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Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

By BENJAMIN GLASS and BENJY RENTON

April 2, 2020

The Campus has been keeping track of restaurants and retail outlets in the town of Middlebury during Covid-19. Check below to see the status of town businesses.

Town businesses lay-off staff, offer curbside service following state-wide Stay Home order

Businesses have resorted to delivery or curbside pick-up as Governor Scott’s recent Stay Home, Stay Safe order forces businesses to drastically change the way they operate.

By LUCY TOWNEND

April 2, 2020

Middlebury businesses are facing increasing hardship after Governor Phil Scott issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order for the state of Vermont on Tuesday, March 24. Issued as an amendment to the state of emergency declared on March 13, the order prohibits the in-person operation of non-essential businesses, forcing st...

Local business takes hit from mandated closures and quarantined public

Businesses on Main Street and across town have been confronted with major roadblocks this past week due the outbreak of Covid-19. All restaurants in town were forced to halt dining services on Tuesday by a state mandate, and many retailers have seen a sharp decline in customer sales.

By BENJAMIN GLASS and LUCY TOWNEND

March 20, 2020

As Middlebury College students evacuated campus and Covid-19 broke out in Vermont, town businesses saw a decline in sales and were forced to close or reduce staff.

Porter Hospital confirms Addison County’s first case of Covid-19

By ANNA WOOD

March 19, 2020

The individual tested positive through Porter Hospital's drive-through testing service and is now self-isolating.

Forgotten Farms at the Marquis highlights cracking US dairy industry

After a screening of Forgotten Farms at the Marquis last Wednesday, local farmers spoke about their experiences with a changing dairy industry.

By ANNA WOOD

March 12, 2020

“Forgotten Farms” opens with a panoramic view of a green, picturesque landscape — the charming scenery that defines Vermont. Shown at The Marquis on Wednesday, March 8, the film then turns its spotlight to the dairy farmers who own and manage the majority of this land, juxtaposing these beau...

For local kayakers, Otter Creek Falls is a gem hidden in plain sight

Kayakers from all over Vermont have come to town to run Middlebury Falls in the spring and summer.

By MAREN WALSH

March 12, 2020

“Any kayaker who looks at the falls in Middlebury sees a perfect 15-foot waterfall, just begging to be run,” said Reed Hutton ’19.5. Like many advanced and passionate kayakers, Hutton sees Middlebury Falls as a rewarding challenge. The waterfall is known as an excellent and consistent spot for p...

BevCo sees long lines, drastic sales increase after classes suspended

Students stocked up on drinks at Middlebury Discount Beverage after receiving an announcement from the college that classes will be remote for the remainder of the semester. Students, especially seniors, have been planning parties before leaving campus indefinitely.

By BENJAMIN GLASS

March 11, 2020

Students stocked up on drinks after the college announced the suspension of in-person classes.

All articles are approved in annual Middlebury town meeting

A Middlebury resident poses a question to the selectboard during the Middlebury town hall.

By LUCY TOWNEND and ARIADNE WILL

March 5, 2020

The two most contentious articles of the night were Article 4 and Article 2, both of which allocated additional extra-budget funds to first responder services.

Bernie returns to Vermont roots after competitive Super Tuesday

Bernie Sanders addressed the crowd.

By ARIADNE WILL

March 5, 2020

“[This campaign] is about transforming this country,” Bernie Sanders told the crowd on Tuesday. “This movement started right here.”

Beloved Ferrisburgh camel, Ollie, dies at 17

Ollie died last week at the age of 17. His death has triggered an outpour of chatter from local residents sharing memories of seeing him in Ferrisburgh.

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

March 5, 2020

Oliver “Ollie” the camel, for years an unlikely Route 7 celebrity and Vermont’s resident two-humped treasure, died on the evening of Feb. 21 at his farm in Ferrisburgh, Vt. He was 17 years old. Ollie, a seven-foot-tall, 1,500-lb Bactrian camel often described as a “ham for the ca...

School consolidation: how did we get here?

Middlebury Union High School, abreast to the Addison Central School District Building off Route-7 in Middlebury.

By ARIADNE WILL

March 5, 2020

This is the second article in a series on school consolidation. Read the first article in that series here. Over the last three years, Middlebury and the surrounding towns have shifted from conversations about district consolidation to school mergers and closures. Act 46, the 2015 legislation that ...

College staff brace for summer road closures in town

Construction continues underneath the Main Street Bridge as part of the Middlebury Bridge and Rail Project.

By LUCY TOWNEND

March 5, 2020

The Middlebury Bridge and Rail Project, promising a passenger rail from Rutland to Burlington by 2021, will necessitate road closures on Merchants Row and Main Street between May 4 and Aug. 5. The town is currently working with Middlebury College administrators, in conjunction with the College’s 15-...

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