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Students, boatbuilder help make museum exhibit possible

Vergennes-based boatbuilder Douglas Brooks and Hannaford Career Center instructor Jake Burnham helped Addison County students undertake a comprehensive documentation of vernacular Lake Champlain small watercaft.

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Gov. Shumlin officially opens maple sugar season

Gov. Peter Shumlin kicked off Vermont’s 2015 maple sugar season March 16, officially tapping a tree at Slopeside Syrup.

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Chili Fest lures thousands to Middlebury

The Seventh Annual Vermont Chili Festival was held March 14, a week later than last year’s festival.

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In search of the North Country’s Sasquatch

An update on Bigfoot sightings in Vermont and New York

Right now, a group of dedicated, amateur researchers are searching the northern woods of New York and Vermont for signs of a strange creature long thought to be extinct—known in folklore as Bigfoot or Sasquatch.

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Artifacts are state’s oldest tools

Jamaica State Park may be the oldest campground in Vermont—literally. It’s a campground that has been hosting native Vermonters for more than 6,000 years.

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State’s publishes new timber harvesting guidelines

For private landowners in Addison and Rutland counties wondering since 2013 about news about the State of Vermont’s plans for woodland harvesting guidelines, the wait is over.

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Mush! Addison man is arctic dog sledding expert

The snowy world of sled dogs will be explored in a program this month sponsored by the One World Library Project in Bristol. Addison resident Ed Blechner, who has been mushing dogs for forty years throughout the Northeast and Eastern Canada, will present “Dogsledding in Labrador” on Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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Missing skier found safe, uninjured near Pico Mountain

On Dec. 22, at approximately 6:43 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a call reporting an overdue skier. The skier was identified as Lyndon Mann of Royalton. It was not initially known by friends where Mann went skiing.

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An old-fashioned New England Christmas in miniature

You can enjoy an old-fashioned miniature Christmas village display at the historic town hall in Warren, N.H., just across the Vermont stateline.

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Christmas trees, gifts and egg nog toasts? Nah! December is for fishing trips

Angler John Fuller of J.D. Fuller Plumbing & Heating in Middlebury, proudly displays a trout he pulled out of chilly Lake Champlain recently.

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Fish trap expected to pay dividends for salmon fishery

A significant upgrade at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle is expected to pay dividends for the health of the salmon population in Lake Champlain.

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Ghosts of ski seasons past

Vermont has its own Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery” of ghost ski resorts.

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In search of Middlebury’s treasures

Addison County Treasures Series

The best things in life are not only free, but they are often right in front us—in our own backyards, so to speak. In the case of historic downtown Middlebury,

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Orwell residents prepare for the season

Members of the GFWC Orwell Fortnightly Club placed wreaths around the village of Orwell during the week.

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Lessons from the ski slope from sought-after instructor Chalky White

If you’ve ever been told that you cannot do something, but you refuse to give up on your dream, you have something in common with ski instructor and motivational speaker Chalky White. White is no stranger to Vermont skiers.

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