State Renews Effort to Address Opioid Addiction

By ISABEL EMSFELD

May 9, 2018


Filed under Local

Every day, over 115 people die from an opioid overdose in the United States. The leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 is drug overdose. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is ...

College Executives Make Up Elite of Addison County

College Executives Make Up Elite of  Addison County

By AMELIA POLLARD

May 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News

In recent months, executive pay has sparked controversy among faculty, staff and students as tax forms and op-eds have prompted a negative response to the salaries of the college’s top administrators. Executives at universities across the country earn high salaries as the competitive job market...

Marijuana in Vermont: What’s Been Happening and What’s to Come

By KENSHIN CHO

May 9, 2018


Filed under Local

Over the past year, the legal use of marijuana has been attracting more and more attention in Vermont. Just last month, PhytoCare, a cannabis company from Waterbury, opened the state’s fifth licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Bennington. The dispensary is capitalizing on the interest in cannabis as...

Maple Run Brings Together College and Town

Maple Run Brings Together College and Town

By CHLOE FLEISCHIER

May 9, 2018


Filed under Local

Over the past weekend, Middlebury students and townspeople alike laced up their sneakers to join in the Middlebury Maple Run. This half marathon and relay run, which took place on Sunday, May 6, is nicknamed “The Sweetest Half” for the pancakes and fresh maple syrup that finishers enjoy at the ...

Local Masseur Charged With Voyeurism

Local Masseur Charged With Voyeurism

By ALLY MURPHY

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local, Showcase

A local masseur was charged with four counts of voyeurism after he allegedly videotaped four female customers undressing at his business.  The masseur, Roger Schmidt, 53, owner of Roger’s Relaxing Massage Therapy on Court Street in Middlebury, pleaded not guilty in Addison Superior Court on April 16....

Single Occupancy Restrooms Move Toward “Gender Free”

Single Occupancy Restrooms Move Toward “Gender Free”

By MARIA KAOURIS

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local

MONTPELIER ­—  In recent years, a movement towards inclusivity has begun the refamig of binaries regarding gender and sex to longer be based on those assigned at birth. The proliferation of these evolving ideas has turned the heads of scientists, lawmakers and others as they grapple with dismantlin...

Happy 20th, Higher Ground!

Happy 20th, Higher Ground!

By ELIZABETH SRULEVICH

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local

BURLINGTON - This past month, South Burlington’s foremost music venue, Higher Ground, celebrated twenty years of successful operation. The establishment’s prosperity rests on a drive for constant improvement, and its transformative history and lasting impact on the community, including on Middle...

Green Mountains Welcome its First Bike Share

Green Mountains Welcome its First Bike Share

By STEFAN ASAMOAH

May 2, 2018


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BURLINGTON — Vermont and its varying terrain, hail as a place where cycling dominates the eclectic options of recreational activities. As summer months approach, the enchantment of warmer weather attracts cyclers who were reluctantly on hiatus. These cyclers will find some comfort in knowing that j...

Students Express Interest in State “Green Up Day”

Students Express Interest in State “Green Up Day”

By KENZO OKAZAKI

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local

MIDDLEBURY - Vermont has a rich history of environmental sustainability - its residents pride themselves on their deep connection to the nature in which they live. Nowhere is this commitment to environmental stewardship more apparent than in efforts like “Green Up Day,” which has been a Vermont tradi...

Earth Day Brings Students and Local Organizations Together

Earth Day Brings Students and Local Organizations Together

By CHRIS GERNON

April 25, 2018


Filed under Local

Whether it’s the small stickers under the light switches that say “Be bright and turn off the light!” or getting rid of the to-go boxes, Middlebury’s commitment to environmental sustainability is displayed often and unabashedly. This past Sunday, Apr. 22, as a celebration of Earth Day, local clubs and org...

Alumni Reflect on Post-Grad Life in Vermont

By KENSHIN CHO

April 25, 2018


Filed under Local

MIDDLEBURY — Standing between the exposed brick walls and raw wooden beams of his office, Evan Deutsch ’12.5 began describing his path from graduation to where he now works, at a design agency he co-founded with fellow Middlebury alum Jon Portman ’13 four years ago. His story— turning down a co...

Seven Middlebury Hotspots Welcome Restaurant Week

Seven Middlebury Hotspots Welcome Restaurant Week

By RACHEL COHEN

April 25, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY ­— The 9th annual Vermont Restaurant Week presented by Vermont Federal Credit Union and organized by Seven Days, a Burlington-based newspaper, began on Friday, April 20. One hundred and fifteen restaurants from all over the state, including twenty first-time restaurants, are participati...

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