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Vermont House Bill Tackles Issues of Racial Bias

Amelia Pollard

April 26, 2017

Filed under Local

As one of the whitest states in the country, Vermont is attempting to adjust for racial bias after data has surfaced surrounding discrimination in traffic stops. The demand for legislative action has stemmed from a state-based...

Middlebury Foods in the Spotlight

Ellie Greenberg

April 20, 2017

Filed under Local

Tables are set up in a line, speed-dating style—only instead of dating, think farming. Around 30 Vermont growers (consisting of produce and livestock farmers, cheese makers and product makers of soup and energy bars) gathered...

HomeShare Vermont Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Amelia Pollard

April 20, 2017

Filed under Local

Last year, Geoff, a 24-year-old graduate of St. Michael’s College with a degree in Philosophy, was looking for affordable housing in Vermont. Del, an 89-year-old retired G.E. and I.B.M. employee, was seeking a housemate willing...

Vermont Senate Passes Shield Law Bill

James Finn

April 20, 2017

Filed under Local

A Vermont state senate committee voted unanimously on March 22 to pass a media “shield” bill. The bill will protect Vermont journalists from having to disclose sensitive information obtained in interviews in court cases, particularly...

Porter Hospital CEO Resigns Amidst Budget Crisis

Harry Cramer

March 23, 2016

Filed under Local, Showcase

On Friday, March 18, Lynn Boggs resigned from her position as CEO of Porter Hospital in Middlebury. After just eight months on the job, Boggs will be replaced by Fred Kniffin, whom the board of directors has chosen to serve as...

Middlebury Celebrates 8th Annual Chili Festival

Rebecca Walker

March 16, 2016

Filed under Local

On Saturday, March 12, the 8th annual Vermont Chili Festival was held  in downtown Middlebury.  From 1 to 4 p.m. the sun was shining and the street was filled with around six thousand Vermonters on the hunt for chili from top...

Toxic Chemical Enters Private Wells in North Bennington

Harry Cramer

March 16, 2016

Filed under Local

Last Wednesday, March 9, Governor Shumlin visited North Bennington to hold a town hall style meeting with residents and discuss the ongoing water contamination crisis. Shumlin announced that water in the Bennington area had been...

Stories Find New Life at Monroe St. Books

Wendy Walcoff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Local

You may have passed it by on your way to Burlington, or you might have turned the car and parked like we did. Monroe St. Books is an unabashed, yet not entirely flashy, used bookstore on Rt. 7 North, lined floor to ceiling with...

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