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Pandemic migration fuels Vermont real estate market

Pandemic migration fuels Vermont real estate market

By Jack Summersby

September 17, 2020

Vermont real estate has perked up as people flee crowded cities and states with higher Covid-19 rates, but some agents are doubtful of lasting benefits.

Phase Two start date pushed to Thursday, Sept. 17

Happy Valley Orchards, a popular fall spot, is one of the places students will have access to in Phase 2.

By Riley Board

September 15, 2020

The next period in the college’s “phased approach” to a safe reopening will be pushed back to Thursday, Sept. 17, two days after it was originally planned to begin. Phase Two allows for greater freedoms, including leaving campus for other locations in Addison County and relaxing physical d...

Businesses report quarantine violations as first round of students return

Middlebury's Main Street for MiddView Orientation last year.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes

August 20, 2020

Several local business owners reported seeing whom they suspected were college students wandering town and attempting to patronize their shops as Middlebury College welcomed its first crop of students back to campus on Aug. 18. Such actions are in direct violation of Middlebury’s pre-arrival quarantine orders that require students to tr...

We must protect the town of Middlebury

We must protect the town of Middlebury

By HENRY GANEY

August 17, 2020

We all know this semester will be different from previous ones in almost every way imaginable —  online classes, mandatory face masks, constraints on the size of social gatherings and limited, if any, access to the town of Middlebury itself. Even the ways in which we are preparing for this semester are completely ne...

College presents reopening plan at town selectboard meeting

Members of the Middlebury Selectboard hold their July 28 meeting.

By HENRY GANEY

July 30, 2020

College administrators and health officials met with the Middlebury Town Selectboard on July 28 to share the college’s reopening plan with the community. Residents shared their biggest concerns about the reopening of campus, including the return of students in August, Middlebury’s testing cap...

Three Vermont state colleges face uncertain futures

NVU-Lyndon, in Lyndonville, Vt., is one of three public Vermont colleges that Chancellor of the Vermont State College System (VSCS), Jeb Spaulding, planned on closing following an April 17th announcement. The VSCS has since withdrawn this plan, however the fate of these colleges remains unclear.

By JACK SUMMERSBY

April 30, 2020

Increased financial stress has put the future of three public Vermont colleges in question.

With lack of storage and low demand, dairy farms resort to milk dumping

Monument Farms, based in Weybridge, is one of the hundreds of Vermont dairy producers impacted by the economic realities of the Covid-19 outbreak. Demand fluctuation and a lack of infrastructure has given the industry no option but to dump its milk.

By ANNA WOOD

April 30, 2020

The state’s already struggling dairy industry has been destroying its sitting supply of milk in a reluctant response to Covid-19 economic realities.

Middlebury alumnus starts fundraiser for local business

The Old Stone Mill, one of five recipients of a GoFundMe fundraiser organized by Nicholas Milazzo ‘18.5. Milazzo’s focussed his efforts on the Old Stone Mill, Royal Oak Coffee, Fire and Ice, Costello’s Market and Magic Wok based on his own research to assess the vulnerability of restaurants and markets across town.

By BECCA AMEN

April 30, 2020

Currently, the alumnus, Nicholas Milazzo '18.5, plans to allocate the money raised among five locally owned businesses.

Vermont Department of Corrections reduces prison population in response to Covid-19 outbreak; first inmate tests positive

Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield is one of six Department of Corrections facilities in Vermont. In response to the outbreak of Covid-19, the DOC has been under pressure by social organizations to reduce the state prison population.

By MAREN WALSH

April 9, 2020

An inmate at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton tested positive for the virus, the DOC announced Wednesday morning. He's the first inmate in the Vermont prison system to test positive.

Food retailers continue on amidst Covid-19 health risks

The Middlebury Foods Co-op on Washington Street is one of a handful of Middlebury food retailers that has continued to keep its doors open during the State-wide outbreak of Covid-19. Many area supermarkets have serviced customers in equal or higher-quantities than normal in the last month.

By CHARLOTTE CRUTCHLOW

April 9, 2020

"Each one of my associates is a hero and they battle an invisible enemy each and every day," said Hannaford Store Manager Tom Seigle.

Nonprofits house homeless in Middlebury hotels; dining service delivers meals

As Vermont heightens social distancing advisories, local nonprofits have moved many of Addison County housing-insecure from shelters into hotels and motels, including the Middlebury Inn on Court Square.

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

April 9, 2020

The ubiquitous pressure to stay home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus begs the question: what if you don’t have a home to stay in? 

The community relies on organizations like Open Door Clinic and Charter House. How has Covid-19 affected their practices?

Due to the increasing risks of the Covid-19 outbreak across Addison County, the Charter House Coalition transitioned all its residents from their North Pleasant Street house to local motel facilities. This is one example of organizations in Addison County having to alter their practices in order to continue providing their community-dependent services.

By MICHAEL FRANK

April 2, 2020

Community-based organizations, tasked with helping the county’s least-privileged residents, are now more necessary than ever. As the town of Middlebury begins to see more cases of the novel coronavirus, local aid organizations like the Open Door Clinic (ODC) and Middlebury’s Charter House are bracing to serve the crush of...

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