Spirit in Nature trail system offers connection to sublime

Spirit in Nature trail system offers connection to sublime

By TAYLOR PHILLIPS

October 17, 2019

Tucked away in the foothills of the Green Mountains, the Spirit in Nature Interfaith Path (SPiN) Sanctuary provides a haven for contemplation, reflection and interfaith dialogue.

Greens to yellows to reds: Vermont foliage is in full effect

Greens to yellows to reds: Vermont foliage is in full effect

By ANNA WOOD

October 17, 2019

Midterms are in full swing, fall break is right around the corner and Vermont’s renowned peak foliage has hit. The season is here, and with it comes brilliant bursts of color that define fall in New England. The Green Mountains show their seasonal red hue and blazing leaves wash the trees with a fiery touch.  Where ca...

CBD in your morning coffee?

CBD in your morning coffee?

By BENJAMIN GLASS

October 17, 2019

Think drip coffee, espresso, lattés and cold brew. Among the café classics offered at Royal Oak Coffee on Seymour Street, owners Matt and Aless Delia-Lôbo stock something that might be unfamiliar to customers: CBD oil.  Since its founding last May, Royal Oak Coffee has offered hemp-extracted cannabidiol (CBD) as an additi...

Charter House Coalition hosts open house, expands services and renovates

Charter House Coalition hosts open house, expands services and renovates

By KAITLYN GIROUARD

October 17, 2019

After years of significantly increased demand for its services in the Addison County community, the Middlebury Charter House was open this summer for the first time in its 15–year history. To celebrate this milestone, its recent renovations, program advancements and general success with providing bas...

Middlebury businesses on the right track despite construction concerns

Middlebury businesses on the right track despite construction concerns

By LUCY TOWNEND

October 17, 2019

With several years of work remaining on Middlebury’s Bridge and Rail Project, downtown merchants are determined to outlast dwindling patronship that has posed a challenge since the project began. The Bridge and Rail Project, aiming to bring passenger rail service from Rutland to Burlington by 2...

Dead Creek teems with life on annual Wildlife Day

Dead Creek teems with life on annual Wildlife Day

By MICHAEL FRANK

October 10, 2019

ADDISON— Much of Vermont’s most beautiful fauna are seldom seen in the wild. This is one of the motives behind Dead Creek Wildlife Day, an annual event that the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosted last Saturday, Oct. 5 in association with Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreati...

Ski-industry giant Vail Resorts acquires Peak Resorts

Ski-industry giant Vail Resorts acquires Peak Resorts

By KARI HENKEN

October 10, 2019

Following months of speculation that a potential deal was brewing, Colorado-based ski conglomerate Vail Resorts announced on Sept. 24 that it had acquired Peak Resorts, owner of the popular southern Vermont ski destination Mount Snow. With the acquisition of Peak Resorts, which operated 17 ski resor...

Food fighters: Middlebury convenes for 50th CROP Hunger Walk

Food fighters: Middlebury convenes for 50th CROP Hunger Walk

By HAEUN PARK

October 10, 2019

For 50 years, towns across America have laced up, stretched out and walked side-by-side as part of the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walks. Last Sunday, Oct. 6, 180 community members gathered for the walk in Addison County, now in its 42nd consecutive year. Live music and brisk autumn winds swept through t...

Phil Scott is first Republican governor to support Trump impeachment inquiry

Phil Scott is first Republican governor to support Trump impeachment inquiry

By ARIADNE WILL

October 10, 2019

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) made public his support for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump at a Sept. 26 press conference, making him the first Republican governor in the nation to do so. “I think the inquiry is important, yes, and where it leads from here is going to be driven by the facts that are established,” S...

Hundreds protest New England’s largest coal power plant

Hundreds protest New England’s largest coal power plant

By BENJAMIN GLASS

October 3, 2019

Activists flocked to the Merrimack Generating Station on Saturday, Sept. 28 to protest the station’s continued use of coal fired steam generation. One of the last major power plants in the Northeast to use coal fuel, Merrimack Station has been frequently protested by environmental activists for the last year. Middlebury students in atte...

Rice paddies in Vermont? Vergennes farm boasts largest rice operation in Northeast

Rice paddies in Vermont? Vergennes farm boasts largest rice operation in Northeast

By HAEUN PARK

October 3, 2019

Though corn and dairy are the staple crops for farmers in Addison County, Boundbrook Farm owner Erik Andrus decided to grow something different — rice. At his five-and-a-half-acre property, located 20 minutes north of Middlebury, Andrus maintains rice paddies on the largest rice farm north of the Mason...

Afterschool in Addison: Northwest district receives $100k for programs

By KARI HENKEN

October 3, 2019

This summer, the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) received two grants totaling $999,600 to both continue afterschool programming as well as expand its K-6 offerings into Addison and Ferrisburgh central schools. Ten years ago, the first 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, or 21C, w...

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