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Life as a photographer: James P. Blair reflects on 'Being There'

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — To a room of more than 20 guests, James P. Blair stood strongly in front of his oxygen machine and welcomed the audience to the opening of his retrospective exhibit in the Middlebury College Museum of Art. “Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair” opened on Friday, May 24, and in 50 images traces the 88-year-old’s career as a photographer with National Geographic Magazine.

“This is a remarkable experience for me,” Blair said on Friday.

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Middlebury College graduates urged to 'get close'

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — At Middlebury College’s 218th graduation ceremony on Sunday, student speaker Angie McCarthy confessed that during her freshman year she’d considered transferring to another school.

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A Midd grad learns a new Chinese language, reconnects with family history

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — Graduation weekend at Middlebury College probably generated more than 100,000 photographs. Pegged at the standard rate (a picture is worth a thousand words), that comes to more than 100 million words.

A crude, tall-tale sort of math, to be sure, but it illustrates both the vast acreage of language available to us and the challenge of harvesting meaning from it.

Ricky Zhou undertook that challenge as a freshman at Middlebury, though he might not have known it at the time. On a whim, he signed up for Chinese 101.

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Middlebury considers the future of Creek Road

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard will soon invite public feedback on a new report suggesting four options for fixing flood-damaged Creek Road. Options range from spending around $4.9 million to reopen the road from Route 7 to Three Mile Bride Road, to $671,563 to make the most dire repairs up to the Bingham property, where Creek Road would stay closed to vehicular traffic.

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Vermont child porn probe nets two county residents

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Two Addison County residents were among the eight men arrested in mid-May for possession and/or promotion of child pornography, according to a Wednesday press release issued jointly by Attorney General T. J. Donovan and U.S. Attorney Christina E. Nolan.

Among those arrested after a joint statewide investigation called Operation Bada Bing were Mark Hulett, 48, of Ferrisburgh and Uriah Shows, 29, of Middlebury.

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A look at the benefits of universal school meals

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Universal school meals, a program in which public schools would stop charging families for their kids’ breakfasts and lunches during the academic year, have already proven their worth in Vermont districts that have implemented the program, according to Anore Horton, executive director of Hunger Free Vermont.

The University of Vermont recently released the results of a two-year study into the benefits of the program.

It revealed, among other things:

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'Applying to College' workshop set for June 7 in Middlebury

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The annual “Applying to College” workshop sponsored by the Admissions Office at Middlebury College has been scheduled for Friday, June 7, at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. High school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff as well as students from Vermont high schools and their parents are invited. Preference is given to juniors in high school.

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Middlebury Police Log: Police respond to call for help

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — On May 25, Middlebury police responded to a reported yell for “help” in a South Village Green apartment. Police said the resident had shouted, through the door, that he was hurt and couldn’t move.

Officers forced their way into the apartment and helped the man until Middlebury Regional EMS ambulance staff arrived to take him to Porter Hospital.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Ilsley Library now carries Narcan to fight drug overdoses

Posted on May 26, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library shelves a variety of books about opioid addiction and the recovery process for those held in its insidious grasp.

Now the library has a more immediate lifesaving tool on hand for patrons who suffer an overdose during visits.

It’s called Narcan, the brand name for Naloxone, which can be given to someone suffering from an overdose to bring them back from the brink. 

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Protesters give legislators an F for climate work

Posted on May 26, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MONTPELIER — Two Middlebury College students and a Montpelier high school student were arraigned in Washington Superior Court late last week on charges stemming from their participation in  a Statehouse protest imploring lawmakers to take action on climate change.

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