Isaac Baker

Local Editor


Why Not Ban Yik Yak?

From time to time, the editorial board simply cannot come to a consensus around an issue — banning anonymous posting on forums like Yik Yak[…]

Weybridge to Host Spring Feast

On Sunday, May 12, Weybridge House will host its spring feast on the lawn at 28 Weybridge Street starting at 5 p.m. Having chosen a[…]

Efficiency Vermont Pushes Energy Challenge

As homeowners in the area consider their energy bills, the questions of what fuel to use, whether or not it will be renewable and how[…]

Doyle Polls Vermonters on Major Issues

  For the last 41 years, Vermont state senator Bill Doyle (R) has distributed a survey to Vermonters asking them about some of the most[…]

Vermont Group Pushes for GMO Labeling

  On Thursday, Feb. 28, a group of 50 gathered at the American Legion in Middlebury, Vt. to connect with the Vermont Right to Know[…]

Connecting with Community: HOPE

Coming up this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 24, a local poverty-fighting organization called HOPE will host the fundraiser “Ski and Ride for HOPE” at the[…]

Wind Debate Divides Vermont

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, during the second week of the 2013 legislative session, state senators Robert Hartwell (D) and Joseph Benning (R) introduced a bill[…]

Three Accused in Local Meth Bust

On Wednesday, Nov. 21 two residents of Hancock, Vt., Steven Arnold and Michael Wood, appeared in court to respond to the allegations of manufacturing and[…]

Otter Creek Brewery Wins Big at International Fair

Otter Creek Brewing Co. of Middlebury has made a name for itself within the nearby community and beyond. Recently they took home four medals (gold,[…]

Sandy Dusts Vermont, Ravages the Coast

Despite the bleak forecast and closures throughout Vermont prior to Sandy, the state experienced only minor flooding and high winds in the aftermath of the[…]

Students Help Farm Prepare for Sandy

On Saturday, Oct. 27, a group of students travelled to Evening Song Farm south of Rutland in Cuttingsville, Vt. to help with the last of[…]

Sparks Fly in Vermont’s Final Gubernatorial Debate

On Thursday, Oct. 18, the Vermont gubernatorial race heated up during the WPTZ-televised crossfire between democratic incumbent Peter Shumlin and republican challenger Randy Brock, which[…]

Chicken and Beer

Before his verse on that Justin Beiber song “Baby,” Ludacris laid down one of the hottest and most forgotten records of 2003, called simply, “Chicken-n-Beer.”[…]

MALT Makes Progress with New Director

On Sept. 17, the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) hired a new executive director, Carl Robinson, to oversee all of the current and future projects[…]

Van Jones inspires at VNRC 50th Anniversary

Last Saturday, Sept. 22, students rode north to Shelburne Farms to mingle with some of the state’s and the nation’s strongest environmental voices — including[…]

Reality TV Comes to Local Dealership

After releasing films like The Hunger Games and The Expendables 2 this summer, the Lionsgate production company has recently started filming an eight episode series[…]