MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students perform a short scene from “The Magic Flute” during a presentation at the school last week. Several students created the fantastical masks that students will wear in the Opera Company of Middlebury’s production that opens Thursday at Town Hall Theater. Below right, Town Hall Theater Executive Director Doug Anderson acts with a large monster mask/puppet. Independent photos/Trent Campbell
1 year 9 months ago

MIDDLEBURY — More than a half-dozen Mary Hogan Elementary School sixth-graders will magically transform into a variety of colorful, whimsical creatures as part of the Opera Company of Middlebury’s staging of the much-celebrated “The Magic Flute” at the Town Hall Theater this Thursday through Saturday.

It will indeed be a string of creative “firsts” for the children. The Magic Flute will mark their debuts in an opera. And it will be the first time they will have designed their own...


PRESIDENT PATTON PRESENTS the Citizen’s Award to State Rep. Betty Nuovo.
1 year 9 months ago

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service to State Rep. Betty A. Nuovo, D-Middlebury, and posthumously to David M. Sears, the Cornwall public servant and voice of Middlebury College athletic teams.

Middlebury honors local citizens for exemplary community service, volunteerism and engagement with community issues in a tradition that dates to the college’s bicentennial year in...


EAGLE FRESHMAN SILAS Burgess gets to the ball before Commodore freshman Jeffrey Stearns during Friday’s game in Bristol. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
1 year 9 months ago

BRISTOL — It’s not that often that a team outshot by 14-0 in a first half pulls out a victory.

But that is what the resilient Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer squad did at rival Mount Abraham on Friday, scoring twice in the second half on a penalty kick by junior Ben Kayhart and a direct kick by senior Max Ratti-Bicknell to stun the Eagles, 2-1.

Even in the second half, Mount Abe (2-6-1) held advantages over the Commodores in shots, 7-6, and corner kicks, 6-0, but could...


BINGHAM MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY School students Morgan Jenne, left, Jackson Jacobs, Shawn Woodhouse, Lachlan Sears, Aven Frankovic and Ronan Young work together last Thursday to identify valuable assets on a map of Cornwall for a community mapping project at the school last week. Below right, Jens Hilke, a conservation biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, checks in with Cornwall School students. Independent photos/Trent Campbell
1 year 9 months ago

CORNWALL — Being a kid is great, but it can also be a bummer.

Grown-ups are always telling you what to do.

“Do your homework.”

“Eat your Brussels sprouts.”

Yuck.

But children at the Bingham Memorial Elementary School in Cornwall this past Thursday got a chance to tell adults what to do — specifically as it relates to the future development of their town. The students participated in a state-sanctioned “community values mapping project” — the first school in...


FRED KNIFFIN
1 year 9 months ago

MIDDLEBURY — It was in March that Dr. Fred Kniffin agreed to assume what was then the unenviable hot seat as Porter Medical Center’s interim CEO. Porter employees and the greater community were up in arms about recent layoffs, financial problems, physician defections and the controversial tenure of Lynn Boggs, who had just resigned.

What a difference seven months can make.

Kniffin, during his brief stint as Porter’s top executive, has helped stop the proverbial bleeding at...


PRESIDENT PATTON PRESENTS the Citizen’s Award to State Rep. Betty Nuovo.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service...

EAGLE FRESHMAN SILAS Burgess gets to the ball before Commodore freshman Jeffrey Stearns during Friday’s game in Bristol. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
BRISTOL — It’s not that often that a team outshot by 14-0 in a first half pulls out a victory. But that is what the resilient Vergennes Union High...

BINGHAM MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY School students Morgan Jenne, left, Jackson Jacobs, Shawn Woodhouse, Lachlan Sears, Aven Frankovic and Ronan Young work together last Thursday to identify valuable assets on a map of Cornwall for a community mapping project at the school last week. Below right, Jens Hilke, a conservation biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, checks in with Cornwall School students. Independent photos/Trent Campbell
CORNWALL — Being a kid is great, but it can also be a bummer. Grown-ups are always telling you what to do. “Do your homework.” “Eat your Brussels...

FRED KNIFFIN
MIDDLEBURY — It was in March that Dr. Fred Kniffin agreed to assume what was then the unenviable hot seat as Porter Medical Center’s interim CEO....

A 1970 Chevy Chevelle owned by Josh Munson of Williston went home with the Best in Show trophy at the Better L8 Than Never car show held in Bristol Sept. 25. Photos courtesy of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.
BRISTOL — Classic car owners were in for a treat at the 12th annual Better L8 Than Never car show, held on Sept. 25 in Bristol. The event is co-...

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students perform a short scene from “The Magic Flute” during a presentation at the school last week. Several students created the fantastical masks that students will wear in the Opera Company of Middlebury’s production that opens Thursday at Town Hall Theater. Below right, Town Hall Theater Executive Director Doug Anderson acts with a large monster mask/puppet. Independent photos/Trent Campbell
MIDDLEBURY — More than a half-dozen Mary Hogan Elementary School sixth-graders will magically transform into a variety of colorful, whimsical creatures as part of the Opera Company of Middlebury’s staging of the much-celebrated “The Magic Flute” at the Town Hall Theater this Thursday through...
October 10, 2016

Letters - OPINION - Columns


  • PRESIDENT PATTON PRESENTS the Citizen’s Award to State Rep. Betty Nuovo.
    October 10, 2016
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service to State Rep. Betty A. Nuovo, D-Middlebury, and posthumously to David M. Sears, the Cornwall public servant and voice of Middlebury...

  • EAGLE FRESHMAN SILAS Burgess gets to the ball before Commodore freshman Jeffrey Stearns during Friday’s game in Bristol. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
    October 10, 2016
    BRISTOL — It’s not that often that a team outshot by 14-0 in a first half pulls out a victory.But that is what the resilient Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer squad did at rival Mount Abraham on Friday, scoring twice in the second half on a penalty kick by junior Ben...

  • FRED KNIFFIN
    October 10, 2016
    MIDDLEBURY — It was in March that Dr. Fred Kniffin agreed to assume what was then the unenviable hot seat as Porter Medical Center’s interim CEO. Porter employees and the greater community were up in arms about recent layoffs, financial problems, physician defections and the...

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  • PRESIDENT PATTON PRESENTS the Citizen’s Award to State Rep. Betty Nuovo.
    October 10, 2016
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service to State Rep. Betty A. Nuovo, D-Middlebury, and posthumously to David M. Sears, the Cornwall public servant and voice of Middlebury...

  • PRESIDENT PATTON PRESENTS the Citizen’s Award to State Rep. Betty Nuovo.
    October 10, 2016
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service to State Rep. Betty A. Nuovo, D-Middlebury, and posthumously to David M. Sears, the Cornwall public servant and voice of Middlebury...

Sports


  • PRESIDENT PATTON PRESENTS the Citizen’s Award to State Rep. Betty Nuovo.
    October 10, 2016
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service to State Rep. Betty A. Nuovo, D-Middlebury, and posthumously to David M. Sears, the Cornwall public servant and voice of Middlebury...

  • PRESIDENT PATTON PRESENTS the Citizen’s Award to State Rep. Betty Nuovo.
    October 10, 2016
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service to State Rep. Betty A. Nuovo, D-Middlebury, and posthumously to David M. Sears, the Cornwall public servant and voice of Middlebury...

  • EAGLE FRESHMAN SILAS Burgess gets to the ball before Commodore freshman Jeffrey Stearns during Friday’s game in Bristol. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
    October 10, 2016
    BRISTOL — It’s not that often that a team outshot by 14-0 in a first half pulls out a victory.But that is what the resilient Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer squad did at rival Mount Abraham on Friday, scoring twice in the second half on a penalty kick by junior Ben...

Photos of the Week

STUDENTS IN THE Vermont Teen Leadership Safety Program (VTLSP) club joined hundreds of volunteers in Addison County to support the United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 22.
DAHLIA HARRISON, WITH Town Hall Theater Executive Director Doug Anderson during rehearsal last week, wears one of the masks that she and her fellow Mary Hogan Elementary School sixth-graders created for the upcoming production of “The Magic Flute”
A SCULPTURE BY artist Peter Lundberg stands 30 feet tall on the grounds of the Shoreham Sculpture Garden. The piece was formed by pouring concrete into a shape dug into the ground.
BINGHAM MEMORIAL SCHOOL student Erin Sears points out features on a map of Cornwall that she and some classmates marked with the town’s most valuable assets during a community mapping project last week. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
CORNWALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS crown around a map of their hometown to identify important features that will be shared with town planners. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
PUMPKINS LINE A fence around an outbuilding on the grounds of Champlain Valley Orchards in Shoreham last Tuesday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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