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Changes to Vermont’s higher education landscape on the horizon as Marlboro announces merger

Located in southeastern Vermont, Marlboro College has announced plans to merge with Emerson College at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Its $30 million in endowment and $10 million in real estate holdings will all be transferred to Emerson.

By BENJY RENTON

November 21, 2019

This past year has brought significant changes to the higher education landscape in Vermont, as Green Mountain College, College of St. Joseph and Southern Vermont College closed due to declining enrollment and financial issues. One more college has just announced changes to its operations — Marlboro College ...

Pre-season deer hunting event gives opportunity to young riflers

Community members 15 and younger were able to participate in the Youth Deer Weekend last Saturday and Sunday. At the event, Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s Operation Game Thief trailer displayed animals and firearms.

By KAITLYN GIROUARD

November 14, 2019

From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10, local Vermont youth took to the woods all across the state in hopes of a successful deer hunt. This Youth Deer Weekend is one of the three hunting weekends in Vermont geared toward younger generations of hunters. The event precedes the opening of rifle season...

The Stone Mill’s grand opening attracts crowd

The Mad Taco, which boasts a creek-side patio, is one of many new establishments that locals and college students visited at The Stone Mill’s grand opening.

By RAIN JI

November 14, 2019

After months of anticipation, The Stone Mill had its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9. By 10 a.m., Stacey Rainey and Mary Cullinane, owners of The Stone Mill, were ready to welcome customers from Middlebury and nearby towns. According to the Community Barn Ventures website, the building now has five floors, featuring a public market with the...

Haymaker Bun Co. and The Arcadian reflect on a year

Caroline and Matt Corrente, owners of Haymaker Bun Co. and The Arcadian, are set to host a four-course dinner for 60 people to celebrate the one-year anniversary of both service establishments.

By HAEUN PARK

November 14, 2019

This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of both the Arcadian and Haymaker Bun Co., a milestone that Caroline and Matt Corrente are celebrating by hosting a special four-course dinner.

Planapalooza stimulates community conversation

Community members participated in a focus group meeting as part of the Planapalooza master planning process.

By KATIE MURPHY and JACK SUMMERSBY

November 14, 2019

This past weekend, members of the Middlebury community had the opportunity to express their hopes and concerns for downtown development during the Town’s “Planapalooza.”

In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

By BENJAMIN GLASS

November 7, 2019

Last summer, New Haven resident Taborri Bruhl, along with his son, drove 10,000 miles across the continental United States and back. The catch? They did it in a fully-electric Nissan Leaf. Instead of lifting gas pumps day after day, Bruhl mapped out electric charging stations across the country, whic...

Sheldon Museum features ‘Conjuring the Dead’ exhibit

Sheldon Museum features ‘Conjuring the Dead’ exhibit

By LUCY TOWNEND

November 7, 2019

The Henry Sheldon Museum celebrated its exhibit, “Conjuring the Dead,” with an array of spooky festivities on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 30. Among the hair-raising activities were fortune telling, tarot card readings, dream interpretations, ghost stories and a live music performance by Middlebury...

Memorable Dishes’ series at Bundle connects community with food and story

Memorable Dishes’ series at Bundle connects community with food and story

By CHARLOTTE CRUTCHLOW

November 7, 2019

Students, professors, and local residents gathered in ​​Bundle​ — a pop-up event space in downtown Middlebury — to kick off a new storytelling series hosted by Middlebury Underground last Friday, Nov. 1. This storytelling series, aptly titled “Memorable Dishes,” offered hours of stor...

Milk with Dignity pushes for “leche justa”

Milk with Dignity pushes for

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

November 7, 2019

Protesters fight for migrant farmworker rights at the Middlebury Hannaford on the Milk with Dignity Day of Action.

Planapalooza seeking input for newest town planning efforts

By BENJY RENTON

November 7, 2019

What do we want in downtown Middlebury? How can we make it a place where everyone feels comfortable? These are questions that the Town of Middlebury’s Planapalooza aims to answer. Planapalooza is a part of the Middlebury Downtown Master Planning project, an initiative led by the Middlebury Plannin...

Vermont’s minimum wage to increase

Vermont’s minimum wage to increase

By ANNA WOOD

October 31, 2019

Vermont’s minimum wage will increase by 18 cents on Jan. 1, 2020, bringing the hourly wage to $10.96. The tipped wage, for state employees that receive the majority of their earnings through tips, will increase up $5.48, an increase of 9 cents. In 2014, the state passed Act 176, which raised ...

Tiny House Fest offers big solutions to big problems

Tiny House Fest offers big solutions to big problems

By LUCY TOWNEND

October 31, 2019

WARREN — The solution to the affordable housing crisis may come in small sizes. Hundreds gathered at the Tiny House Fest despite pouring rain on Sunday, Oct. 27 to engage in discussion and celebrate the tiny house movement. The festival, held at Sugarbush Ski Resort in Warren, boasted three stages...

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