Last week, Vermonters gathered in municipalities across the state for Town Meeting Day. The annual event had the highest turnout of in-person town meetings this year since 2019. Meeting days primarily took place in a mailable ballot format the past two years due to Covid-19 restrictions.
School Board, parents debate the IB program at Middlebury Union High SchoolBy Rachel Lu | March 16, 2023
Middlebury students reflect on new Amtrak stop in townBy Mandy Berghela | March 16, 2023
Sugar-making season gets an early start, pauses as temperatures dropBy Claire Yang | March 16, 2023
Middlebury Sweets: The largest candy store in VermontBy Madeleine Kaptein | March 9, 2023
In pictures and in words, Meg Madden brings mycology to MiddleburyBy Ruby Neustadt | March 9, 2023
Gather: Middlebury's new community living roomBy Brian Mejia | March 9, 2023
Community living room space Gather opened in downtown Middlebury on Feb. 14. Located at 48 Merchants Row, the space is a Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community project that aims to bring the people of Middlebury together by offering a place to connect and build relationships.
Middlebury selectboard amends town noise ordinanceBy Cole Chaudhari | March 2, 2023
The Middlebury Selectboard approved an amendment to the town’s noise ordinance at its Jan. 24 meeting, lengthening the period of quiet hours on weekends and holidays.
After delays, college breaks ground on solar projectBy Asa Stone | March 2, 2023
Middlebury College launched a new solar panel project in October 2021 on South Street Extension in a partnership with Green Mountain Power and Encore Renewables. Construction on the project was intended to be completed by the end of 2022. Despite this initial deadline, installation has just started ...
Snow Bowl plans to introduce night skiing in coming yearBy Mandy Berghela | March 2, 2023
A new addition at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl will offer skiers an opportunity to hit the slopes later in the day. The college is planning to install LED light fixtures within the next year, allowing for night skiing.
The Stone Mill’s Lost Monarch closes permanentlyBy Maggie Reynolds | February 23, 2023
The Lost Monarch Coffee Bar, located in the Stone Mill in downtown Middlebury, announced on Instagram in late January that it is closing permanently. Co-owners Matt and Alessandra Delia-Lôbo will continue to operate their other coffee shop, Royal Oak, located at 30 Seymour Street, with expanded hours. ...
51 Main, Crooked Ladle Catering set to open downtown in MarchBy Sam Lipin | February 23, 2023
The empty space at 51 Main Street will be empty no longer. Crooked Ladle Catering in conjunction with Everything Nice — the funding source for the Giving Fridge — has purchased the 4,300 sq. ft. space on a two-year lease and will be officially open for business on Wednesday, March 29.
Bill Shufelt ’05’s Athletic Brewing Co. makes Vermont beer culture inclusive to non-drinkersBy Charlie Fisch | February 23, 2023
Bill Shufelt ’05 founded the non-alcoholic beer company Athletic Brewing Co. in 2017 to modernize the adult beverage industry and promote a healthier lifestyle.
Triangle Bike Loop Project secures new funding for scoping studyBy Ben Wagner | February 23, 2023
The Triangle Bike Loop Project, an initiative to create a signed, well-maintained bike loop connecting the towns of Middlebury, Bristol and Vergennes, recently secured a $30,000 grant to conduct a new scoping study of possible routes.
Ilsley Public Library announces renovation plansBy Charlie Fisch | January 26, 2023
The Ilsley 100 Project Team, responsible for leading renovations to the Ilsley Public Library in downtown Middlebury, has announced the options for a library makeover. The library building will reach its 100th anniversary in 2024, and with the space struggling to meet community needs, the team has proposed ...
Newly opened Shiretown Marketplace serves up comfort and communityBy Cole Chaudhari | January 26, 2023
Located just past Twilight Hall and tucked into an offshoot of College Street is Shiretown Marketplace. A relatively new addition to the downtown Middlebury food scene, Shiretown is a burgeoning favorite among local residents and Middlebury College students alike.
Rikert and the Snow Bowl handle lower-than-usual snowfall this seasonBy Maya Heikkinen | January 26, 2023
Snow is a characteristic ingredient of Vermont winters, essential for avid skiers, snowboarders and other participants in outdoor winter sports.
Sip on this: Your guide to local tastings and fine beveragesBy Sam Lipin | January 26, 2023
For many Middlebury students (sans thesis writers, language learners and STEM majors), J-term is a time for play and exploration. While some prefer to ski and snowboard, others to collage in their dorm rooms, I prefer to eat and drink.
Vermont plans to close all walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics by end of JanuaryBy Amanda Manoogian | January 19, 2023
The state plans to close all walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics by Jan. 31, according to the Vermont Department of Health.
Leahy, Welch, Sanders-Sponsored federal funding bill grants money to Vermont community projectsBy Eric Burchill | January 19, 2023
Senator Bernie Sanders announced in late December that he has secured over $42 million in federal funding to benefit 51 Vermont community projects, a number of which are located in Addison County.