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Friday, Dec 1, 2023


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Selectboard considers changing noise ordinance to ease town-gown tensions

In a contentious Town of Middlebury Selectboard meeting in late August, wherein several town residents gave public comment about issues related to off-campus student housing, mostly regarding noise and parties, some residents argued that the definition of student housing as having “four or more people” ...

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Q&A with Monique Bonner, owner of Addison West

Monique “Mo” Bonner ’92 is the owner of Addison West — a home and lifestyle store on Main Street in downtown Middlebury. The Campus spoke with Mo last week about Addison West, the store’s new location in Waitsfield and her experience at Middlebury. 

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Effects of CSAC wage raise ripple through agency

Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) raised its pay rate this past May in an attempt to recruit and retain a greater number of employees to the organization. In April, they spent about $1.7 million to raise the wages, funded mostly by an 8% increase in Medicaid rates passed by the Vermont state ...

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New women’s clothing store, Middleton, opens in Middlebury

A new women’s clothing store has recently opened in downtown Middlebury. Middleton, located at 66 Main Street, is co-owned by Elissa Kestner, owner and manager of Monelle Vermont — two boutique stores in Burlington and Shelburne — and Lisa Phelps, owner of Middlebury salon and spa Parlour.  ...


Senator Leahy retires, Welch and Malloy vie for Senate seat

Sen. Patrick Leahy has a 47-year history of representing Vermonters through his long-held seat in the U.S. Senate — a history which will come to an end during this upcoming midterm election. Current Vermont Representative Peter Welch appears to be the favorite to win Leahy’s vacant seat in next ...

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Students, community members rally in support of Reproductive Liberty Amendment

More than 60 Middlebury students and residents rallied at Triangle Park on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. to support the Reproductive Liberty Amendment — Proposition 5, Article 22 — to the Vermont Constitution. The rally was organized by the Middlebury College Democrats and the Addison County Democratic Committee ...

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Ripton votes yes to return to Addison Central School District

The town of Ripton has decided to remain in the Addison Central School District (ACSD) after a vote at the end of September. After a January 2021 vote to withdraw followed by a year-and-a-half long struggle for the town to establish an independent school district, Ripton residents have now voted to ...