Wow! This year’s fall foliage contest, once again, brought out many of the area’s most talented local photographers. Crisp colors, breathtaking and dramatic views and well-composed shots flooded the pool of contenders, making it truly difficult to award just three prizes.
The second night featured two debates at Peoples Academy between candidates for the Lamoille-Washington and Lamoille-2 House district. For the Lamoille-Washington district, which includes Morristown, Elmore, Worcester, Woodbury and part of Stowe, four candidates are vying for two seats: Saudia LaMont, D-Morristown; Nichole Loati, R-Morristown; Ben Olsen, R-Morristown; and Avram Patt, D-Worcester. After a short intermission, the second Oct. 13 debate featured four candidates running for two seats in the Lamoille-2 district, which serves the towns of Belvidere, Hyde Park, Johnson and Wolcott. The Lamoille-2 candidates are Richard Bailey, R-Hyde Park; Kate Donnally, D-Hyde Park; Dan Noyes, D-Wolcott; and Malcolm “Mac” Teale, R-Hyde Park.
The Stowe Reporter and News & Citizen held a series of debates two nights among candidates in local House races. The first night was a single-seat contest held at Stowe High School. Democrat Scott Weathers faced off against Jed Lipsky, an independent.
Be-Longing for Justice and Johnson’s Racial Justice & Social Equity committee held a Pride celebration Sept. 8, featuring a LGBTQ+ storytime with Jae Basiliere, the chief diversity officer at Northern Vermont University, and more. The free event celebrated LGBTQ+ communities in Vermont.