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Vermont lotto player wins $366M Powerball Jackpot

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — One lucky Vermonter has made lotto history after becoming the state's first Powerball Jackpot winner. The winning ticket carried with it a whopping $366.7 million jackpot. Vermont Lottery officials confirmed that the winning Powerball ticket was sold earlier this week at the Middlebury Short Stop, which...
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Sheriff declines to step down after his arrest

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington to two felony sexual assault charges, following a months-long investigation into allegations of abuse reported by a woman with whom he was in a relationship. While Newton’s conditions of release preclude...

Middlebury Store Sells Winning $366.7 Million Lottery Ticket

For the first time ever, a Vermont store has sold a winning Powerball jackpot lottery ticket — and it's a big one, too, worth $366.7 million. The winning numbers (8, 40, 49, 58, 63 and a Powerball of 14) in the national game were drawn Wednesday night and matched a ticket sold this week at the Middlebury Short Stop convenience store, which is one of 26 in the Jolley chain.

Vermont Flannel Has a New Operator

An Indiana man with his own line of made-in-America clothing is the new operator of Vermont Flannel. Vermont Flannel’s founders, Mark and Linda Baker, are stepping down as leaders of the 31-year-old company. Joe Van Deman, who recently started a company called USA Brands, said he's now the primary decision maker for Vermont Flannel, which makes soft cotton clothes and sells them at five stores in the Green Mountain State.
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‘The House’ provides a home far away from home

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents Annette and Tim Franklin challenge the maxim that there is no place like home. Their non-profit, called “The House,” provides a homey space for Middlebury College’s international students and students from other underrepresented communities. Angela Izi, a Middlebury student from Rwanda, has...

VT woman located after photo recognized on News10

ALBANY, N.Y. (News10)-A missing Vermont woman is reunited with her family thanks to some quick thinking sleep center techs who just happened to recognize her from a photo on a News10 newscast. At St Peter’s Sleep Center in Albany, you’d expect people to be sleeping. But, rarely ever in the lobby. Sleep Tech, Davia Zarrillo […]
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Israel and Harry Provencher celebration of life

ADDISON — The family of Israel L. Provencher and Harry E. Provencher invite you to join us for services remembering our loved ones by sharing our memories together on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Please join us for their burial and memorial services. Burial will take place at 10 a.m.,...

Pomfret ski area to announce name change this summer

POMFRET, Vt. (WCAX) - A name change is coming to a popular local ski mountain in the Upper Valley, and while not everyone is on board, the decision is being celebrated by mental health advocates. Suicide Six in Pomfret has a rich history, including being home to one of the...
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Northlands Job Corps on the upswing

When Kentucky firm Education & Training Resources took over Northlands Job Corps in 2018, the once high-performing vocational training center overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor had slid to the bottom of the DOL’s rankings of the 117 such centers nationwide. We’re glad you’re interested in this valuable...
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Mount Abe grad lured back to the Green Mountains

Thomas Dickerson just might be at the frontline of a trend reversing the all-too-familiar trend of young people growing up in Vermont then leaving for greener pastures elsewhere. We’re glad you’re interested in this valuable content! Please understand that in order for us to be able to fund reporters covering...
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Singers come together in weekly ‘Choral Lab’

If you’ve been to downtown Bristol on a Wednesday night recently, you may have noticed a crowd at Minifactory on Main Street. Upwards of 30 singers gather there weekly to join in community and song, led by singer, composer, lyricist and musician Moira Smiley. Smiley spoke recently about what...
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Teen advocates for inclusivity in wilderness

BRISTOL — Hannah Gallivan, a rising junior at Mount Abraham Union High School, has spent the past year working to update the Green Mountain Emergency Toolkit and make the disaster preparedness guide more inclusive for individuals with service animals. Her efforts are part of a yearlong program she’s doing with the Disability EmpowHER Network, a New York-based organization that empowers girls and young women with disabilities from around the country through mentorship and learning opportunities.
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Ilsley Library makeover gains some momentum

A team working on major upgrades to Middlebury’s Ilsley Library continues to meet, gather information and root out potential funding sources in hopes of potentially presenting the community with a bond request in Nov. 2024. We’re glad you’re interested in this valuable content! Please understand that in order for...
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Salisbury Summer Performance Series returns for 42nd year

The Salisbury Congregational Church announces the 42nd season of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series, which will open with the first of four concerts by the faculty ensembles of Point Counterpoint Music Camp on July 1. Varying by camp session in terms of music directors and participants, these ensembles give the...