Students Design Homes for Habitat for Humanity

By JAEHEE PARK

April 25, 2018


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Architecture students here are collaborating this spring and next fall semester with Addison County’s branch of Habitat for Humanity on a project to design two housing units. The houses will be built in spring 2019 on a single lot on Seymour Street. Habitat for Humanity is an international and nonprofit organi...

Public Radio Journalist Speaks on Fake News

Public Radio Journalist Speaks on Fake News

By NICOLE POLLACK

April 25, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY ­— “We are in a perilous place for journalism right now,” said Jane Lindholm, host of Vermont Public Radio’s award-winning program Vermont Edition, in this year’s Robert van de Velde ’75 Memorial Lecture.  She laid out the need for greater transparency, diversity of perspectives and...

VT Supreme Court: Sawyer Cannot Be Held Without Bail

VT Supreme Court: Sawyer  Cannot Be Held Without Bail

By SADIE HOUSBERG

April 18, 2018


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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Sawyer on Wed. Apr. 11 on the question of bail. The decision means that the 18-year-old accused of planning a shooting at Fair Haven Union High School in Rutland, VT earlier this year cannot be held without bail on the basis that his act...

Town Hall Theater Pitches Beautified Fence Project

Town Hall Theater Pitches Beautified Fence Project

By JAMES FINN

April 18, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY ­—The Town Hall Theater is planning the installation of a so-called chain link gallery in Triangle Park that will add color to downtown Middlebury amidst construction set to begin in the area in the coming weeks. Through the help of a $75,000 grant provided by the Vermont Agency of Trans...

Students Trek to Treleven Farm for ‘Lambing’ Overnight

Students Trek to Treleven Farm for ‘Lambing’ Overnight

By RUHAMAH WEIL

April 18, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY ­— Located fifteen minutes north of Middlebury’s campus is a small farm called Treleven, where many Middlebury students have spent long nights. Why? For a process called lambing. Annually, each night during a multi-week-long stretch, students leave the College and make their way to the farm, retu...

Students Get Dose of Eastern Wellness Practices

Students Get Dose of Eastern Wellness Practices

By CHARLES MITCHELL

April 18, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — You can generally expect a distinguished professor from a neighboring university to headline the Environmental Studies Department’s Woodin Colloquium Series, a weekly forum for conservation research and discussion. Chris Kiely, last Thursday’s guest, doesn’t fit that description: he...

Beauty or Blight: Plans for Solar Panels Spark DebateBeauty or Blight: Plans for Solar Panels Spark Debate

Beauty or Blight: Plans for Solar Panels Spark DebateBeauty or Blight: Plans for Solar Panels Spark Debate

By MICHAEL FRANK

April 18, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — At a public hearing facilitated by the Middlebury Selectboard on March 27, town residents weighed in on the proposal of a 40-acre solar farm installation off of Halladay Road. This meeting made clear that the local response to the proposition is nothing short of major contention. GroSolar...

Ripton Country Store Flooded with Responses After McKibben Op-Ed

Ripton Country Store Flooded with  Responses After McKibben Op-Ed

By AMELIA POLLARD

April 11, 2018


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We followed up with Bill McKibben and the Country Store owners, the Collitts, after McKibben's op-ed in The New York Times.

‘They’re Everywhere’: The Emerald Ash Borer Strikes Vermont

‘They’re Everywhere’: The Emerald Ash Borer Strikes Vermont

By APRIL QIAN

April 11, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — Two months ago, both the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods and Markets reported a sighting of Emerald Ash Borers in northern Orange County, Vermont. An exotic beetle native to China, eastern Russia, Japan and Korea, the Emeral...

Wheeli Streamlines Transportation at College

Wheeli Streamlines  Transportation at College

By SABINE POUX

April 11, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s “Free & For Sale” Facebook group boasts a cacophony of ride requests and offers. Before and after school breaks, the group is inundated with posts by people hoping to connect with fellow commuters to travel in and out of an area where far-reaching public transport...

Addison Central Teens to Host Chili Challenge

Addison Central Teens to Host Chili Challenge

By JAHEE PARK

April 11, 2018


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This Saturday, April 14, Addison Central Teens (ACT) is holding their annual fundraiser for the teen center. The event will take place from 7-10 pm at Carol’s Hungry Mind Café in Middlebury. The theme this year is Spring Thaw: Chili Challenge. In the wake of this year’s cancellation of the tradit...

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...

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