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Vermont Ski Industry Faces an Uncertain Future

Ascutney Mountain Resort, located in Brownsville, Vt. is poised to enter its third consecutive winter of inactivity. The mountain resort operated 57 trails and six lifts across 200 square miles and 1800 vertical feet of skiable terrain until 2010 when it filed bankruptcy. Ascutney is the most recent ...


The Setonian

Vermont Steps Closer to Health Benefits Despite Heated Debates

Since President of the United States Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010 — enacting comprehensive health insurance reforms in the United States ­— Vermont state officials have been working hard to adjust Green Mountain Care Medicaid to meet the requirements of a ...


The Setonian

Connecting with Community: Habitat for Humanity

Of all the smells I associate with autumn — crispy leaves, fresh apples, chilly air — one has been conspicuously absent. I will forever equate that smell — the distinct fragrance of pine sawdust — with weekly Habitat for Humanity builds during the fall of my freshman year. Unfortunately, building ...


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Connecting with Community: DREAM

Directing through Research, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring (DREAM) is about building community, and in my opinion, working towards building community has been the most important and most rewarding experience I have encountered. There is a beautiful old African proverb, “It takes a village to ...


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MALT Makes Progress with New Director

On Sept. 17, the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) hired a new executive director, Carl Robinson, to oversee all of the current and future projects in store for the organization. The land trust was incorporated in 1987 with a mission to preserve green space in the town of Middlebury. Since then, they’ve ...


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Middlebury Resident Dies in Gunfight

George Demarais, 57-year-old Middlebury resident, engaged members of the Middlebury Police Department in a gunfight that lasted for nearly 45 minutes last Thursday, Oct. 4 and ended in his own death. Police responders arrived at Demarais’ home — located on a wooded lot along Vermont 116 near the ...


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Vermont Yankee Faces an Uncertain Future

Plans to export low-level waste from Vermont to Texas came to fruition in early September 2012 with the first shipment of a 90-gallon drum of low-level radioactive waste to a nuclear waste control facility in Andrews County, Texas. The shipment of waste — facilitated by the Texas-Vermont Low-Level ...


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Ride, Roast, and Rock 2012

The Ride, Roast & Rock is the major annual fundraiser for Addison Central Teens (ACT), including a biking tour ranging from eight to 54 miles, a pig roast and live music from the Horse Traders at the Middlebury Town Green.


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Mosquito-Borne Virus Takes Two Lives

On Sept. 4 concerned Vermonters gathered together in the Brandon Town Hall for a public informational meeting held by state officials regarding the recent outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the Brandon area. The deputy secretary of agriculture, the chief of the pesticide division, three ...


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Marijuana Dispensaries Make Burlington Ballot

Along with the bike path tax, the Burlington City Council recently voted in favor of putting another new item on the ballot this November: a marijuana referendum. After hearing the public’s opinion at the polls, the city will determine whether or not to open up the state’s first two dispensaries ...


The Setonian

Champagne Shop Offers Culture

Nancy Weber-Curth opened one of the only sparkling wine and champagne bars in the country on College Street in May. The shop, situated just a few minutes’ walk from campus, was designed as a place where upper-classmen, faculty and local townspeople can have a seat, relax and celebrate the day. The ...


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Marquis Employee Faces Embezzlement Charges

On Sept. 10, the Middlebury Police opened a criminal investigation into the alleged embezzlement of $20,000 from the Marquis Theater in downtown Middlebury. The owner of the theater has reportedly procured a signed confession from the employee who took the money, but the investigation is ongoing. Middlebury ...


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Students Take On Spartan Adventure Race

On Sept. 22 and Sept. 23, participants of all ages lined up in Killington, Vt. to test their mettle in the Spartan Race, one of the world’s most physically demanding adventure races. Adventure races, or expedition races, are an increasingly popular type of race in which participants run, jump, climb ...


The Setonian

1 in 8700: Margaret Brande

Middlebury students enjoy a uniquely flexible and varied dining experience. Unhindered by a restrictive meal plan, students can come and go as the please during the morning, afternoon and evening and enjoy freshly prepared arranged foods from a variety of fresh local sources. Every day, students can ...


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Van Jones inspires at VNRC 50th Anniversary

Last Saturday, Sept. 22, students rode north to Shelburne Farms to mingle with some of the state’s and the nation’s strongest environmental voices — including celebrated author and environmental activist Van Jones — all in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Vermont Natural Resources ...


The Setonian

Reality TV Comes to Local Dealership

After releasing films like The Hunger Games and The Expendables 2 this summer, the Lionsgate production company has recently started filming an eight episode series called Family Trade about G Stone Motors, a car dealership on Route 7 just outside Middlebury, Vt. The premise for the show centers around ...


The Setonian

Tour de Farms: Local Food and Local Fun

On Sept. 16, in Shoreham, Vt., 581 avid cyclists and foodies gathered for the 5th Annual Le Tour de Farms. Passionate about active lifestyles and local foods, it comes as no surprise that Vermonters  host the popular "Tour de Farms" each year. Le Tour de Farms is a cross between a farmer's market ...


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Vermonters Drop in on Local Brewery

Vermont is famous for the quality of its food products – Vermont cheddar cheese, Ben and Jerry's ice cream and the country's finest maple syrup are three of Vermont's edible exports for which the rest of the country is eternally grateful. While these three delicacies are fixtures in the world of American ...


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College Donates for Local Public Transit

Many students use Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) as an inexpensive means of public transportation, and a recent grant from the College will expand the benefits that accompany this resource. The $100,000 grant, awarded last June, is being applied to a new Community Transportation Center on Creek ...




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