Plastic Bag Ban Update: Middlebury & State Senate Vote in Favor

By ANNA WOOD

April 11, 2019


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In the annual Town Meeting vote, which took place on March 5 this year, Middlebury residents elected to pass an article to advise the town legislature to ban retail locations from distributing single-use, carry-out plastic bags. Created by Middlebury resident Amy McAninch and Amelia Miller ’20, the ar...

Vermont FolkLife Center Features Pardo’s Photography in Spring Exhibit

Vermont FolkLife Center Features Pardo’s Photography in Spring Exhibit

By PORTER BOWMAN

April 11, 2019


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Nestled between Otter Creek Bakery and Two Brothers Tavern, the Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) is giving people a glimpse into a winter pastime shared by many local Vermonters. This spring, the VFC’s exhibit “Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture” features the work of Vermont-based Colombian ph...

New Primary Care Facility Intimately Tends to Patients

New Primary Care Facility Intimately Tends to Patients

By ZEKE HODKIN

April 11, 2019


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The doctor is in, and she’s taking an innovative approach to patient care. Doctor Laura Weylman, MD, and Ania Mortier, NP, recently opened Green Mountain Primary Care on 102 Court St. near Middlebury Union High School. The duo of trail running companions left separate primary care practices in ...

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March 27, 2019


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Staying in Print in the Digital Age: The Role of An Independent Newspaper from VT to Alaska

Staying in Print in the Digital Age: The Role of An Independent Newspaper from VT to Alaska

By ARIADNE WILL

March 21, 2019


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Thad Poulson and Angelo Lynn live 3,000 miles apart and have never met. As owners and publishers of independent newspapers, however, the two have experienced the recent decline in newspaper prosperity together. “Until maybe ten years ago, we had no financial worries — we were on top of the world...

Cold Brews, Hot Takes: The Campus Guide to Local Breweries

Cold Brews, Hot Takes: The Campus Guide to Local Breweries

By KENSHIN CHO

March 21, 2019


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Last Thursday, I turned 21. Being in Vermont, I decided to celebrate the occasion not by throwing a Busch-fueled dorm room pregame, but with a local, authentic drinking experience: a craft brewery tour. When I looked for places to visit, though, I found a lack of guidance. The Vermont Brewers Asso...

Hundreds Strike for National Climate Action at Town Park

Hundreds Strike for National Climate Action at Town Park

By BENJAMIN GLASS

March 21, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY - Hundreds gathered at College Park in downtown Middlebury last Friday, March 15, to strike against government inaction on climate change. Middlebury Union High School students and college students alike walked out of class at noon, flocking to the Town Green. They were met by members of Add...

Southern Vermont College Falls to State’s Declining Enrollments

By ELLIE ANDERSON

March 21, 2019


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Within only two months of Green Mountain College’s announcement that it will close after this academic year, Southern Vermont College (SVC) has followed suit. Located in Bennington, VT, the private, liberal arts college announced on March 4 that it too would shut down this summer, to the shock and s...

Local Habitat for Humanity Collaborates with Students to Design for Seymour St. Build

Local Habitat for Humanity Collaborates with Students to Design for Seymour St. Build

By WILL KELLEY

March 21, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY - The culmination of semesters of work, years of planning and months of administrative coordination will finally be realized in the coming weeks as construction crews break ground on the newest Habitat for Humanity (HfH) build site in Addison County. Two new houses will be constructed at 5...

Governor Scott Addresses Local Issues at Legislative Breakfast

Governor Scott Addresses Local Issues at Legislative Breakfast

By BENJY RENTON

March 21, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY — While the scrambled eggs were hot, the topics of discussion were even hotter at the Addison County Governor’s Breakfast. A group of around 40 residents and college students gathered in the Middlebury American Legion early on Monday, March 18 for breakfast with Governor Phil Scott and va...

The “Ayes” Have It: Results of Town Meeting Day

The “Ayes” Have It: Results of Town Meeting Day

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

March 14, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY - As the town poured into the Middlebury Union High School auditorium at 7 p.m. last Monday night for the annual Town Meeting, energy was high. Some brought their knitting, some brought brownie-wielding toddlers and all brought their own perspectives to add to the night’s nearly  three hour discourse. Joining towns across Vermont in a tradition over 200 yea...

Town Rallies for a Bowling Alley: A Community’s Cry for Fun and One Man’s Plan to Revitalize Downtown Middlebury

Town Rallies for a Bowling Alley: A Community’s Cry for Fun and One Man’s Plan to Revitalize Downtown Middlebury

By SADIE HOUSBERG

March 14, 2019


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MIDDLEBURY – “The idea is this: get the building. Gut the thing. Because it’s hot garbage inside,” said Scott Gemignani, owner of Tinker and Smithy Game Store. Gemignani explained his plan to bring new life to downtown Middlebury as he set up shop for the day, pausing to gesticulate excitedly. His plan includes the construction of a classic, all-ag...

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