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Mara Strich ’22 competes for Miss Vermont as Miss Otter Creek

Mara Strich ’22, currently holding the Miss Otter Creek title, will compete in the Miss Vermont competition next May.
November 19, 2020
Cooped up with her family in upstate New York and facing an interminable period of quarantine boredom, Mara Strich ’22 searched for a project she could focus her restless energy on. She decided to apply to the Miss Vermont competition in early September and was accepted a week later.

Vermonters turn to home births and midwifery during the pandemic

Chenoa Hamilton, the owner of Jumelles Wellness Midwifery, offers central Vermont families services ranging from home birth care to lactation counseling.
November 19, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the demand for innovative approaches in midwifery work, according to Chenoa Hamilton, a local Vermont midwife.

Students gear up for the first remote winter term

Charlie Keohane '24
November 19, 2020
J-term is an unusual time at the college, but even more so this year. Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, J-term has been moved entirely online.

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.

On a snowy election day, Middlebury voters turn out

Over 4,300 voters in Middlebury participated in an election that broke turnout records across the country.
November 12, 2020
Although there was a record increase in mail-in ballots in Vermont this year due to the pandemic, many voters still cast their vote in person.

Incumbents in Vermont government largely prevail amid historic election turnout

Middlebury residents cast their votes at the local polling center
November 12, 2020
Scott wins third term; Molly Gray rises to Lt. Governor; Welch returns to the capitol; Hardy and Bray re-elected in Addison County

Everyone Eats supports struggling restaurants and food-insecure households

Mamma Tamara, cucina Italiana is a catering business that travels to and serves Italian cuisine at farmers markets across the state of Vermont. Now, the business provides meals for the Vermont Everyone Eats program.
November 12, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic brought increased food insecurity and economic hardships for the restaurant industry. So, the State of Vermont instituted a program to address both.

A decade between Asia and Middlebury: The story behind Stone Leaf Teahouse

Wetzel with his Taiwanese tea supplier, Mr. Liao, near Alishan, Taiwan
November 12, 2020
Tucked away in the folding alleyways and courtyards behind Middlebury’s Main Street is the unassuming Stone Leaf Teahouse, a building with a simple interior of stone and timbre and shelves of teaware.

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.

Heading into gubernatorial election, Governor Scott sustains as Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman campaigns

Governor Phil Scott and challenger Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman talk budgets, climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.
October 29, 2020
As the pandemic heightens the responsibility of state governments across the country, Vermont has emerged as a success story in controlling the virus — and for Republican Gov. Phil Scott, the proof is in the polling.

For Dave Silberman, forgotten high bailiff position offers new kind of platform

For Dave Silberman, forgotten high bailiff position offers new kind of platform
Addison County Democratic nominee Silberman has two goals: informing people that the elected position of High Bailiff exists, and convincing them that it’s a role for civilian oversight rather than law enforcement officials.
October 29, 2020
Addison County Democratic nominee Silberman has two goals: informing people that the elected position of High Bailiff exists, and convincing them that it’s a role for civilian oversight rather than law enforcement officials.

Incumbent Christopher Bray makes a fourth run for Addison County Senate seat

Senator Bray campaigns for his fourth re-election representing Addison County in the Vermont Senate.
October 29, 2020
This fall marks Senator Christopher Bray’s (D-Addison) fourth re-election campaign for the Vermont Senate.
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