Conor Grant

Managing Editor


Bernie Sanders Considers 2016 Presidential Bid

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has indicated in recent interviews that he is considering a presidential bid in 2016. “We need candidates who are prepared to[…]

CCTA Services Resume After Strike

On Friday, April 4th, Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) buses resumed their regularly scheduled routes. This decision came after a tense, 18-day standoff between CCTA[…]

Vt. House Considers School District Overhaul

Vermont’s education may be in for an historical overhaul if legislation passed in Vermont’s house of representatives last month passes at the end of this[…]

Revisiting Middlebury’s Racial History

Alexander Twilight Hall is named for Alexander Twilight, the man who is known today as the first American black college graduate. But was he really the first black man at Middlebury?

Controversial Town Hall Proposal Passes

A hotly debated proposal to relocate the Middlebury Town Hall passed in a vote taken this Tuesday, March 4th. The decision comes after weeks of debate in the Middlebury community as to the relative merits and drawbacks of the proposal.

Large Fire Destroys Sugarbush Condominiums

A large fire destroyed the Mountainside condominium complex near Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt. on Feb. 17. The origin of the fire is still under[…]

Braving the Cold for the Big Catch

John Quelch, an ardent ice fisherman, invited me to join him on the pond last weekend after I called him to ask some questions about ice fishing.

Fatalities Shock Vermont Ski Community

Two weekends ago, twin fatalities rocked the Vermont ski community. The two deaths are the latest in a tragic series of winter sports-related fatalities that have occurred across Vermont this winter season, reminding winter sport enthusiasts across the state and the country of the inherent risk of snow sports.

Air Force Delays Final F-35 Decision Until Fall

The United States Air Force recently announced a postponement of plans to create a base for a number of F-35 fighter jets in Vermont. This[…]

Vermont to Open Dispensaries in Summer

This summer, Vermont’s 720 licensed medical marijuana users will be able to purchase their medical marijuana in state for the first time. Three dispensaries will[…]

Middlebury Resident Injured in Shooting

MIDDLEBURY ­­— Middlebury resident Bernard Kimball, 65, was shot outside of his Jackson Lane apartment last Saturday. Police report that the incident occurred at 1:12[…]

Vermont Gas Pipeline Brings Controversy

  On March 22, a number of Middlebury residents attended a public service board meeting to debate the construction of a proposed natural gas pipeline[…]

5th Annual Chili Festival Draws Large Crowd of Locals, Students and Chili Enthusiasts

  On Saturday, March 9, more than 5,000 chili enthusiasts from across the state and across the country flooded downtown Middlebury for the fifth annual[…]

National Debate Prompts Evaluation of Vermont Gun Laws

  Montpelier, Vt. — This past Saturday, more than 300 Vermonters gathered at the statehouse in Montpelier to protest recent attempts by Vermont legislators to[…]

Vermont Moves to Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

  Montpelier, Vt. – Last Thursday, the Vermont state Senate passed a bill by a margin of 22-8 to allow Vermont physicians to help terminally-ill[…]

$865 Million Project Revamps Northeast Kingdom

The landscape of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is about to experience a dramatic shift, and, remarkably, it has nothing to do with heavy snow. In addition[…]

Polls Spell Re-Election for Vermont Politicians

As millions of projection-hungry Americans eagerly gathered around their television and computer screens on election night to monitor the imminent electoral flood, Vermont became the[…]

Irish Company Buys Woodchuck Cider

Vermont Hard Cider, a Middlebury, Vt.-based beverage company, was recently sold to the Irish beverage company C&C Group for $305 million dollars. Vermont Hard Cider,[…]

New Passenger Rail Line Will Be Completed By 2017

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) recently unveiled plans to restore the passenger rail line along the state’s western corridor. This new rail system will[…]

Middlebury Resident Dies in Gunfight

George Demarais, 57-year-old Middlebury resident, engaged members of the Middlebury Police Department in a gunfight that lasted for nearly 45 minutes last Thursday, Oct. 4[…]

Vermont Yankee Faces an Uncertain Future

Plans to export low-level waste from Vermont to Texas came to fruition in early September 2012 with the first shipment of a 90-gallon drum of[…]

Marquis Employee Faces Embezzlement Charges

On Sept. 10, the Middlebury Police opened a criminal investigation into the alleged embezzlement of $20,000 from the Marquis Theater in downtown Middlebury. The owner[…]

Students Take On Spartan Adventure Race

On Sept. 22 and Sept. 23, participants of all ages lined up in Killington, Vt. to test their mettle in the Spartan Race, one of[…]

Vermonters Drop in on Local Brewery

Vermont is famous for the quality of its food products – Vermont cheddar cheese, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and the country’s finest maple syrup[…]

Wind Energy Debate Explodes Across Vermont

On Aug. 6, six demonstrators were arrested in Lowell, Vt. at the site of the Kingdom Community Wind Project. These six demonstrators, members of a[…]