Short on Space, Town Hall Theater to Buy The Diner

Short on Space, Town Hall Theater to Buy The Diner

By ELLIE ANDERSON

April 11, 2018


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Following a two year-long search for additional rehearsal and storage space, the Town Hall Theater has announced its decision to buy The Diner property on Merchants Row. The Diner will continue its regular operations up until THT’s official purchase on June 1. Following this date, the Theater board p...

A Close Vote: Gun Control Bill Passes VT Legislature

A Close Vote: Gun Control Bill Passes VT Legislature

By KENZO OKAZAKI

April 4, 2018


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MONTPELIER — Last Friday, Vermont’s Senate voted 17-13 to approve a House version of S.55, giving final legislative approval to the expansive gun control bill. The bill will now be passed onto VT Governor Phil Scott, who has said he intends to sign it. This revised legislation will expand backgr...

Vermont Brewery Bill Strengthens Autonomy of Local Companies

Vermont Brewery Bill  Strengthens Autonomy of Local Companies

By KENSHIN CHO

April 4, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — Earlier this month, the Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill changing the relationship between small breweries and distributors in the state. The bill now goes to the Senate, which is set to vote in the coming weeks. If ratified, the new law would give brewers more flexibility ...

Vermont Governor Rejects Proposed Water Cleanup

Vermont Governor Rejects Proposed Water Cleanup

By ISABEL EMSFELD

April 4, 2018


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MONTPELIER— On March 22, the Vermont State Senate unanimously passed the bill S.260, which would dedicate a committee, as well as other resources, to cleaning up water pollution. Shortly after the bill was passed, Governor Phil Scott declared his opposition to it, stating, “I’m not familiar exac...

Small Scale Sugarmakers in Vermont Hone in on a Local Touch

Small Scale Sugarmakers in Vermont Hone in on a Local Touch

By APRIL QIAN

April 4, 2018


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BURLINGTON— A quick walk through the co-op will shed light on the abundant uses of maple sap, which includes but is not limited to maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream, face cream with maple-sap extract and maple-infused water, which is expected to inspire a cult following similar to that of coconut wat...

Vermont Officials Grapple for a Solution to Psychiatric Bed Crisis

Vermont Officials Grapple for a Solution to Psychiatric Bed Crisis

By MARIA KAOURIS

April 4, 2018


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SWANTON — Envision prison security guards with heavy holsters dodging psychiatric doctors and nurses rushing to check on their patients. Under Vermont Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille, this chaotic scene would become a reality. In response to the recent demand for more hospital beds for Vermont...

Local Students Protest Gun Violence

Local Students Protest Gun Violence

By SABINE POUX

March 21, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — Last Wednesday morning in New York City, students laid down in the streets. In Washington, D.C., they congregated on Capitol Hill. In Middlebury, high schoolers from Middlebury Union High School (MUHS) braved the snow on the Cross Street Bridge to protest gun violence alongside thousan...

Vermont Senate Passes Three Gun Control Bills

Vermont Senate Passes Three Gun Control Bills

By KENZO OKAZAKI

March 21, 2018


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MONTPELIER — On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 assault rifle, killing 17 students and wounding 17 more. This act of what Florida governor Rick Scott termed “pure evil” has sparked become a watershed moment, national action for gu...

Middlebury State Reps Talk Guns

By RACHEL COHEN

March 21, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY— In an interview following their monthly “Meet Your Representatives” session on Mar. 17, Representatives Amy Sheldon, D-Middlebury, and Robin Scheu, D-Middlebury, discussed the most pressing issues currently facing Middlebury and Vermont as a whole. The interview topics included gun violence p...

Skinny Pancake Ditches Nutella

Skinny Pancake Ditches Nutella

By MARIA KAOURIS

March 21, 2018


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BURLINGTON—Customers clamber to see the menu, kids are raised on to parents’ shoulders to get a superior view and the sweet smell of crêpes wafts through the building. Vermonters who have been to The Skinny Pancake in Burlington, VT can vouch for the popularity of the restaurant. Garnering over 470 re...

Town Awarded Grant to Aid Struggling Businesses

Town Awarded Grant to Aid Struggling Businesses

By JAEHEE PARK

March 14, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury received a $75,000 grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation to support local businesses as the impacts of the construction of the Middlebury Bridge & Rail Project start to hit the town. The construction is projected to cost $71 million, as VTrans works with the ...

Ben of Ben & Jerry’s Arrested at Protest

Ben of Ben & Jerry’s Arrested at Protest

By KENSHIN CHO

March 14, 2018


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BURLINGTON — Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream, was arrested in Burlington last Tuesday for violating the city’s noise ordinances. He and two other activists were protesting the proposal to bring F-35 fighter jets to Burlington International Airport. From speakers attached to t...

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