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Friday, Jan 21, 2022

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Long-Awaited Boba Comes to Downtown Middlebury

A small child plays by the window of the store as an older man stands at the register, taking orders from arriving customers. When the crowd clears, he strolls over and introduces himself. Andy Li, a small business owner and the owner of Yogurt City in downtown Middlebury, has been living in Vermont ...


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Dinners With Love Brings Joy to Patients and Families in Hospice Care

Every Thursday night across Vermont, volunteers deliver hundreds of meals to hospice patients and their caregivers with Dinners with Love, a Brandon-based non-profit organization.     Dinners with Love has a simple model that can be easily replicated. Patients and their families order food from local ...


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Focus Groups To Shape Future of Ilsley Public Library

MIDDLEBURY – Over the past five months Dana Hart, the new director of the Ilsley Public Library, met with 14 focus groups on a “Tell Me!” tour to explore various ways Ilsley can better meet the needs of the Middlebury community. She introduced some of her findings at an event at the library on ...


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Middlebury Dancers Find Traction on Revamped Rec Center Floors

MIDDLEBURY – Following three days of physical labor and over three months of planning, Middlebury’s Recreation Center at 154 Creek Road received a new dance floor last week. The brainchild of Christal Brown, Chair of the college’s Dance Department, the floor’s upgrade came to fruition after ...


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Direct Democracy, Previewed: This Year’s Town Meeting Day

MIDDLEBURY – In the 1800s, Middlebury residents faced a problem: pig protocol. Should local pigs be allowed to freely roam the streets? Would it be more beneficial to keep all of them fenced in? Unable to come to a conclusion, those residents did the same thing Vermonters will do next month: they ...


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Onlookers Ogle Owls at Annual Quechee Festival

QUECHEE – Last weekend, birding enthusiasts and amateurs alike congregated in the Eastern Vermont village of Quechee for the fourth annual Owl Festival, hosted at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS).  Hundreds of attendees — college students, older couples, families with owl-costumed ...


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Middlebury Shelters Grapple with Increased Demand, Facing Harsh Weather

MIDDLEBURY - Homelessness in Vermont is sometimes hidden within the state’s signature rolling green hills and idyllic pastures. Though the issue may not be as obvious or prevalent in Vermont as in urban centers across the country, it is nonetheless a serious and growing problem. The Vermont Coalition ...


The Setonian

Vermont’s Budding Industry: Next State to Tax & Regulate Cannabis?

For those Vermonters advocating for a tax-and-regulate cannabis market, new legislation moving through both the House and the Senate could herald welcome changes. A bill proposed by Representative Sam Young (D-Greensboro) on Friday, Feb. 8, would progressively implement a commercial marijuana market ...


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Addison Central Teens Learn Boat Building

MIDDLEBURY - For many Middlebury families, February break often serves as a time to spend time with loved ones or enjoy winter sports. Rather than heading to the Snow Bowl or Sugar Bush, however, some Middlebury area teens chose to spend their break working  on something that won’t become useful  ...