Students Trek to Treleven Farm for ‘Lambing’ Overnight

Students Trek to Treleven Farm for ‘Lambing’ Overnight

By RUHAMAH WEIL

April 18, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY ­— Located fifteen minutes north of Middlebury’s campus is a small farm called Treleven, where many Middlebury students have spent long nights. Why? For a process called lambing. Annually, each night during a multi-week-long stretch, students leave the College and make their way to the farm, retu...

Students Get Dose of Eastern Wellness Practices

Students Get Dose of Eastern Wellness Practices

By CHARLES MITCHELL

April 18, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — You can generally expect a distinguished professor from a neighboring university to headline the Environmental Studies Department’s Woodin Colloquium Series, a weekly forum for conservation research and discussion. Chris Kiely, last Thursday’s guest, doesn’t fit that description: he...

Beauty or Blight: Plans for Solar Panels Spark DebateBeauty or Blight: Plans for Solar Panels Spark Debate

Beauty or Blight: Plans for Solar Panels Spark DebateBeauty or Blight: Plans for Solar Panels Spark Debate

By MICHAEL FRANK

April 18, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — At a public hearing facilitated by the Middlebury Selectboard on March 27, town residents weighed in on the proposal of a 40-acre solar farm installation off of Halladay Road. This meeting made clear that the local response to the proposition is nothing short of major contention. GroSolar...

Ripton Country Store Flooded with Responses After McKibben Op-Ed

Ripton Country Store Flooded with  Responses After McKibben Op-Ed

By AMELIA POLLARD

April 11, 2018


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We followed up with Bill McKibben and the Country Store owners, the Collitts, after McKibben's op-ed in The New York Times.

‘They’re Everywhere’: The Emerald Ash Borer Strikes Vermont

‘They’re Everywhere’: The Emerald Ash Borer Strikes Vermont

By APRIL QIAN

April 11, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — Two months ago, both the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods and Markets reported a sighting of Emerald Ash Borers in northern Orange County, Vermont. An exotic beetle native to China, eastern Russia, Japan and Korea, the Emeral...

Wheeli Streamlines Transportation at College

Wheeli Streamlines  Transportation at College

By SABINE POUX

April 11, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s “Free & For Sale” Facebook group boasts a cacophony of ride requests and offers. Before and after school breaks, the group is inundated with posts by people hoping to connect with fellow commuters to travel in and out of an area where far-reaching public transport...

Addison Central Teens to Host Chili Challenge

Addison Central Teens to Host Chili Challenge

By JAHEE PARK

April 11, 2018


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This Saturday, April 14, Addison Central Teens (ACT) is holding their annual fundraiser for the teen center. The event will take place from 7-10 pm at Carol’s Hungry Mind Café in Middlebury. The theme this year is Spring Thaw: Chili Challenge. In the wake of this year’s cancellation of the tradit...

Short on Space, Town Hall Theater to Buy The Diner

Short on Space, Town Hall Theater to Buy The Diner

By ELLIE ANDERSON

April 11, 2018


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Following a two year-long search for additional rehearsal and storage space, the Town Hall Theater has announced its decision to buy The Diner property on Merchants Row. The Diner will continue its regular operations up until THT’s official purchase on June 1. Following this date, the Theater board p...

A Close Vote: Gun Control Bill Passes VT Legislature

A Close Vote: Gun Control Bill Passes VT Legislature

By KENZO OKAZAKI

April 4, 2018


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MONTPELIER — Last Friday, Vermont’s Senate voted 17-13 to approve a House version of S.55, giving final legislative approval to the expansive gun control bill. The bill will now be passed onto VT Governor Phil Scott, who has said he intends to sign it. This revised legislation will expand backgr...

Vermont Brewery Bill Strengthens Autonomy of Local Companies

Vermont Brewery Bill  Strengthens Autonomy of Local Companies

By KENSHIN CHO

April 4, 2018


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MIDDLEBURY — Earlier this month, the Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill changing the relationship between small breweries and distributors in the state. The bill now goes to the Senate, which is set to vote in the coming weeks. If ratified, the new law would give brewers more flexibility ...

Vermont Governor Rejects Proposed Water Cleanup

Vermont Governor Rejects Proposed Water Cleanup

By ISABEL EMSFELD

April 4, 2018


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MONTPELIER— On March 22, the Vermont State Senate unanimously passed the bill S.260, which would dedicate a committee, as well as other resources, to cleaning up water pollution. Shortly after the bill was passed, Governor Phil Scott declared his opposition to it, stating, “I’m not familiar exac...

Small Scale Sugarmakers in Vermont Hone in on a Local Touch

Small Scale Sugarmakers in Vermont Hone in on a Local Touch

By APRIL QIAN

April 4, 2018


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BURLINGTON— A quick walk through the co-op will shed light on the abundant uses of maple sap, which includes but is not limited to maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream, face cream with maple-sap extract and maple-infused water, which is expected to inspire a cult following similar to that of coconut wat...

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