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Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021



In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

Last summer, New Haven resident Taborri Bruhl, along with his son, drove 10,000 miles across the continental United States and back. The catch? They did it in a fully-electric Nissan Leaf. Instead of lifting gas pumps day after day, Bruhl mapped out electric charging stations across the country, which ...


Sheldon Museum features ‘Conjuring the Dead’ exhibit

The Henry Sheldon Museum celebrated its exhibit, “Conjuring the Dead,” with an array of spooky festivities on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 30. Among the hair-raising activities were fortune telling, tarot card readings, dream interpretations, ghost stories and a live music performance by Middlebury ...


Planapalooza seeking input for newest town planning efforts

What do we want in downtown Middlebury? How can we make it a place where everyone feels comfortable? These are questions that the Town of Middlebury’s Planapalooza aims to answer. Planapalooza is a part of the Middlebury Downtown Master Planning project, an initiative led by the Middlebury Planning ...


Vermont’s minimum wage to increase

Vermont’s minimum wage will increase by 18 cents on Jan. 1, 2020, bringing the hourly wage to $10.96. The tipped wage, for state employees that receive the majority of their earnings through tips, will increase up $5.48, an increase of 9 cents. In 2014, the state passed Act 176, which raised Vermont’s ...


Tiny House Fest offers big solutions to big problems

WARREN — The solution to the affordable housing crisis may come in small sizes. Hundreds gathered at the Tiny House Fest despite pouring rain on Sunday, Oct. 27 to engage in discussion and celebrate the tiny house movement. The festival, held at Sugarbush Ski Resort in Warren, boasted three stages ...


Tac(o) of the town: Long-awaited taqueria opens at Stone Mill

The Mad Taco and other retailers were welcomed to Middlebury by a large and hungry crowd last Saturday at the Stone Mill’s soft opening, which showcased the multi-purpose space’s new cast of restaurants and retailers. Middlebury residents and college students alike headed down to Mill Street for ...


Greens to yellows to reds: Vermont foliage is in full effect

Midterms are in full swing, fall break is right around the corner and Vermont’s renowned peak foliage has hit. The season is here, and with it comes brilliant bursts of color that define fall in New England. The Green Mountains show their seasonal red hue and blazing leaves wash the trees with a fiery ...


CBD in your morning coffee?

Think drip coffee, espresso, lattés and cold brew. Among the café classics offered at Royal Oak Coffee on Seymour Street, owners Matt and Aless Delia-Lôbo stock something that might be unfamiliar to customers: CBD oil.  Since its founding last May, Royal Oak Coffee has offered hemp-extracted cannabidiol ...


Dead Creek teems with life on annual Wildlife Day

ADDISON— Much of Vermont’s most beautiful fauna are seldom seen in the wild. This is one of the motives behind Dead Creek Wildlife Day, an annual event that the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosted last Saturday, Oct. 5 in association with Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreations, ...


Ski-industry giant Vail Resorts acquires Peak Resorts

Following months of speculation that a potential deal was brewing, Colorado-based ski conglomerate Vail Resorts announced on Sept. 24 that it had acquired Peak Resorts, owner of the popular southern Vermont ski destination Mount Snow. With the acquisition of Peak Resorts, which operated 17 ski resorts ...


Food fighters: Middlebury convenes for 50th CROP Hunger Walk

For 50 years, towns across America have laced up, stretched out and walked side-by-side as part of the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walks. Last Sunday, Oct. 6, 180 community members gathered for the walk in Addison County, now in its 42nd consecutive year. Live music and ...