In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

By BENJAMIN GLASS

November 7, 2019

Last summer, New Haven resident Taborri Bruhl, along with his son, drove 10,000 miles across the continental United States and back. The catch? They did it in a fully-electric Nissan Leaf. Instead of lifting gas pumps day after day, Bruhl mapped out electric charging stations across the country, whic...

Sheldon Museum features ‘Conjuring the Dead’ exhibit

Sheldon Museum features ‘Conjuring the Dead’ exhibit

By LUCY TOWNEND

November 7, 2019

The Henry Sheldon Museum celebrated its exhibit, “Conjuring the Dead,” with an array of spooky festivities on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 30. Among the hair-raising activities were fortune telling, tarot card readings, dream interpretations, ghost stories and a live music performance by Middlebury...

Memorable Dishes’ series at Bundle connects community with food and story

Memorable Dishes’ series at Bundle connects community with food and story

By CHARLOTTE CRUTCHLOW

November 7, 2019

Students, professors, and local residents gathered in ​​Bundle​ — a pop-up event space in downtown Middlebury — to kick off a new storytelling series hosted by Middlebury Underground last Friday, Nov. 1. This storytelling series, aptly titled “Memorable Dishes,” offered hours of stor...

Milk with Dignity pushes for “leche justa”

Milk with Dignity pushes for “leche justa”

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

November 7, 2019

Protesters fight for migrant farmworker rights at the Middlebury Hannaford on the Milk with Dignity Day of Action.

Planapalooza seeking input for newest town planning efforts

By BENJY RENTON

November 7, 2019

What do we want in downtown Middlebury? How can we make it a place where everyone feels comfortable? These are questions that the Town of Middlebury’s Planapalooza aims to answer. Planapalooza is a part of the Middlebury Downtown Master Planning project, an initiative led by the Middlebury Plannin...

Vermont’s minimum wage to increase

Vermont’s minimum wage to increase

By ANNA WOOD

October 31, 2019

Vermont’s minimum wage will increase by 18 cents on Jan. 1, 2020, bringing the hourly wage to $10.96. The tipped wage, for state employees that receive the majority of their earnings through tips, will increase up $5.48, an increase of 9 cents. In 2014, the state passed Act 176, which raised ...

Tiny House Fest offers big solutions to big problems

Tiny House Fest offers big solutions to big problems

By LUCY TOWNEND

October 31, 2019

WARREN — The solution to the affordable housing crisis may come in small sizes. Hundreds gathered at the Tiny House Fest despite pouring rain on Sunday, Oct. 27 to engage in discussion and celebrate the tiny house movement. The festival, held at Sugarbush Ski Resort in Warren, boasted three stages...

Rainboots and Reese’s: 12th Annual Spooktacular Brings Halloween Festivities Despite Weather

Rainboots and Reese’s: 12th Annual Spooktacular Brings Halloween Festivities Despite Weather

By HAEUN PARK

October 31, 2019

Families dressed in costumes, posed for pictures, danced to live music and munched on bags of fresh-popped popcorn. A NASA toddler in a tinfoil hat and a painted cardboard rocket waited patiently in line for face-painting. A mini Evil Queen and a black fruit bat played a life-sized game of Connect 4. Multiple Spider-Men and one Sp...

Tac(o) of the town: Long-awaited taqueria opens at Stone Mill

Tac(o) of the town: Long-awaited taqueria opens at Stone Mill

By MELANIE CHOW

October 31, 2019

The Mad Taco and other retailers were welcomed to Middlebury by a large and hungry crowd last Saturday at the Stone Mill’s soft opening, which showcased the multi-purpose space’s new cast of restaurants and retailers. Middlebury residents and college students alike headed down to Mill Street ...

Burlington girls soccer team kicks equal pay into worldwide spotlight

Burlington girls soccer team kicks equal pay into worldwide spotlight

By BENJY RENTON

October 24, 2019

After the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team's success in this year’s Women’s World Cup and the team's fight for equal pay captivated millions around the world, the Burlington High School (BHS) girls soccer team decided to take their inspiration to a new level. Beginning with a campaign to sel...

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...

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