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Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022


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What Sanders Misses When He ‘Berns’ the Media

The day after Bernie Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington in 1981 by a tenuous margin of 10 votes, he told his colleagues, “We can’t survive. We’re going to have to develop our own media.” As a somewhat ridiculed far-left candidate, Sanders was not receiving the policy-driven coverage he ...


Good for More than Just Syrup: Middlebury Maple Run 2019

Hundreds of hopeful half-marathoners took off from the starting line at Porter Hospital to run in the Middlebury Maple Run on Sunday, May 5. The race began at 9 a.m., and runners could look forward to a scenic yet hilly trail crisscrossing Middlebury and featuring views of the Green and Adirondack Mountains. ...


The Inside Scoop on Vermont Creemees

 It’s finally warm out, and for Vermonters, that means it’s creemee season. To those unfamiliar with the iconic frozen treat, a creemee is just soft-serve ice cream but with a fun Vermont nickname. Early May is opening season for many creemee stands. As an ice cream aficionado, I decided to celebrate ...

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Middlebury Panthers Coach Aspiring Young Athletes

Every Monday this past April, the Middlebury men’s and women’s lacrosse teams have hosted local youth at lacrosse clinics. Guided by head women’s lacrosse coach Kate Livesay and her staff, student athletes on both teams have taught dozens of kids in the Panther Lacrosse Clinic. Coach Livesay, ...


A Signature Away From Permanent Change to Indigenous People’s Day

Columbus Day may soon become Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Vermont, thanks to a bill (S.68) passed by the Senate on April 17. The bill was met with resounding approval, and will become a permanent change once it receives Gov. Phil Scott’s signature. For several years, Scott has signed the executive ...


Vision for Vermont: The Green Mountain State’s Future

Last September, 100 people from all over Vermont gathered at the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton to discuss their visions for their state’s future. Activist Fran Putnam led the charge, with Middlebury College Economics Professor Jon Isham acting as a moderator for the event. Today, these Vermonters have ...


First Responders: Middlebury Students Take to Local EMS and Fire

It was mid-afternoon when David Cohen ’20 got the call. Two automobiles on a Vermont state highway had collided head on. One of the victims was still pinned in the driver’s seat, the car’s dashboard compressed on her lower body.  “I got suited up into the extrication gear, and started to do ...


A 45th Birthday Present for the Middlebury Farmers Market

The beloved Middlebury Farmers Market turns 45 this summer, and it’s sharing its birthday present with the whole community. Along with its usual array of locally sourced fruits, vegetables, baked goods and crafts, this year the market is vying to serve as more than just the best source for fresh baked ...


NER’s Vermont Reading Showcases Up-And-Coming Fiction Writers

An eager crowd filled the Vermont Book Shop to listen to fiction readings presented by the New England Review (NER) as part of its Vermont Reading Series last Thursday, April 18. Three up-and-coming fiction authors, Kylie Winger ’19, Brad Felver and David Moats read select passages from their works ...


Legislative Protections for Abortion Rights Clear Vermont Senate

MONTPELIER — This past Wednesday, April 13, the Vermont House of Representatives held a hearing for State Representatives to listen to constituent testimony about Proposition 5, a proposed state constitutional amendment over the Right to Personal Reproductive Liberty. Feminist Action at Middlebury ...


Back on Shelves: Greg’s Meat Market to Re-Open

Tony Neri, local businessman and owner of several retail locations throughout Middlebury, is tackling a new project: reopening the much-beloved Greg’s Meat Market on Elm Street. Greg Wry, the long-time owner of the Market, sold it to Bart Livin in 2010, who ran it for six years before filing for bankruptcy ...

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Town Lands $62,500 Planning Grant

The town of Middlebury received a $62,500 grant from the state government to begin planning for the future of its downtown area. The award came through the “Better Connections” program, a partnership between the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. ...

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VT Maple Syrup Production Rides Out Difficult Season

Vermont is the nation’s leading maple syrup producer, generating almost 2 million gallons annually — nearly half the country’s total crop. An essential feature of the state’s economy and national identity, this staple product may now be in danger as persistent low temperatures and snowfall shorten ...


VT Ranked Top in Gender Equality, But Experts Say There’s Work to Do

Vermont has been ranked number one overall for 2019 in Bloomberg's annual report on gender equality. This is the third year in a row that Vermont has led the rankings in the yearly report. The state was also ranked number 6 for women in leadership, and received high scores in the report’s five categories ...


One Week Later, Activists Reflect on Climate Walk

Two weeks ago, extensive collaboration among members of Middlebury’s Sunday Night Environmental Group (SNEG) and a number of local and statewide activist organizations culminated in the “Next Steps: Climate Solutions Walk.” Protesters joined in for as much of the 5-day, 65-mile walk as they could, ...