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Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023


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Middlebury students reflect on new Amtrak stop in town

Eight months ago, Middlebury became a stop on Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express, which runs from New York Penn Station to Burlington, Vt. As Middlebury’s first passenger train stop in nearly 70 years, the new station marks a major improvement in traveling convenience for both college students and town ...

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Middlebury Sweets: The largest candy store in Vermont

When Blanca Jenne first opened a stationary store behind her home in Cornwall, Vt., she never anticipated the business would turn into Middlebury Sweets, Vermont’s largest candy store and a motel combined. Located at 1395 Route 7, Jenne now proudly sells more than 15,000 different types of candy and ...

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Gather: Middlebury's new community living room

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. 

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After delays, college breaks ground on solar project

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 ...

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The Stone Mill’s Lost Monarch closes permanently

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.  ...

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51 Main, Crooked Ladle Catering set to open downtown in March

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. 

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Ilsley Public Library announces renovation plans

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 ...