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Saturday, Dec 9, 2023



Cold Brews, Hot Takes: The Campus Guide to Local Breweries

Last Thursday, I turned 21. Being in Vermont, I decided to celebrate the occasion not by throwing a Busch-fueled dorm room pregame, but with a local, authentic drinking experience: a craft brewery tour. When I looked for places to visit, though, I found a lack of guidance. The Vermont Brewers Association ...

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Marijuana in Vermont: What’s Been Happening and What’s to Come

Over the past year, the legal use of marijuana has been attracting more and more attention in Vermont. Just last month, PhytoCare, a cannabis company from Waterbury, opened the state’s fifth licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Bennington. The dispensary is capitalizing on the interest in cannabis ...

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Alumni Reflect on Post-Grad Life in Vermont

MIDDLEBURY — Standing between the exposed brick walls and raw wooden beams of his office, Evan Deutsch ’12.5 began describing his path from graduation to where he now works, at a design agency he co-founded with fellow Middlebury alum Jon Portman ’13 four years ago. His story— turning down a ...


Vermont Brewery Bill Strengthens Autonomy of Local Companies

MIDDLEBURY — Earlier this month, the Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill changing the relationship between small breweries and distributors in the state. The bill now goes to the Senate, which is set to vote in the coming weeks. If ratified, the new law would give brewers more flexibility ...


Ben of Ben & Jerry’s Arrested at Protest

BURLINGTON — Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream, was arrested in Burlington last Tuesday for violating the city’s noise ordinances. He and two other activists were protesting the proposal to bring F-35 fighter jets to Burlington International Airport. From speakers attached to ...


Fuentes-George Vies for Selectboard Seat

MIDDLEBURY — Lindsey Fuentes-George, a Middlebury human services worker, is entering the race for one of two available spots on the town select-board. She is running against two experienced candidates, incumbent Farhad Khan and former selectboard-member Gary Baker. The Middlebury Selectboard is a ...

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