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Wind Energy Debate Explodes Across Vermont

On Aug. 6, six demonstrators were arrested in Lowell, Vt. at the site of the Kingdom Community Wind Project. These six demonstrators, members of a fifty-person protest group assembled to voice their disapproval of commercial wind-farming, bringing the total number of arrests made at this site to 15. ...


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Looking Back on Irene's Anniversary

On Aug. 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene tore through Vermont, destroying bridges, washing out roads, taking houses and even six human lives with record-breaking winds and floods. Now, one year into recovery, communities all across Vermont have come together to remember the flood, to mourn all that was ...


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Runners rock 13.1 at Middlebury Maple Run

Roughly 800 runners gathered at the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association on Sunday, May 1 in preparation for the 13.1-mile challenge before them — the 2011 Middlebury Maple Run. The event, which is now in its third year, drew a crowd from across New England. About 40 percent of the participants ...


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Sanders publicizes book through actions, if not visit

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history, represents something different in politics. For many Vermonters in the Middlebury community and in Addison County, Sanders understands local needs better than anyone else. “We have just one congressman ...


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Locals find vintage flair at Clementine

Clementine, located at 58 Main Street, resembles a European, dreamy, old-world artisanal shop. It is easy to get lost amidst the leather journals, antique spoons, peacock feathers and lavender sachets. When designing the store, Emily Blistein, the storeowner, sought to evoke “an old haberdashery, ...


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Middlebury resident crafts innovative GLBTQ project

April 7 marked the second anniversary of the passing of the Marriage Equity Act that legalized same-sex marriage in Vermont. The group that spearheaded the movement, Vermont Freedom to Marry, continues to fight for universal equality today. Madeleine Winterfalcon, assistant in academic administration, ...


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ACoRN meeting addresses future plans

Over 100 people gathered from across the county to learn about plans for the upcoming year at the Addison County Relocalization Network’s (ACoRN) annual meeting on April 14. Lincoln Peak Vineyard, located at 142 River Road in New Haven, Vt., hosted the event. Ben Hewitt, author of The Town that Food ...


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1 in 8700: Richard Cole

Though he did not know it at the time, Richard Cole’s decision to join a scout group as a freshman at Middlebury Union High School (MUHS) would have meaningful implications long after his days as a student. His involvement in the organization, which worked with the town’s fire department, eventually ...


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Candy haven satisfies local sweet tooth

Upon entering Middlebury Sweets in East Middlebury, one immediately notices the colors — from the bright yellow, red and purple walls to the gumball displays on the tables. The shelves are lined with Pez dispensers, M&M paraphernalia and themed monopoly boards, which Blanca Jenne, who owns the ...


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The Pragmatist

A class visit to the statehouse in Montpelier last Thursday brought back a surge of memories — pages in green blazers darted up and down stairs, delivering messages. A large troupe of schoolchildren filed through the halls, meeting with the governor and legislators. A typical day at the Vermont state ...


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Local Lowdown

Bernie Sanders book signing April 28, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Senator Bernie Sanders, the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history, will make an appearance at the Vermont Book Shop. The Vermont Senator will sign copies of his new book, The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate ...


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Shed your winter coat

Need a spruce up for the spring? Ready to “shed your winter coat?” A campus staff writer explores the town options for a new spring ‘do. Texture Salon (802) 388 – 9449 34 North Pleasant Street Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hair Cuts: $20-$25 for men, $35-$55 for women Texture ...


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Shop shares passion for knitting, beading

On June 23, 2010, Cacklin’ Hens: Vermont Yarn, Beads and Gift Emporium made its Middlebury debut. The store, located at 383 Exchange Street, opened soon after Main Street’s Vermont Beads and Fibers closed for business. Cacklin’ Hens’ owner, Cheryl Burnham, who is also the theatre department ...


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One in 8700

Raj Bhakta is a man of many passions, and his life thus far has been about following those passions. Only in his 30s, Bhakta has already accomplished more than most do in a lifetime. “My life shows the effective employment of attention deficit disorder,” said Bhakta. Some of Bhakta’s long held ...


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Local Lowdown

Cabaret performance April 21, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Enjoy a night out on the town! Tonight, singer Sarah Stone will perform at the Town Hall Theater (THT) as part of its ongoing cabaret series. Fred Barnes will accompany Stone, who plays Laverne Devoe, a singer attempting to make a big comeback. Refreshments ...


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Summit addresses agriculture in school

On Tuesday, Apr. 5, Middlebury Union High School hosted the second annual Stone Soup summit, which brought together Addison County’s thriving Farm to School (F2S) programs. The event was sponsored by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACoRN). Teachers, farmers, students and community members ...


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1 in 8700: Father Terence Gleeson

A native of Sydney, Australia, former resident of New York City, and current reverend at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury, Terence Gleeson is gearing up for his next big move: future Rector of All Saints in Palo Alto, Calif. “Palo Alto is one of the most exciting and creative zip codes ...




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