Local Masseur Charged With Voyeurism

Local Masseur Charged With Voyeurism

By ALLY MURPHY

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local, Showcase

A local masseur was charged with four counts of voyeurism after he allegedly videotaped four female customers undressing at his business.  The masseur, Roger Schmidt, 53, owner of Roger’s Relaxing Massage Therapy on Court Street in Middlebury, pleaded not guilty in Addison Superior Court on April 16....

Single Occupancy Restrooms Move Toward “Gender Free”

Single Occupancy Restrooms Move Toward “Gender Free”

By MARIA KAOURIS

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local

MONTPELIER ­—  In recent years, a movement towards inclusivity has begun the refamig of binaries regarding gender and sex to longer be based on those assigned at birth. The proliferation of these evolving ideas has turned the heads of scientists, lawmakers and others as they grapple with dismantlin...

Happy 20th, Higher Ground!

Happy 20th, Higher Ground!

By ELIZABETH SRULEVICH

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local

BURLINGTON - This past month, South Burlington’s foremost music venue, Higher Ground, celebrated twenty years of successful operation. The establishment’s prosperity rests on a drive for constant improvement, and its transformative history and lasting impact on the community, including on Middle...

Green Mountains Welcome its First Bike Share

Green Mountains Welcome its First Bike Share

By STEFAN ASAMOAH

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local

BURLINGTON — Vermont and its varying terrain, hail as a place where cycling dominates the eclectic options of recreational activities. As summer months approach, the enchantment of warmer weather attracts cyclers who were reluctantly on hiatus. These cyclers will find some comfort in knowing that j...

Students Express Interest in State “Green Up Day”

Students Express Interest in State “Green Up Day”

By KENZO OKAZAKI

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local

MIDDLEBURY - Vermont has a rich history of environmental sustainability - its residents pride themselves on their deep connection to the nature in which they live. Nowhere is this commitment to environmental stewardship more apparent than in efforts like “Green Up Day,” which has been a Vermont tradi...

Earth Day Brings Students and Local Organizations Together

Earth Day Brings Students and Local Organizations Together

By CHRIS GERNON

April 25, 2018


Filed under Local

Whether it’s the small stickers under the light switches that say “Be bright and turn off the light!” or getting rid of the to-go boxes, Middlebury’s commitment to environmental sustainability is displayed often and unabashedly. This past Sunday, Apr. 22, as a celebration of Earth Day, local clubs and org...

Alumni Reflect on Post-Grad Life in Vermont

By KENSHIN CHO

April 25, 2018


Filed under Local

MIDDLEBURY — Standing between the exposed brick walls and raw wooden beams of his office, Evan Deutsch ’12.5 began describing his path from graduation to where he now works, at a design agency he co-founded with fellow Middlebury alum Jon Portman ’13 four years ago. His story— turning down a co...

Seven Middlebury Hotspots Welcome Restaurant Week

Seven Middlebury Hotspots Welcome Restaurant Week

By RACHEL COHEN

April 25, 2018


Filed under Local

MIDDLEBURY ­— The 9th annual Vermont Restaurant Week presented by Vermont Federal Credit Union and organized by Seven Days, a Burlington-based newspaper, began on Friday, April 20. One hundred and fifteen restaurants from all over the state, including twenty first-time restaurants, are participati...

Students Design Homes for Habitat for Humanity

By JAEHEE PARK

April 25, 2018


Filed under Local

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


Filed under Local

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


Filed under Local

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


Filed under Local

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...

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