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Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022



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 ...


Hundreds protest New England’s largest coal power plant

Activists flocked to the Merrimack Generating Station on Saturday, Sept. 28 to protest the station’s continued use of coal fired steam generation. One of the last major power plants in the Northeast to use coal fuel, Merrimack Station has been frequently protested by environmental activists for the ...

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Afterschool in Addison: Northwest district receives $100k for programs

This summer, the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) received two grants totaling $999,600 to both continue afterschool programming as well as expand its K-6 offerings into Addison and Ferrisburgh central schools. Ten years ago, the first 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, or 21C, ...


Fall flourishes at the Middlebury Farmers Market

Vendors from all over Addison County congregate in Middlebury every Saturday for the Middlebury Farmers Market (MFM), with vendors selling an assortment of products including poultry, dairy, seasonal produce and crafts, accompanied by live music. The MFM is open outdoors every Wednesday and Saturday ...


Porter Medical Center begins a five-year plan

  Porter Medical Center recently published a five-year plan with visions to renovate and add infrastructure, hospital functionality and additional services.  “The five-year plan is intended to support our overall mission, which is to improve the health of our community one person at a time,” ...


Ilsley Public Library trains staff to administer Narcan

Recently, Vermont public libraries have been on the frontlines of the nationwide opioid epidemic, which took the lives of more than 100 Vermonters in 2017 and 2018 according to the Vermont Department of Health. Libraries are open to the public so there is the potential for patrons to suffer health complications ...


Mush! Cobble Hill Kennel opens for recreational dog sledding

Doug Butler warmly welcomed visitors to his property last Saturday, Sept. 22 but the canine members of his greeting committee were the ones who stole the show.   Dog barks and yelps echoed around Butler’s property — located three miles northeast of Middlebury center — while county residents ...


Welch discusses Washington politics, encourages local action

Speaking to a crowd of around 40 people at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury, Representative Peter Welch (D) stressed that politics in Washington have reached a boiling point. “What’s going on in Washington now is very serious and very dire,” he said. “What’s ...


Two Middlebury residents to receive 2019 Vermont Arts Award

Middlebury residents François Clemmons and Douglas Anderson will each receive a 2019 Vermont Arts Award from the Montpelier-based Vermont Arts Council. Both Clemmons and Anderson have been active in furthering the arts in the Middlebury community for more than two decades. Clemmons will receive the ...


Bridge and Rail Project: construction slated to wrap up in 2021

Construction on the Middlebury Bridge and Rail Project continued through the summer, with further work set to take place throughout the next year. The $71 million Bridge and Rail Project, overseen by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), will allow a passenger rail service to run from Rutland ...


Mad Taco and kindred eateries to fill the Old Stone Mill

“What does Middlebury need?” That is the question that the Old Stone Mill at 3 Mill St. has answered over time, as its tenants have come and gone with shifting town demands. Now, the answer to that question is Mexican food, and the Old Stone Mill plans to deliver.  Starting in October, Vermont-based ...


Staying in Vermont this summer? Here’s our can’t-miss list

In just a couple short weeks, as the semester winds down, some of us will pack up our dorm rooms for the final time, some will go home or jet off to various corners of the world for the summer months, while some won’t go very far at all. As your Local Editor team, we thought we would leave those of ...


Middlebury Dishes Up for Restaurant Week

From April 26 through May 5, restaurants throughout the state took part in Vermont’s 10th annual Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants developed prix-fixe menus that showcased their chef’s specialties while also benefiting a worthy cause — 10 percent of the annual proceeds go to the Vermont ...