Otter Creek Bakery maintains essence among changing leadership

Otter Creek Bakery maintains essence among changing leadership

By HATTIE LeFAVOUR

January 23, 2020

Otter Creek Bakery, a bastion of baked goods and cardinal coffee counter in the town of Middlebury since 1989, is preparing to take its first steps without the guidance of founders Ben and Sarah Wood. After serving as the business’s right and left hands for more than thirty years, the couple has sold the culinary mainst...

Burlington International Airport to receive federal funding to aid expansion

Burlington International Airport to receive federal funding to aid expansion

By HAEUN PARK

January 23, 2020

As Burlington International Airport (BTV) celebrates its 100-year-anniversary, it is projected to receive a $10 million federal grant in the fall of 2020, which will be used to expand the size of the airport’s main terminal.   In a press release last November, U.S. Secretary of Transportation...

Zuckerman challenges Scott in race for governorship

Zuckerman challenges Scott in race for governorship

By HATTIE LeFAVOUR

January 23, 2020

Lt. Governor David Zuckerman announced Monday that he will run for governor of Vermont in 2020 in an effort to oust incumbent Governor Phil Scott. Zuckerman, a Progressive who has served as lieutenant governor since 2017, will join former Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe on the Democ...

Vermont Gas to be Zero Emission by 2050

Vermont Gas to be Zero Emission by 2050

By JACK SUMMERSBY

January 23, 2020

Vermont Gas Systems, the state’s sole provider of natural gas, announced a plan last year to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions from their operations by 2050. The company also unveiled plans to double energy efficiency savings, outlined strategies to reduce home and business emissions and p...

Tiny houses in Middlebury gain ground

Tiny houses in Middlebury gain ground

By LUCY TOWNEND

December 5, 2019

The nationwide tiny house movement has come to Middlebury in the latest solution to affordable housing. Homes First, a grassroots organization founded and based in Middlebury, is hoping to bring a village of tiny houses to town as a form of affordable, dignified housing.  “It all started wi...

Jake Burton leaves legacy as snowboarding industry pioneer

Jake Burton leaves legacy as snowboarding industry pioneer

By FLORENCE WU

December 5, 2019

The snowboarding industry and Vermont community mourns the loss of Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of the major Burlington-based snowboarding company Burton Snowboards. Carpenter died on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the age of 65. The Stowe resident “passed away peacefully” from complications related ...

Adaptive bike manufacturer teams up with Middlebury Consulting Group

Adaptive bike manufacturer teams up with Middlebury Consulting Group

By ALVARO SAENZ

November 21, 2019

Middlebury Consulting Group (MCG) has teamed up with RAD-Innovations LLC, a Cornwall-based adaptive-bike manufacturer currently focused on producing a RaceRunning bike for differently-abled people. In RaceRunning, participants operate a pedal-free custom-built tricycle called the RaceRunner. The...

Alterra Mountain Company acquires Sugarbush Resort

Alterra Mountain Company acquires Sugarbush Resort

By ALLY MURPHY

November 21, 2019

This past Wednesday, many Midd students like myself were likely confused when an email with the subject line “Changing But Not Saying Goodbye” landed in their inboxes. In it, Sugarbush Resort owner Win Smith explained that Summit Ventures NE LLC had agreed to sell the majority of its Sugarbush assets to Alterra Mountain Company. Alterra cu...

Changes to Vermont’s higher education landscape on the horizon as Marlboro announces merger

Changes to Vermont’s higher education landscape on the horizon as Marlboro announces merger

By BENJY RENTON

November 21, 2019

This past year has brought significant changes to the higher education landscape in Vermont, as Green Mountain College, College of St. Joseph and Southern Vermont College closed due to declining enrollment and financial issues. One more college has just announced changes to its operations — Marlboro College ...

Pre-season deer hunting event gives opportunity to young riflers

Pre-season deer hunting event gives opportunity to young riflers

By KAITLYN GIROUARD

November 14, 2019

From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10, local Vermont youth took to the woods all across the state in hopes of a successful deer hunt. This Youth Deer Weekend is one of the three hunting weekends in Vermont geared toward younger generations of hunters. The event precedes the opening of rifle season...

The Stone Mill’s grand opening attracts crowd

The Stone Mill’s grand opening attracts crowd

By RAIN JI

November 14, 2019

After months of anticipation, The Stone Mill had its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9. By 10 a.m., Stacey Rainey and Mary Cullinane, owners of The Stone Mill, were ready to welcome customers from Middlebury and nearby towns. According to the Community Barn Ventures website, the building now has five floors, featuring a public market with the...

Haymaker Bun Co. and The Arcadian reflect on a year

Haymaker Bun Co. and The Arcadian reflect on a year

By HAEUN PARK

November 14, 2019

This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of both the Arcadian and Haymaker Bun Co., a milestone that Caroline and Matt Corrente are celebrating by hosting a special four-course dinner.

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