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Governor Shumlin Delivers State of State Address

By Ilana Gratch

January 15, 2014

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Gov. Peter Shumlin utilized his State of the State Address to tackle an issue that had not previously been addressed. Shumlin used all 34 minutes of his address to voice his concerns regarding the heroin and other opiate-based drug addictions that are pervasive in the state of V...

Vermont Partners with Emerge America to Promote Women in Elected Positions

By Ilana Gratch

September 25, 2013

At a news conference at City Hall on Monday, Sept. 23, former Governor Madeline Kunin announced that Vermont will be joining a new initiative to support women wishing to seek elected positions in Vermont. As the only female governor in the history of Vermont, Kunin announced that Vermont is partnering...

Your Semester Guide to Vermont

By Devin MacDonald

September 18, 2013

For those just arriving as well as those preparing to leave in a few months, the fall at Middlebury is the perfect time to explore all that Vermont has to offer. Since the beginning of 2013 alone, over 2.2 million cars have passed into the state, many of them tourists coming to experience the very things...

$865 Million Project Revamps Northeast Kingdom

By Conor Grant

January 23, 2013

The landscape of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is about to experience a dramatic shift, and, remarkably, it has nothing to do with heavy snow. In addition to readying itself for a year of above average snowfall, the remote corner of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom — an area adjacent to the...

Vermont Black Heritage Trail Opens in Middlebury

By Davis Woolworth

January 23, 2013

In time to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing announced a Vermont African American Heritage Trail, consisting of 10 educational sites and exhibits that illuminate the history of prominent African Americans in the state. For...

New Passenger Rail Line Will Be Completed By 2017

New Passenger Rail Line Will Be Completed By 2017

By Conor Grant

October 31, 2012

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) recently unveiled plans to restore the passenger rail line along the state’s western corridor. This new rail system will run from Bennington to Burlington via Middlebury and Rutland, giving residents of Middlebury direct rail access to both Rutland and...

Vermont Steps Closer to Health Benefits Despite Heated Debates

By Winnie Yeung

October 17, 2012

Since President of the United States Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010 — enacting comprehensive health insurance reforms in the United States ­— Vermont state officials have been working hard to adjust Green Mountain Care Medicaid to meet the requirements of a state-provided...

Vermont Yankee Faces an Uncertain Future

Vermont Yankee Faces an Uncertain Future

By Conor Grant

October 10, 2012

Plans to export low-level waste from Vermont to Texas came to fruition in early September 2012 with the first shipment of a 90-gallon drum of low-level radioactive waste to a nuclear waste control facility in Andrews County, Texas. The shipment of waste — facilitated by the Texas-Vermont Low-Level...

Mosquito-Borne Virus Takes Two Lives

Mosquito-Borne Virus Takes Two Lives

By Anna Stevens

October 3, 2012

On Sept. 4 concerned Vermonters gathered together in the Brandon Town Hall for a public informational meeting held by state officials regarding the recent outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the Brandon area. The deputy secretary of agriculture, the chief of the pesticide division, three...

Van Jones inspires at VNRC 50th Anniversary

Van Jones inspires at VNRC 50th Anniversary

By Isaac Baker

September 26, 2012

Last Saturday, Sept. 22, students rode north to Shelburne Farms to mingle with some of the state’s and the nation’s strongest environmental voices — including celebrated author and environmental activist Van Jones — all in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Vermont Natural Resources Council...

Looking Back on Irene’s Anniversary

By Middlebury Campus

September 17, 2012

On Aug. 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene tore through Vermont, destroying bridges, washing out roads, taking houses and even six human lives with record-breaking winds and floods. Now, one year into recovery, communities all across Vermont have come together to remember the flood, to mourn all that was...

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By Middlebury Campus

August 19, 2012

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