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Scarlet color highlights county's apple harvest

ADDISON COUNTY - Midway through the 2017 harvest, Addison County apple growers are expecting a good to average season with one area orchardist calling it a "bumper crop." This year's crop has been blessed and hampered with early rains and some spots of hail. Temperatures in the 80s and 90s the pas

ADDISON INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

School district consolidations are taking shape

Regional school districts that have consolidated under Act 46 are starting to get it together. The various consolidations approved by voters at and around town meeting take effect July 1, 2018, but interim boards have begun working on the transition, reviewing policies and preparing to send voters t

RUTLAND HERALD - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Observatory offers open house Sept. 22 and Oct. 6

MIDDLEBURY - Fall is often a good time for stargazing because of the cool nights and the earth pointing in a direction that lends itself to viewing galaxies outside our own. Those wishing to enjoy celestial night views with the help of a professional sky watcher will get several chances this fall.

ADDISON INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Well-known Vermont farmer killed in accident

BRANDON, Vt. (WCAX) A pillar in Vermont's farming community was killed on the job. James Foster, 47, died Thursday in Brandon helping out on a farm. Foster is part of the Foster Brothers Farm family in Middlebury, owns Vermont Natural Ag Products and was president of the Addison County Farm and Fiel

WCAX - 2017-09-22 19:58:00

Climate opportunity: Initiative seeks creative innovations in new economy

MIDDLEBURY - How does a community position itself to reap the benefits of the new climate economy? That was the core question about 75-100 Middlebury-area residents grappled with Monday afternoon and evening at the kick-off of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative - a series of communit

ADDISON INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Rotary Club to hold first fall festival on Sept. 24

MIDDLEBURY - The Rotary Club of Middlebury will hold their inaugural Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2-6 p.m. This first-time event will be held under the tents behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts at the college. The proceeds will benefit local non-profits and will feature music by the H

ADDISON INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Pollitt and Hobson to discuss the power of feminism in the age of Trump

MIDDLEBURY - Some read Hillary Clinton's defeat in 2016 as a sign that feminism is weaker than ever. Others say that feminism has turned out to be an extremely powerful political force, from moving millions of people around the world to participate in Women's Marches last January to pushing the Dem

ADDISON INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Bad weather affecting food pantries

A bad year for farmers means there's not a lot of local grocery options at an affordable price in the state. "When it's a bad year for farmers... not only is it bad year for their markets, for their stores, for their consumers, but it's also a bad year for us," said Lily Bradburn, the local access

WCAX - 2017-09-20 14:44:00

BLOG: Leave the drones and dogs at home

Despite multiple postings and advisories to Adirondack Balloon Festival spectators many ignored the warnings bringing their dogs and drones in tow to the kickoff launch at Crandall Park. As balloons started to inflate one alert crew member noticed a drone in the distance and immediately stopped unti

POST-STAR - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Retired teacher helps promote National Teach Ag Day

National Teach Ag Day is being held today to promote education and innovation in the agricultural field. Events and programs are being held nationwide which recognize efforts to recruit agriculture teachers, and encourage those who already teach the various skills in what has become a widely divers

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

Cougars, Timberwolves tie 2-2

PLATTSBURGH - The Clinton Community College women's soccer team battled with SUNY Adirondack to a 2-2 draw Wednesday. Ellen Thew and Vanessa Garrow both tallied a goal for the Cougars. Hannah Gould led the SUNY Adirondack attack with two goals. For Clinton, Maggie Chauvin racked up 12 saves, while K

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-09-21 14:34:00

Middlebury motel fire likely caused by electrical problems

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) Firefighters believe an electrical issue sparked the fire that destroyed a Middlebury motel. The Blue Spruce Motel on Route 7 burned to the ground back in July. First responders told WCAX it started in the attic. Thursday fire investigators said that electrical work had not be

WCAX - 2017-09-21 19:35:00

Art Walk's last hurrah of the season is tonight (Thursday, Sept. 21)

Rocky Richardson performs during the Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk. (Photo provided) SARANAC LAKE - Tonight is the last chance to catch this season's Third Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 pm. Explore the art galleries, stop in the shops, grab a bite to eat or drink and enjoy an evening in


A peaceful climb to Owl Head Lookout

A view of Hurricane Mountain from Owl Head Lookout (Photo provided - Diane Chase) I haven't hiked Owl Head Lookout, just outside of Elizabethtown, for many years. Recently I've felt the need to become reacquainted with some of my old favorites and introduce them to some visiting friends. We always


Women's College Scholarship Club 2017 winners

SARANAC LAKE - Four Saranac Lake High School graduates are each receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the Women's College Scholarship Club; two Continuing Education students are each receiving $1,000. The club has also donated $100 to the Saranac Lake Free Library, for a total contribution of $6,100


Warren County changes occupancy tax procedures as receipts slow

QUEENSBURY - The process to get promotional funding through Warren County's occupancy tax fund has been streamlined as the committee that oversees the money has chosen to prioritize eight events or organizations and confirm their funding for next year months earlier than usual. The awards for the fo

POST-STAR - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

Balloon Festival forecast: 'Absolutely perfect'

GLENS FALLS - After three weeks of advising maritime clients about this hurricane and that hurricane, Jeremy Davis of Weather Routing Inc. was more than happy to give good news to his friends and neighbors. "It actually looks absolutely perfect," Davis said Tuesday when asked about the weather for t

POST-STAR - 2017-09-20 18:45:00

National Theatre's 'Peter Pan' flies to Middlebury this Sunday

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie's much-loved tale "Peter Pan" comes to Middlebury's Town Hall Theater this Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is

ADDISON INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

BLOG: Airport/restaurant parking during festival

It would seem that this weekend, with the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival bringing tens of thousands of people to Warren County Airport, will be a busy one at The Aviator restaurant on the property. With so many people on the grounds, the restaurant will undoubtedly see a spike in visitors. Howev

POST-STAR - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Middlebury Police Log: Police assist Middlebury Regional EMS with patient

MIDDLEBURY - Middlebury police assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a patient with self-inflicted (non-life threatening) knife wounds in the Washington Street area on Sept. 16. In other action last week, Middlebury police: Responded to a family argument at a Main Street residence on Sept. 11. W

ADDISON INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00