Werner Christmas Tree Farm Gears Up for Holidays

Werner Christmas Tree Farm Gears Up for Holidays

By AMELIA POLLARD

December 6, 2017


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As the holidays descend on Middlebury, the Werner Christmas Tree Farm has gone into overdrive to prepare for its 26th season. The owners, Cheryl and David Werner, started the farm after David’s father, Fred, who had a passion for planting trees, gave them a batch of Scotch pines. The family business...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyes Middlebury

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyes Middlebury

By SADIE HOUSBERG

December 6, 2017


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On Monday, Nov. 27, the Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) heard a proposal by Champlain Valley Dispensary (CVD) to establish a medical-marijuana dispensary in Addison County. Following the passage of Act 65 on Thursday, June 8, 2017, Champlain Valley Dispensary was able to start the search...

ACTR Introduces New Schedule and Change of Hub

ACTR Introduces New Schedule and Change of Hub

By REBECCA WALKER

December 6, 2017


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On Friday, Dec. 1, Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) published a renovated shuttle bus schedule as a result of the relocation of the Middlebury Transit Hub from Merchant’s Row to Academy Street near Twilight Hall. The hub change became necessary because of the downtown Middlebury bridge construction,...

Chili Fest Suspended, Citing Construction and Fatigue

By REBECCA WALKER

November 29, 2017


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The anticipated 10th year of Middlebury’s Chili Fest has been squashed, as the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) announced the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the celebratory event and replace it with a new “Winter Fest” this year instead. Karen Duguay, marketing director of BMP,...

Marquis Theater and SURJ Join in Anti-Racism Film Series

Marquis Theater and SURJ Join in Anti-Racism Film Series

By SADIE HOUSBERG

November 29, 2017


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On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and Middlebury’s Marquis Theater on 65 Main Street will present the second installment of “Seeing Color/Seeking Justice,” billed as “a racial identities/racial justice film series.” The screenings, which take place on the first Wednesday...

College Announces Food Waste Program

College Announces Food Waste Program

By BRIDGET COLLITON

November 29, 2017


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MIDDLEBURY — At a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Middlebury College’s Kirk Alumni Center, the college announced its partnership with Goodrich Family Farms of Salisbury, Vermont, Vanguard Renewables and Vermont Gas. Goodrich Family Farms and Vanguard Renewables will work together to use...

You’re In for a Wild Ride: Rough Cut Replaces 51 Main

You’re In for a Wild Ride: Rough Cut Replaces 51 Main

By AMELIA POLLARD

November 15, 2017


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MIDDLEBURY — After reinventing the space and installing a prominent new bar, Rough Cut opened its doors last Saturday, Nov. 11, at 51 Main’s old site. The new space, adorned with brick walls, wooden trim and hanging light fixtures, provides a warm atmosphere and an amber glow. After nine years...

Edgewater Gallery Adds New Location

Edgewater Gallery Adds New Location

By BRIDGET COLLITON

November 15, 2017


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STOWE — On Friday, Dec. 8, the Edgewater Gallery will open a new location in Stowe, Vermont. This will be the fourth location for the franchise, which currently operates two locations in Middlebury, Vermont, and one in Bozeman, Montana. Dalton Hartye, marketing and design manager for Edgewater Galleries,...

Federal Cuts Threaten Vt. Homelessness Programs

By NICK HUNNEWELL

November 15, 2017


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Many in the college community are familiar with the Charter House Coalition on North Pleasant Street, a volunteer-based community home that aims to provide food and housing free of charge to those in need. Few, however, are aware that there is a significantly larger subsidized housing facility beyond...

Burlington Telecom Deal Nears Joint Venture

Burlington Telecom Deal Nears Joint Venture

By AMELIA POLLARD

November 8, 2017


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After months of debate, a second round of voting for the acquisition of Burlington Telecom ended in a tie on Monday, Nov. 6. Burlington’s City Council was evenly split between supporters of Keep Burlington Telecom Local (KBTL), with a $12 million bid, and the Toronto-based firm Ting, which offered...

Vergennes Laundry Welcomes New Chef

Vergennes Laundry Welcomes New Chef

By ALLY MURPHY

November 8, 2017


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VERGENNES — On Oct. 31, Christian Kruse became the new owner of local eatery Vergennes Laundry. Back in 2010, previous owners Didier and Julianne Murat created a French-inspired bakery out of the original laundromat that had a home at 257 Main Street in Vergennes. This year, Didier and Julianne are...

Think Vermont Campaign Aims to Boost Economy, Keep it Local

Think Vermont Campaign Aims to Boost Economy, Keep it Local

By REBECCA WALKER

November 8, 2017


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Last month, Gov. Phil Scott annouLast month, Gov. Phil Scott announced the launch of “Think Vermont,” a new campaign aimed at bringing in more people and businesses and improving the state’s economy. The marketing plan will work to shift the state’s current demographic trends to ensure that individuals...

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