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Local businesses safely welcome students back to town

Following the end of campus quarantine on March 5, local businesses are enthusiastically welcoming students back and encouraging them to safely frequent their shops.  Abbey LaMay-West, owner of Vermont’s Own Gifts and Goods, a small business that sells foods and other specialty items made in Vermont, ...


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Addison County shelters & homes adapt to challenges of Covid-19

Since the start of the pandemic, Addison County's robust network of nonprofit organizations has been reworking its services to comply with Vermont’s social distancing protocols and continue collaborative, volunteer-based service. Covid-19-induced challenges, Vermont’s worsening opioid crisis and ...


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Abenaki speaker series continues at CCV through the spring

This spring, the Community College of Vermont (CCV) is hosting a three-part virtual Abenaki speaker series. Jesse Bowman Bruchac delivered the first lecture on Feb. 18 and will be followed by Chief Don Stevens, who is set to give a one-hour presentation this evening, March 18, beginning at 5 p.m. Melody ...


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Students donate over 3,000 lbs of quarantine snacks in food drive

When Middlebury students arrived this semester, their rooms were full of snacks to tide them over through room quarantine. But as the dining halls opened and students could pick up treats from MiddXpress or meals from The Grille, many of those snacks were left uneaten — about 3,000 pounds of them.  Emma ...


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Addison County Restorative Justice bolsters programming amid pandemic

Middlebury-based Addison County Restorative Justice Services (ACRJS) found new ways to facilitate reconciliation and reintegration into society this past year, pivoting to remote services and alternative programming amid the challenges of Covid-19 and renewed calls for racial justice.  “We haven’t ...


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Act 164 may bring retail cannabis to Middlebury

Town residents will determine this coming week if retail cannabis stores can open in Middlebury. The provision on the March 3 ballot is part of a comprehensive regulatory cannabis bill that passed the Vermont Senate in October 2020 and would allow towns to opt-in to permitting cannabis stores within ...


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The Giving Fridge: Buy a plant, give a meal

The Giving Fridge, a plant-filled storefront occupying a once-vacant spot in downtown Middlebury, offers a unique pop-up initiative that allows customers to support local restaurants, combat food security and buy plants — all in one convenient location.