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Select Vermonters may receive Covid-19 vaccine by year’s end

Vermont anticipates a COVID-19 vaccine ahead of its FDA review on December 10th.
December 3, 2020
High-risk Vermonters could receive a Covid-19 vaccination as soon as early December, State Commissioner of Health Mark Levine announced last week.

Rainbow Pediatrics stops in-person operations due to Covid-19 case

Rainbow Pediatrics, located on Court St, was founded in 2000 by Jack Meyer, MD and offers patient care to anyone from infancy to twenty-four years old.
November 13, 2020
A staff member tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov. 2.

Vermont breaks single-day Covid-19 record, adopts mandatory quarantine

Vermont has seen a 46% increase in Covid-19 cases this week, in line with a national increase in cases and hospitalizations.
November 11, 2020
With 47 cases, Vermont saw a record high of single-day cases since April. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Scott implemented a mandatory quarantine order for anyone returning or traveling to the state.

BREAKING: Covid-19 outbreak of 26 cases in Addison County linked to Champlain Orchards

An outbreak of 26 new Covid-19 cases in Addison County is contained to Champlain Orchards in Shoreham. State health officials say that students and the public are not at risk.
The outbreak is contained on the farm and not a threat to the public or college, state health officials say
October 5, 2020

UPDATE: Oct. 7  An additional Champlain Orchards employee has tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total up to 27. On the afternoon of Oct. 5, College Physician Mark Peluso told students...

Pandemic migration fuels Vermont real estate market

Pandemic migration fuels Vermont real estate market
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.
Late off-campus arrivals and an ‘abundance of caution’ set back next phase of reopening by just two days
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...

Businesses report quarantine violations as first round of students return

Middlebury's Main Street for MiddView Orientation last year.
Middlebury locals voice concerns about community safety in response to alleged student quarantine violations.
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...

We must protect the town of Middlebury

We must protect the town of Middlebury
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...

College presents reopening plan at town selectboard meeting

Members of the Middlebury Selectboard hold their July 28 meeting.
A hacker interrupted the presentation, writing a racial slur and drawing what appeared to be swastika on the screen.
July 29, 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...

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.
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.
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.
April 30, 2020
Currently, the alumnus, Nicholas Milazzo '18.5, plans to allocate the money raised among five locally owned businesses.
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