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Middlebury Police Log: Police find man dead on Case Street

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police last Tuesday responded to a report of a body located in a vehicle on Case Street. Authorities received the report at a few minutes past 7 a.m. on Jan. 24. Police began investigating and identified the deceased as Joel Merrill, 45, of Proctor. Police said...

Five Below opening first Vermont store on Friday

BERLIN, Vt. — Vermont's first Five Below store will open in Berlin on Friday. The brand, known for offering value items at prices ranging from $1-$5, will open its first retail store in Vermont at 282 Berlin Mall Road on Feb. 3. Five Below is a popular chain that...

Man arrested in Barre on Federal arrest warrant

BARRE — A 35-year-old man was arrested on a federal warrant in Barre yesterday. Police say they located a person known to them to have a federal warrant for their arrest on Keith Avenue at around 2:10 p.m. This arrest warrant stemmed from a joint narcotics investigation conducted by...

Vermont State Police investigating after gun shots were fired at a home

MONKTON, Vt. — Vermont State Police responded to a report of gunshots fired into a home on Vaughn Court in the Town of Monkton. It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. When troopers got there, they met with people inside the home. No one had injuries. Troopers canvassed the area and interviewed several witnesses. Evidence collected at the scene indicated approximately five shots were fired at the residence from outside.

Warming shelters open up across Vermont as temperatures drop

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - With dangerous windchills in the forecast for our region, the state is reminding folks of warming and overnight shelters available for those who may need them. In Barre, the Good Samaritan Church on North Seminary Street has flexible hours. In Burlington, there is the Miller Center...

Stay Warm this Winter in Montpelier and Barre

The City of Montpelier and the City of Barre have the following resources available to the community in anticipation of the dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills are expected in our area. Warming Shelters in Montpelier:. Another Way, 125 Barre St., open 8:00am – 5:00pm, phone: (802) 229-0920. Kellogg-Hubbard...

State of Vermont Superior Court Probate Division Chittenden Unit Docket No.: 22-PR-07208

To the creditors of: Jonathan Fisher, late of Charlotte,, Vermont. I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the date of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period.
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Consider a ‘blind date’ with a book

If you’d like to fall in love with a new book, Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury is running a benefit event this month called Blind Date with a Book. We’re glad you’re interested in this valuable content! Please understand that in order for us to be able to fund reporters covering local news, we need your help! For full access to this story and all online content, please log in or subscribe to the Addison Independent.
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Vergennes Police Log for Feb. 2

VERGENNES — Between Jan. 23 and 29 Vergennes police conducted 19 traffic stops. City police have said they ticket drivers in about half of such stops, and they issue warnings in the other half ending. In other action during those seven days, Vergennes police conducted six patrols, five by...

Many Ideas for Country Club Road Site

More than 50 people with many suggestions turned out for the first of three public discussions of the initial “sketches” prepared by White + Burke Real Estate Advisors, a consultant hired by the city of Montpelier, for the former Elks Club property purchased by the city. The Saturday, Jan. 28 morning meeting was held on site, against the backdrop of several dozen high-school Nordic skiers racing on a course set around the former golf course.

Man arrested for disorderly conduct after crash in Montpelier

MONTPELIER — A 23-year-old man from Woodbury was arrested following an incident in Montpelier back in January. Authorities say they were notified of an altercation at a park and ride lot on Dog River Road on January 17. Police say one of the involved parties sideswiped the other party’s...

Super Senior: Howard Kelton

HANCOCK, Vt. (WCAX) - The Middlebury Snowbowl is like no other ski area in Vermont. Opening in the 1930s, it’s owned and operated by Middlebury College. From the ski lift, it’s forest as far as the eye can see. “It’s a great view here because there are no condo roofs,” said Howard Kelton, who doesn’t just know the history of the ski area, he’s lived it.
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Regaining home-court advantage:Harwood gym facelift has a few weeks left

Harwood Union basketball teams likely won’t be getting their home court back before March 7. That’s when officials aim to see contractors finish up a floor replacement after a sprinkler head broke and flooded the school’s gym in September. “We’re hoping at the latest to have the...

2 charged with stealing purse from elderly woman in Waterbury

WATERBURY — Two people were cited for a theft that took place in Waterbury. On January 25, authorities say they were notified that Nancy Potter, 83, of Waterbury, had her purse stolen from a shopping cart immediately following her loading groceries into her vehicle at around 9:00 a.m. Surveillance...
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Farming group eyes collaboration

Faced with managing changes in best practices, business competition and climate change — not to mention the daily challenges of raising crops and animals — growers and ranchers who gathered at the Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition annual meeting in Middlebury on Tuesday stressed that they need to work together.