VT Yankee continues to leak tritium, sparking debate

By Middlebury Campus

February 24, 2011


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On Jan. 7, 2010, Vermont Yankee, a nuclear power plant located in Vernon, Vt., discovered tritium leaking from one of its groundwater monitoring wells. More than a year later, some, like Governor Peter Shumlin, hope the plant will shut down, as they believe it poses a risk to the state. Opposition remains...

Slow Business Forces Farmers Diner to Close

By Middlebury Campus

February 24, 2011


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The Farmers Diner in Marble Works closed its doors for the last time on Feb. 14, a few months shy of its second anniversary, for the reason that worries most small businesses. “We just didn’t make enough money,” said Tod Murphy, co-owner of the diner. “It was totally a bottom-line decision.” Murphy...

Localvore: Italian flavor sizzles in Burlington

By Middlebury Campus

February 24, 2011


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Located on St. Paul St. in downtown Burlington, Trattoria Delia is a haven of rustic warmth and flavor. Beyond the entrance, tucked away and heavy with raw wood and wrought iron, the low-ceilinged Trattoria is packed. Patrons fill the clusters of white-clothed tables, belled stemware clutters the bar...

One in 8700

By Middlebury Campus

February 24, 2011


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Eating at Grapevine Grille is like having a meal at a good friend’s house. The large, bright room with its mismatched furniture and pictures of the Beatles and the Wizard of Oz almost make you feel like you are walking into somebody’s living room. It is a relaxed, comfortable and intimate experience....

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

February 24, 2011


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Comedian performance Feb. 25, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Ready to laugh out loud? The Town Hall Theater (THT) hosts Jason P. Lorber, a renowned comedian, as part of its THT Cabaret series. Lorber was a finalist at the Higher Ground 2011 Comedy Battle. Tickets are $10. Call the THT at...

3SquaresVT stretches hunger relief efforts across state

By Middlebury Campus

February 17, 2011


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One in seven families in the state of Vermont cannot provide three nutritious meals for their loved ones each day. Statistics like these are what motivated Hunger Free Vermont, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1993 that works to combat hunger, to adopt the 3SquaresVT program, Vermont’s federal...

Otter Creek Brewery pours pints galore

By Middlebury Campus

February 17, 2011


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Ever gone on a tour at one of Vermont’s finest local breweries and reached the end prepared to enjoy that long awaited (and perhaps necessary) pint, poured straight from the source, and then thought that the only thing missing was a cup of soup or a plate of fries? This spring, Middlebury’s own Otter Creek Brewery pl...

1 in 8700: Angie Wade

By Middlebury Campus

February 17, 2011


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Angie Wade has come a full circle. Upon finishing high school, she started work at Lazarus Department Store. Owned and managed by Stan Lazarus, the building sat at 20 Main St.; if you lived in Middlebury and you wore shoes, you most definitely bought them there. Wade worked there for two years, during which time she learned from Lazarus the finer poin...

Localvore: Middlebury pizza pies satisfy

By Middlebury Campus

February 17, 2011


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Pizza: there is something inexplicably appealing in the word, and the possibilities its myriad of forms suggest. In the United States, it has become a cultural icon and a phenomenon, a comfort food and, among other things, a bribe for family time. Whatever else it is, the majority of mouths agree that...

The Pragmatist

By Middlebury Campus

February 17, 2011


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As Vermont addresses its $150 billion projected budget shortfall for the 2011 fiscal year, it will likely make the biggest cuts to human services, a sector that represents nearly 40 percent of the state budget. Toward this end, Vermont has plans for serious health care reform. Governor Peter Shumlin...

Local Lowdown

By Middlebury Campus

February 17, 2011


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One-World Library Project presentation Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tonight, enjoy a presentation entitled “Not Lost in Translation: Yoko Ogawa’s The Housekeeper and the Professor,” at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. Steve Snyder, Professor of Japanese Studies, will discuss the challenges...

Henry Sheldon Museum brings past to life

By Middlebury Campus

February 10, 2011


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From wedding gowns and toy dolls to pianos and tin trinkets, the Henry Sheldon Museum has it all. Room after room of tastefully displayed 19th century artifacts give visitors a realistic setting in which to imagine Middlebury and Addison County at a time when Vermont was still developing its identity. First ...

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