Staying cool on a hot day

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As temperatures rose and combined with high humidity to bring the heat index to around 100 degrees on Friday, some residents found a way to stay cool. Rick Chandler, of West Pawlet, joined a number of others swimming in the Mettowee River. Chandler said he’d been trying to land a back flip off of a rope swing for three days and was finally able to do so—just before his rope got caught in the tree.

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