Building Bridges in Middlebury

Building Bridges in Middlebury

By REBECCA WALKER

September 14, 2017


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In the time that students have been away from campus for the summer, significant progress has been made on the Downtown Bridge Replacement and Rail Line Improvement Project in Middlebury. This progress is seen in the installation of two temporary bridges in Middlebury’s downtown strip. “The instal...

Student Launches Race Against Racism

Student Launches Race Against Racism

By AMELIA POLLARD

September 14, 2017


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On top of music lessons, sports practice and SAT prep, the students of America are now taking on a new role in the age of Trump: political activism. Although young people have been vocal at protests and rallies since the Vietnam War, a new wave of young teens has leapt onto the political scene since...

Vermonters ‘Green Up’ Their Communities

Vermonters ‘Green Up’ Their Communities

By AMELIA POLLARD

May 10, 2017


Filed under Local, Showcase

An annual tradition begun in 1970 by the former governor has residents orchestrating a deep clean of public spaces in all 251 of Vermont’s towns.

Vermont Ranks First For Health Security Preparedness

By Marc Arnold

May 10, 2017


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For the second year running, Vermont scored highest among the 50 states and District of Columbia in public health protection readiness, according to the latest results from the National Health Security Preparedness Index. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the index measures the nation’s...

Hundreds Attend Annual Maple Run

Hundreds Attend Annual Maple Run

By James Finn

May 10, 2017


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The Middlebury Maple Run, an annual half marathon, took place in and around Middlebury on Sunday, May 7,  beginning at 9 a.m. The race covered 13.1 miles that started on South Street, passed the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm, passed down Weybridge Street for a section and looped through Middlebury’s...

Vermont Women’s Fund Awards Grants to 14 Organizations

Vermont Women’s Fund Awards Grants to 14 Organizations

By Amelia Pollard, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2017


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This spring, the Vermont Women’s Fund, a program of the Vermont Community Foundation based in Middlebury, is awarding $124,000 in grant money to 14 organizations throughout the state. The funds will be used to teach financial literacy to girls from ages 12 to 25 and to help them develop jobs, skills...

Fortnightly Feature: Chipman Hill

By Morgan Perlman, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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For an accessible, quick and nearby adventure in celebration of Vermont’s warmer May weather, Chipman Hill is a special place. Just on the outskirts of the northern part of town, Chipman Hill may just be the most prominent geographic feature of Middlebury. Rising 360 feet above the town and holding...

Green Mountain Adventures Opens on Main Street

By Sophie Slotnick, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2017


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If you did not notice on your last run or walk through town, there is a brand new storefront along Main Street. At the beginning of April, Middlebury Mountaineer, previously located next to Leatherworks, moved to 56 Main Street. In addition to shifting locations of his shop, owner Steven Atocha decided...

Recent Study Reveals Decline in Vermont Bird Populations Over the Past 25 Years

Recent Study Reveals Decline in Vermont Bird Populations Over the Past 25 Years

By Paul Donelon, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2017


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In the spring, summer and fall, Vermont is filled with the sounds and sights of numerous birds and their songs – but according to a new study by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, Vermont’s total bird population has declined 14.2 percent since 1989. 13 species of Vermont birds studied significantly...

Vermont House Bill Tackles Issues of Racial Bias

By Amelia Pollard

April 26, 2017


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As one of the whitest states in the country, Vermont is attempting to adjust for racial bias after data has surfaced surrounding discrimination in traffic stops. The demand for legislative action has stemmed from a state-based non-profit called Justice For All. According to a study conducted by the...

Middlebury Foods in the Spotlight

By Ellie Greenberg

April 20, 2017


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Tables are set up in a line, speed-dating style—only instead of dating, think farming. Around 30 Vermont growers (consisting of produce and livestock farmers, cheese makers and product makers of soup and energy bars) gathered at the Buyers and Growers Forum in Middlebury in March of 2016. Hosted by...

HomeShare Vermont Celebrates 35th Anniversary

By Amelia Pollard

April 20, 2017


Filed under Local

Last year, Geoff, a 24-year-old graduate of St. Michael’s College with a degree in Philosophy, was looking for affordable housing in Vermont. Del, an 89-year-old retired G.E. and I.B.M. employee, was seeking a housemate willing to provide company. The two were united through HomeShare Vermont, a nonprofit...

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