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Vintage Cars Tractors and Collectables
By Mike Cameron
    Larry and Louise Johnson of Charlotte have enjoyed collecting ever since they can remember.
    In some small barns on their property we recently looked over some of the most well preserved and maintained John Deer tractors that can be found anywhere in the area.  Five of these beauties are for sale, more about that later.  Larry Johnson explained each machine, started some and parked them outside.  Even a non-mechanic can appreciate the purr of a smooth running, well cared for machine.  The tractors were spotless and a timeless tribute to their manufacturer and the operators who used them and cared for them over the years.
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Firefighters Respond To Barn Fire
By Mike Cameron
   Salisbury firefighters prepare to extinguish the last remnants of a barn fire at The Nop Brothers & Sons cattle barn a short distance from the main dairy operation on Route 7, south of Middlebury on Tuesday, August 19th. Firefighters saved the large free-stall barn and 350 milking cows were safely moved from the barn to a nearby pasture. Firefighters from six area towns battled the blaze in gusty winds.  [ more ]

Vergennes Day 2008
By Cookie Steponaitis
Some pictures from Vergennes Day 2008  [ more ]

Around And About In Addison County-Cornwall
By M. Stuart Parks
    On November 3, 1761 Cornwall was chartered as a New Hampshire Grant. Its area is twenty-eight and three quarters square miles and it is 374 feet above sea level.
The origin of the name is not certain.  Some of the grantees lived in Litchfield County Connecticut where there is a Cornwall and there is a Cornwall in England.  Also, King George the Third's father had been the Duke of Cornwall.  At some point in its early history the town had been called Stockwell Corners.  Joshua Stockwell was one of the first store-keepers in town.  
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