Hundreds Strike for National Climate Action at Town Park

Hundreds Strike for National Climate Action at Town Park

By BENJAMIN GLASS

March 21, 2019

MIDDLEBURY - Hundreds gathered at College Park in downtown Middlebury last Friday, March 15, to strike against government inaction on climate change. Middlebury Union High School students and college students alike walked out of class at noon, flocking to the Town Green. They were met by members of Add...

Southern Vermont College Falls to State’s Declining Enrollments

By ELLIE ANDERSON

March 21, 2019

Within only two months of Green Mountain College’s announcement that it will close after this academic year, Southern Vermont College (SVC) has followed suit. Located in Bennington, VT, the private, liberal arts college announced on March 4 that it too would shut down this summer, to the shock and s...

Local Habitat for Humanity Collaborates with Students to Design for Seymour St. Build

Local Habitat for Humanity Collaborates with Students to Design for Seymour St. Build

By WILL KELLEY

March 21, 2019

MIDDLEBURY - The culmination of semesters of work, years of planning and months of administrative coordination will finally be realized in the coming weeks as construction crews break ground on the newest Habitat for Humanity (HfH) build site in Addison County. Two new houses will be constructed at 5...

Governor Scott Addresses Local Issues at Legislative Breakfast

Governor Scott Addresses Local Issues at Legislative Breakfast

By BENJY RENTON

March 21, 2019

MIDDLEBURY — While the scrambled eggs were hot, the topics of discussion were even hotter at the Addison County Governor’s Breakfast. A group of around 40 residents and college students gathered in the Middlebury American Legion early on Monday, March 18 for breakfast with Governor Phil Scott and va...

The “Ayes” Have It: Results of Town Meeting Day

The “Ayes” Have It: Results of Town Meeting Day

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

March 14, 2019

MIDDLEBURY - As the town poured into the Middlebury Union High School auditorium at 7 p.m. last Monday night for the annual Town Meeting, energy was high. Some brought their knitting, some brought brownie-wielding toddlers and all brought their own perspectives to add to the night’s nearly  three hour discourse. Joining towns across Vermont in a tradition over 200 yea...

Town Rallies for a Bowling Alley: A Community’s Cry for Fun and One Man’s Plan to Revitalize Downtown Middlebury

Town Rallies for a Bowling Alley: A Community’s Cry for Fun and One Man’s Plan to Revitalize Downtown Middlebury

By SADIE HOUSBERG

March 14, 2019

MIDDLEBURY – “The idea is this: get the building. Gut the thing. Because it’s hot garbage inside,” said Scott Gemignani, owner of Tinker and Smithy Game Store. Gemignani explained his plan to bring new life to downtown Middlebury as he set up shop for the day, pausing to gesticulate excitedly. His plan includes the construction of a classic, all-ag...

Addison Central Teens Offers Support and Compassion

Addison Central Teens Offers Support and Compassion

By KENZO OKAZAKI

March 14, 2019

MIDDLEBURY — Tranquility is perhaps the last word that one would think to associate with a teen center. However, before the kids arrive at 3 p.m., tranquility is exactly what one might experience at Addison Central Teens. Located at the Recreation Park near Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury, t...

Burlington School Project Tackles Regional Food Insecurity for Student Youth

Burlington School Project Tackles Regional Food Insecurity for Student Youth

By Nora Peachin

March 14, 2019

Replacing the usual microgreens and honey-ginger soy elixir of Burlington restaurant Butch + Babe’s menu on Wednesday, Feb. 27, was an unlikely selection; Vermont meatloaf and veggie tots. The school lunch-inspired dinner, called the Love School Lunch dinner, was held as a fundraiser for the Burling...

Former College Employee Opens BBQ Joint en Route to Snow Bowl

Former College Employee Opens BBQ Joint en Route to Snow Bowl

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

March 7, 2019

EAST MIDDLEBURY — When Chef Paul Dow left his job working for Middlebury College dining after 20 years to open his own barbecue restaurant, he wasn’t expecting to fill a student niche. Paul’s Deli and BBQ, officially open as of Feb. 11, is nestled in East Middlebury where restaurants are sp...

Long-Awaited Boba Comes to Downtown Middlebury

Long-Awaited Boba Comes  to Downtown Middlebury

By ASHLEY WANG

March 7, 2019

A small child plays by the window of the store as an older man stands at the register, taking orders from arriving customers. When the crowd clears, he strolls over and introduces himself. Andy Li, a small business owner and the owner of Yogurt City in downtown Middlebury, has been living in Vermon...

Dinners With Love Brings Joy to Patients and Families in Hospice Care

Dinners With Love Brings Joy to Patients and Families in Hospice Care

By LUCY TOWNEND

March 7, 2019

Every Thursday night across Vermont, volunteers deliver hundreds of meals to hospice patients and their caregivers with Dinners with Love, a Brandon-based non-profit organization.     Dinners with Love has a simple model that can be easily replicated. Patients and their families order food f...

Middlebury Cycling Team to Host Cycling Road Race in Champlain Valley

Middlebury Cycling Team to Host Cycling Road Race in Champlain Valley

By PORTER BOWMAN

March 7, 2019

For the first time in recent history, the Middlebury College Cycling Team is set to host the Weybridge Road Race next month as part of the six-week Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) season. The race will take place on April 7, and is a major milestone for the student cycling community ...

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