Stories by Tom Benton:

Lake Carmi

Carmi water meeting boils over

FRANKLIN — A “TMDL Team Meeting Tonight” sign on the local billboard probably doesn’t suggest an explosive hour-and-a-half. But that’s exactly what Thursday evening’s meeting was, when residents and advocacy groups besieged Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (AAFM) … Read more

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Swanton art gallery

Art pops up in Swanton

  SWANTON — The Swanton Arts Council (SAC) has its first gallery. It’s a temporary gallery, what the SAC calls a “Pop-Up Pop-In,” located on First Street. Local realtor Shawn Cheney donated the space. The gallery is open two nights … Read more

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David Rosane Fairfield Meeting House

Meeting House to be more accessible

EAST FAIRFIELD — The Meeting House on the Green has received a $30,000 grant to renovate the front of the building, making the venue handicap-accessible. Right now, the entrance to the facility is cement stairs. The building’s caretakers said that … Read more

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Missisquoi dam removal

Dangerous dam meets its fate

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EAST HIGHGATE — State and local workers removed a mysterious “hole” in the Missisquoi River early this week, a hole that nearly killed two kayakers and dates back to a local scythe manufacturer. A Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) press … Read more

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Holy Trinity Church, Swanton

Holy Trinity turns 150

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SWANTON — Father Rob Spainhour used to be a history teacher. Wandering the Holy Trinity Church ahead of its 150th anniversary, Spainhour became one again. A former priest’s mother, Olive Barker Stone, pushed the Bishop at the time to re-establish … Read more

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Dan Rainville

Dan the hoof man

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HIGHGATE — Not too far off the beaten path, and not much farther up a rolling dirt road here, lives a man who plays an important role in your daily life — if you ever drink milk, eat cheese, enjoy … Read more

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Brian Curry

The Jig is up

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EAST FAIRFIELD — A quarter-century in, the Jig in the Valley — once just a local band playing out the back of a flatbed truck — drew its largest-ever crowd. Nance Shaw, one of the festival’s organizers, said the 25th … Read more

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Montgomery flood 1997

A flood of memories

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MONTGOMERY — Walk in to Pratt Hall Saturday and you’ll see what look like still shots from a disaster movie: cars sinking into the earth, trees and pavement uprooted and cracked, streets coated in rubble. As if to support that … Read more

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Jig in the Valley

25 years of the Jig in the Valley

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EAST FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield hills will come alive with the sound of music next Sunday. It’s coming from the 25th annual Jig in the Valley. Expect eight hours of music from noon ‘til dusk, by the likes of Brian … Read more

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Norm McAllister

The prosecution rests

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ST. ALBANS — After months of hearings, false starts, motions and money, Norm McAllister’s trial almost wrapped up in one day. Almost. The State rested just past 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The defense, led by Bob Katims, told the court … Read more

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