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Alejandra prepares all food by hand out of a make-shift kitchen in her garage.

Behind Sunday Tacos, Alejandra savors home from Mexico to Middlebury

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes May 6, 2021

Stuck on campus for the entire semester, many students long for home-cooked meals and the warm smile of someone preparing food just for them. Alejandra’s Tacos supplies both, accepting orders for...

Better Middlebury Partnership is an organization that works to support local businesses through various support programs and events.

Rotary Club donates $10,000 to Kickstart Middlebury

By Lucy Townend May 6, 2021

The Rotary Club of Middlebury donated $10,000 this spring to Kickstart Middlebury, a program that will offer start-up cash and other support to new businesses looking to occupy storefronts in downtown...

According to its website, Vermont Electric Cooperative is committed to finding innovative solutions to energy while delivering responsible rates to members.

Vermont Electric plans for carbon neutrality by 2023, renewable energy by 2030

By Jack Summersby May 6, 2021

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2023 and transition fully to renewable, carbon-free energy sources by 2030, according to an announcement released last month....

Sugar maple trees, such as those pictured here, can be tapped for sap during certain weeks in spring.

Sugaring gets a late start in Vermont due to cold weather

By Emily Hogan April 29, 2021

Sugaring, the process of creating maple syrup, started around three weeks later this year than is typical for the industry. As a result, there has been a 50–70% drop in maple syrup production throughout...

The second stimulus package, passed in December of 2020, contained over $900 billion in pandemic relief.

Government and private grants support local Middlebury restaurants

By Maya Heikkinen April 29, 2021

Local businesses in Middlebury have faced revenue losses due to declining traffic, reduced hours and limited services throughout the pandemic. However, while many businesses in town continue to struggle,...

Vermont has paused Johnson and Johnson appointments through April 23 following a recommendation by federal health agencies.

Students struggle to reschedule appointments following halt in Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration

By Abigail Chang and Lucy Townend April 16, 2021

Many students have found their vaccination appointments canceled after Vermont paused the administering of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines through April 23. The decision follows a CDC and...

Vermont Coffee Company serves certified organic arabica coffee from Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru, Indonesia, and Mexico.

Vermont Coffee Company sold to Stonewall Kitchen

By Emily Hogan April 15, 2021

Vermont Coffee Company, supplier of coffee to the college, is being sold to Stonewall Kitchen, a large specialty-food company based in Maine. It currently operates a cafe in downtown Middlebury and...

The menu at Vergennes Laundry is influenced heavily by the cultures of Montreal and France.

Brunch is back at Vergennes Laundry

By Jack Summersby April 15, 2021

Vergennes Laundry, a gourmet bakery, coffee shop and restaurant, reopened its doors in January, with a new owner, atmosphere and a philosophy that centers community-building. Nadia Dole, a chef...

Woodchuck Cider was the leading brand of cider in the United States in 2012.

Woodchuck Cider brand returns to local ownership

By Manya Kula and April 15, 2021

At less than 7% of its acquisition price, The Middlebury-based Vermont Cider Company (VCC) — best known by Middlebury students and residents for its popular product Woodchuck Hard Cider — has...

State health officials have pursued different initiatives to combat the undervaccination of BIPOC residents from Covid-19, a national trend.

Why Vermont adopted its BIPOC vaccination strategy

By Charlotte Gehring and Jack Summersby April 8, 2021

State health officials have ramped up efforts to prioritize the vaccination of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities, which are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. In addition...

The vaccination clinic will be hosted at Peterson Family Athletic Complex, the college’s athletics center.

VA partners with Middlebury for vaccination clinic

By Becca Amen April 8, 2021

The White River Junction Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System has organized a vaccination clinic in partnership with the college that will take place on Saturday, April 10. The clinic will be hosted...

Governor Scott recently announced that all Vermonters will be eligible for a vaccine starting on April 19, with out-of-state students possibly eligible on April 30.

News in Brief: Gov. Scott responds to criticism of BIPOC vaccination policy

By Lucy Townend April 8, 2021

Gov. Phil Scott responded to criticism of his decision to prioritize Vermonters of color in a press release on April 5, calling the attacks “vitriolic and inappropriate.”  “Unfortunately,...

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