adirondacks, but there’s no mistaking the displays of “Stars & Bars” flying from porch roofs and pick-up trucks. Read more

Letters to the Editor

There seems to a deliberate lapse in logic on the part of Publisher Dan Alexander in his opinion piece, “Misguided Efforts.” Read more

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In a free society, there will always be those who go against the grain of conventional thinking and those who encourage them. Read more

Guest Columnists

MIDDLEBURY – Several Addison County towns are included on the Vermont in the Civil War Heritage Trail. Read more

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This 1864 photograph taken by George Houghton shows members of the 4th Vermont Regiment Band during the Civil War. Read more

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