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Middlebury police need more storage space; new facility likely

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials are discussing ways to solve the local police force's current lack of reliable storage space, a problem that could drive the need for a new building near the department's headquarters off Seymour Street.

The silver lining to the problem is the community already has money on hand that could at least partially bankroll a solution.

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Ralston considers Senate bid as independent

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Coffee Company founder and CEO Paul Ralston of New Haven will likely run as an independent for the state Senate, should he decide to officially enter the race.

The former Middlebury state representative, who now lives in New Haven, continues to weigh the pros and cons of committing to a run for one of the two Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. Incumbent Sen. Chris Bray, D-New Haven, Middlebury Democrat Ruth Hardy and Addison Republican Peter Briggs are already confirmed candidates.

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Christine Hallquist seeks to oust Gov. Scott

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Christine Hallquist enjoys a challenge.

Like taking over the top job at the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) 13 years ago when it was staring into a financial abyss.

Like quitting her job on March 2 to run for governor this November, making her the first transgender gubernatorial candidate in the nation’s history.

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Middlebury Rotarians find home for 48 trees

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Rotary International has for the past 113 years planted seeds of hope throughout the world by helping people get clean water, food, inoculations against disease, and education.

Now members of the massive service group are planting trees — as many as 1.2 million of them worldwide, one for each Rotarian. The project is the brainchild of the organization’s international president, Ian Riseley of Australia, who’s championing the effort as a way of promoting sound environmental stewardship.

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Closing of local diner marks end of an era

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Joyce Sargent can’t travel past The Diner at 66 Merchants Row in Middlebury without thinking of family, food, an occasional good ribbing and the birth of her second child.

“From as far back as I can remember my dad went to (what was then Smith’s Park Restaurant) and met his cronies for coffee and a doughnut or toast every morning around 6 a.m., and mom always wondered why,” Sargent said playfully through an email recounting some of her fondest memories of the community eatery, which will close for good this Sunday, May 27.

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Vermont Coffee Company embraces green energy

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Coffee Company fans now have an extra reason to feel good about savoring their favorite brand of java.

The Middlebury company boasts that it is now the first U.S. coffee roaster to use 100-percent renewable biogas to roast its coffee, sourcing both thermal and electric energy from renewable methane.

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Carol's closes; owner of Middlebury coffee shop cites back taxes

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Regulars of Carol’s Hungry Mind Café at 24 Merchants Row on Monday saw something they’ve been dreading for the past several years as the business has continued to navigate through choppy financial waters: A “Closed” sign.

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Students end their school experience with an epic hike

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — School. You get out of it what you put in, as they say. And at Ripton’s North Branch School, student effort isn’t just measured by the amount of time spent in the classroom or in front of a computer screen.

For graduating 9th-graders, it’s also measured in miles — 23 of them, all associated with an annual three-day backpacking trek along the Long Trail.

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Future of old schoolhouse up in the air

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Members of the Case Street Community Club will soon make some decisions on the future of the historic Quarry Hill School building, a well-preserved throwback to an era when the Vermont education system was made up of one-room schoolhouses.

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Three departments respond to Weybridge house fire

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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WEYBRIDGE — A Wednesday, May 16, blaze tore through a garage at 310 Pine Ridge Lane in Weybridge, though local firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading much to a connected two-story home.

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