Addison County Horses Pull Their Own Weight…in Garbage

Addison County Horses Pull Their Own Weight…in Garbage

By NICK HUNNEWELL

November 8, 2017


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In Middlebury, Vermont, two men, a team of horses and a carriage are reversing the trend of globalization currently overtaking the country. The Draft Trash Company was founded in 1997 by Patrick Palmer of Bristol, Vermont. Operating like any other private trash removal company, Draft Trash is individually...

“Funky, Fun, Fashion-Forward”: Target to Make Long-Awaited Vermont Arrival

“Funky, Fun, Fashion-Forward”: Target to Make Long-Awaited Vermont Arrival

By REBECCA WALKER

November 1, 2017


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On Thursday, Oct. 19, Target announced its plans to open a store at the University Mall on Dorset Street in South Burlington, making Vermont the long-awaited final state to host the retailer. This new opening reflects Target’s national efforts to build stores with a smaller format in urban and suburban...

1 in 8700: Cheryl Mitchell

1  in 8700: Cheryl Mitchell

By APRIL QIAN

November 1, 2017


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What do the Addison County Parent/Child Center, Addison County Farm Worker Coalition, Addison County Dental Care and Alliance for Civic Engagement at Middlebury College have in common? Here is the answer: Cheryl Mitchell is heavily involved in all of them. Throughout her more than 40 years in the...

Vergennes Boys and Girls Club Undergoes Major Renovations

Vergennes Boys and Girls Club Undergoes Major Renovations

By ALLY MURPHY

November 1, 2017


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VERGENNES — In the past year, the Greater Vergennes Boys and Girls Club has received funding and undergone extensive renovations to improve the overall attendance and quality of its after-school program. At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, daily club attendance ran between 15 and 18 students...

Vermont Tackles Shortage of Addiction Treatment Specialists

Vermont Tackles Shortage of Addiction Treatment Specialists

By SADIE HOUSBERG

November 1, 2017


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MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, Oct. 16, Gov. Phil Scott and Secretary of State Jim Condos announced that reforms to Vermont’s regulations concerning licensing of substance-abuse counselors had been approved. The governor signed an executive order creating the Opioid Coordination Council on his first day...

Vermont Officials Respond to Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Vermont Officials Respond to Las Vegas Mass Shooting

By AMELIA POLLARD

October 18, 2017


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MIDDLEBURY — Gun control in Vermont has always existed as an anomaly of legislation in comparison to the state’s otherwise progressive stance. During the 2016 presidential election, in a survey by The New York Times, Vermont was the only state where the majority of gun owners voted for the Democratic...

Pennies for WomenSafe

Pennies for WomenSafe

By ALLY MURPHY

October 18, 2017


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MIDDLEBURY — Leading up to their production of The Crucible from Nov. 2 through 5 at Town Hall Theater, the Middlebury Community Players are organizing a penny-collecting fundraiser for WomenSafe in order to raise awareness about violence against women. Christopher Ross, director of the production,...

Community Tackles Vermont Carbon Pricing

Community Tackles Vermont Carbon Pricing

By SADIE HOUSBERG

October 18, 2017


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MIDDLEBURY — At a public hearing hosted by the Vermont Climate Action Commission in Brattleboro on Thursday, Oct. 5, Middlebury students joined community members to discuss solutions to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. Many solutions were proposed, including incentivizing renewables,...

Vermont Trooper Acquitted by Joint Panel

Vermont Trooper Acquitted by Joint Panel

By STEPHANIE JORDAN

October 11, 2017


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The Vermont Department of Public Safety commissioner Thomas Anderson and the State Police Advisory Commission acquitted Trooper Justin Thompson of any wrongdoing in his stop of a New York rabbi and his family, according to a joint statement issued Friday, Sept. 29. Late on the night of Aug. 8, Rabbi...

Student Teachers Connect College and Community

Student Teachers Connect College and Community

By REBECCA WALKER

October 4, 2017


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At Middlebury College, students pursuing education degrees are not encouraged to “teach for America,” but rather to “teach for real,” according to Tracy Weston, an assistant professor in the education department. Students who are interested in obtaining a Vermont teaching licensure at the...

He’s 13 Years Old and Running for Governor

He’s 13 Years Old and Running for Governor

By BRIDGET COLLITON

October 4, 2017


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Ethan Sonneborn, an eighth grade student at Mount Abraham Union Middle School, announced this month his campaign for a spot in Vermont’s 2018 gubernatorial race. Sonneborn, a Democrat, aims to inspire other young people to participate in politics at any level. “We need to engage young people in...

Teachers Ignite Strike in Burlington

Teachers Ignite Strike in Burlington

By BRIDGET COLLITON

September 27, 2017


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After two years of contentious negotiations with the school board, the Burlington teachers’ union voted to go on strike on Sept. 7. This represents the first time a teachers’ strike has occurred in Burlington since Sept. 1978. The issues surrounding this September’s contentious contract negotiations...

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