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College Snow Bowl Unveils Revamped Website

This winter term, Jeff Dobronyi ’13 and Oliver Sutro ’14 lived every Middlebury student’s dream: they spent nearly every day at the Snow Bowl. These avid skiers weren’t simply there for fun, or even for work (although Dobronyi is on Ski Patrol and Sutro works at the Snow School). Both were ...


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Legislators Debate Sugary Drink Tax

On Wed Feb. 27 the highly debated bill that would impose an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages was approved by the Vermont State House Health Care Committee with a vote of 7-4. The bill was first proposed in December by lead sponsor Rep. Dave Sharpe of Bristol with the support of the Alliance ...


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Vermont Animator Takes Home Oscar

As film-lovers and celebrity-followers alike settled in for the three-and-a-half hour Academy Awards ceremony last Sunday evening, big name actors and directors were on everyone’s minds — from Quentin Tarantino to Daniel Day-Lewis to the lovable Jennifer Lawrence. However, by the end of the night, ...


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Vermont Yankee Unveils Plans to Refuel

  On Wednesday Feb. 20 Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant released a statement saying that it will be conducting its 30th refueling since its opening in 1972. The refueling will happen this spring and require the plant to shut down for several weeks. “[The refueling process] is basically a ...


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Vermont Group Pushes for GMO Labeling

  On Thursday, Feb. 28, a group of 50 gathered at the American Legion in Middlebury, Vt. to connect with the Vermont Right to Know GMO coalition, a group that is campaigning to require the labeling of all food derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the state. Representatives from ...


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National Debate Prompts Evaluation of Vermont Gun Laws

  Montpelier, Vt. — This past Saturday, more than 300 Vermonters gathered at the statehouse in Montpelier to protest recent attempts by Vermont legislators to impose stricter gun control measures in the state. These proposed regulations — prompted in part by the recent Newtown, Conn. tragedy ...


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1 in 8700: David Clark

After 40 years in the library business, Director of Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library David Clark will be retiring next month. Clark noted that he is “lucky because he has really enjoyed his work … other people get into careers that might have been fun at first, but eventually lose interest.” ...


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Snow Bowl Gets Funding for New Bunny Hill

Over the past few years, the Snow Bowl has gone through some dramatic renovations, both in facilities and policy. Though the unpredictable weather during this current ski season has required skiers and boarders to adapt to a variety of snow conditions, the weather now is providing excellent conditions ...


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Vermont Moves to Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

  Montpelier, Vt. – Last Thursday, the Vermont state Senate passed a bill by a margin of 22-8 to allow Vermont physicians to help terminally-ill patients take lethal dosages of prescription drugs. Passage of the bill came only after many hours of debate in a deeply divided senatorial chamber. ...


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Connecting with Community: HOPE

Coming up this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 24, a local poverty-fighting organization called HOPE will host the fundraiser “Ski and Ride for HOPE” at the Snowbowl and the Rikert Nordic Center in Middlebury, Vt. The Middlebury Campus interviewed Sue Byers, the vice-chair of the board for the organization, ...


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Charlotte Solar Panel Array Generates Controversy

Despite the immense benefits of solar energy — it can be used to generate electricity for domestic, commercial or industrial purposes  —  recent developments in the solar energy industry are a concern for many residents of Charlotte, Vt. The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) recently approved ...


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Local Bird Species Faces Climate-Induced Extinction

With super storms like Hurricane Sandy and winter storm Nemo, it is easy to overlook some of the smallest creatures that are affected by more subtle differences that climate change brings. The Bicknell’s thrush, a medium-sized bird virtually identical to the grey-cheeked thrush, is one such victim, ...


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Vermonters Celebrate Obama’s Inauguration in D.C.

  More than 1.2 million people gathered in the National Mall to watch President Barack Obama’s swearing-in on Jan. 21. Before the official celebrations began, though, the numerous Vermonters in Washington, D.C. decided to kickstart the festival in Vermont style. On the night before the official ...


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Wind Debate Divides Vermont

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, during the second week of the 2013 legislative session, state senators Robert Hartwell (D) and Joseph Benning (R) introduced a bill calling for a three-year moratorium on all large-scale wind projects in the state of Vermont to allow for further research and consideration. The bill ...


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$865 Million Project Revamps Northeast Kingdom

The landscape of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is about to experience a dramatic shift, and, remarkably, it has nothing to do with heavy snow. In addition to readying itself for a year of above average snowfall, the remote corner of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom — an area adjacent to the ...


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Vermont Black Heritage Trail Opens in Middlebury

In time to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing announced a Vermont African American Heritage Trail, consisting of 10 educational sites and exhibits that illuminate the history of prominent African Americans in the state. For ...


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UVM Bans the Sale of Bottled Water

On Jan. 1 University of Vermont became one of the first public universities in the country to ban the sale of bottled water on their campus. Bottled water will not be sold in vending machines, or through retail, concessions, catering or residential dining. Many believe that there is no need for the ...


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Pipeline Disturbs Peace in Monkton

During a public meeting at the Monkton, Vt. Firehouse on Jan. 10, Monkton residents did not hesitate to voice their opinions. The meeting provided the Monkton community with an opportunity to converse with senior management of Vermont Gas Systems (VGS). Last December, VGS applied to extend a natural ...




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