Legislative Protections for Abortion Rights Clear Vermont Senate

Legislative Protections for Abortion Rights Clear Vermont Senate

By ABIGAIL JUDGE

April 25, 2019

MONTPELIER — This past Wednesday, April 13, the Vermont House of Representatives held a hearing for State Representatives to listen to constituent testimony about Proposition 5, a proposed state constitutional amendment over the Right to Personal Reproductive Liberty. Feminist Action at Middlebury (FAM) pro...

Back on Shelves: Greg’s Meat Market to Re-Open

Back on Shelves: Greg’s Meat Market to Re-Open

By TAYLOR PHILLIPS

April 25, 2019

Tony Neri, local businessman and owner of several retail locations throughout Middlebury, is tackling a new project: reopening the much-beloved Greg’s Meat Market on Elm Street. Greg Wry, the long-time owner of the Market, sold it to Bart Livin in 2010, who ran it for six years before filing for bankruptc...

With Renovations, New Owners of the Old Stone Mill Seek to Inspire Collaborative Energy, Invigorate Community

With Renovations, New Owners of the Old Stone Mill Seek to Inspire Collaborative Energy, Invigorate Community

By QIAN LI

April 25, 2019

When you walk downtown along College Street, your eye may be drawn to one of Middlebury’s iconic and historic buildings — the Old Stone Mill. Built in 1840, this four-and-a-half-story building standing on the south bank of Otter Creek is turning a new leaf in Middlebury’s history. Stacey Rainey an...

From Break an Egg to “Break a Leg!”: Town Hall Theater Plans to Renovate

From Break an Egg to “Break a Leg!”: Town Hall Theater Plans to Renovate

By DANNY GRUBBS-DONOVAN

April 18, 2019

The Middlebury Town Hall Theater (THT) is beginning to renovate and refurbish the former Diner, located at at 66 Merchants Row, into a performance and meeting space. The THT acquired the building, which is located just next door, in April of last year for a total of $300,000. Before the purchase, the ...

Go Take a Hike! Hit the Trails this Spring

Go Take a Hike! Hit the Trails this Spring

By COURTNEY CRAWFORD, ELLIE KROGER, BRYN HESTER, and HANNAH GELLERT

April 18, 2019

It can be difficult to break out of the Middlebury College bubble. Especially if you don’t like the cold. Whether you’ve felt cooped up all winter or you skied every day, there are so, so many outdoor activities to do now that it’s spring. Here are personal reflections on four different hike...

Town Lands $62,500 Planning Grant

By ALEX WHITE

April 18, 2019

The town of Middlebury received a $62,500 grant from the state government to begin planning for the future of its downtown area. The award came through the “Better Connections” program, a partnership between the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development....

VT Maple Syrup Production Rides Out Difficult Season

By KYRA STECK

April 18, 2019

Vermont is the nation’s leading maple syrup producer, generating almost 2 million gallons annually — nearly half the country’s total crop. An essential feature of the state’s economy and national identity, this staple product may now be in danger as persistent low temperatures and snowfall shorten...

VT Ranked Top in Gender Equality, But Experts Say There’s Work to Do

VT Ranked Top in Gender Equality, But Experts Say There’s Work to Do

By LUCY TOWNEND

April 18, 2019

Vermont has been ranked number one overall for 2019 in Bloomberg's annual report on gender equality. This is the third year in a row that Vermont has led the rankings in the yearly report. The state was also ranked number 6 for women in leadership, and received high scores in the report’s five cat...

Ethical, Artisanal & Piping Hot: Baristas to Bring Craft Coffee to Middlebury

Ethical, Artisanal & Piping Hot: Baristas to Bring Craft Coffee to Middlebury

By ARIADNE WILL

April 18, 2019

For Aless and Matt Delia-Lôbo, making coffee has never been about the money. “Working in coffee pays terrible because it’s minimum wage, but you’re also a craftsperson,” said Matt. “What I’m hoping to do with the cup of coffee we’re going to be serving is to help push the craft itself.”...

One Week Later, Activists Reflect on Climate Walk

One Week Later, Activists Reflect on Climate Walk

By NICOLE POLLACK

April 18, 2019

Two weeks ago, extensive collaboration among members of Middlebury’s Sunday Night Environmental Group (SNEG) and a number of local and statewide activist organizations culminated in the “Next Steps: Climate Solutions Walk.” Protesters joined in for as much of the 5-day, 65-mile walk as they could, beg...

Protestors March 65 Miles from Middlebury to Montpelier as Part of Climate Solutions Walk

Protestors March 65 Miles from Middlebury to Montpelier as Part of Climate Solutions Walk

By NICOLE POLLACK

April 11, 2019

The protesters stood in a circle on the Middlebury Town Green, holding their handmade signs high: “Every Day is Earth Day,” said one; “Got Emissions?” read the text beneath a cow-patterned milk jug; an arrow pointing to a hand-painted globe declared, “I’m with her.” United by their shar...

‘Bundle’ Pops Up on Main Street, Aims to Revitalize Downtown

‘Bundle’ Pops Up on Main Street, Aims to Revitalize Downtown

By LUCY TOWNEND

April 11, 2019

MIDDLEBURY - Bundle, a new organization recently installed at 60 Main St., hopes to bring the community together to revitalize the downtown area through pop-up stores, workshops and galleries. Karen Duguay, Executive Director of the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP), said that the space could bri...

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