Mount Abe school budget fails at ballot box again (UPDATED)

Voters in the Mount Abraham Unified School District on Tuesday defeated a proposed $35.9 million spending plan by 57 votes.

Lincoln man helps rebuild Notre Dame cathedral

Will Wallace-Gusakov has spent much of his life designing, building and restoring wooden structures in and outside of Vermont. Recently, the seasoned woodworker has found himself newly inspired after completing a once-in-a-lifetime project.  

Vermonters (and lots of visitors) enjoy the solar eclipse

Just before totality began on Monday, the DJ at the Middlebury recreation fields wrapped up “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” and a brief silence fell. Then the sun completely disappeared, and the crowd went wild.

Middlebury preps for today’s eclipse

Middlebury is closing a few roads and is urging people to be prepared and be courteous.

A young life back from the brink

The devastating event happened 10 years ago, on April 1, 2014, but Karly McConnell relives it every day.

Local lawmakers call for Vekos resignation

After she got a DUI charge, was criticized for some of her practices and lost her law license, most local lawmakers say they’ve had enough of State’s Attorney Eva Vekos.

New report confirms major student unrest in the ACSD

Thanks to new software and reporting requirements, the Addison Central School District has, for the past seven months, been able to chart both minor and major K-12 student behavior incidents on its campuses. And the numbers aren’t pretty.

Starksboro Rep. Caleb Elder to run for state Senate

Democratic state Rep. Caleb Elder of Starksboro won’t seek reelection; he will instead run for one of the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington, Rochester and Buel’s Gore.

Middlebury police to launch drone program

The program will give local officers an extra set of high-in-the-sky eyes to help find missing persons, monitor active-shooter situations, inspect natural-disaster areas, and document crime and accident scenes.

Major Starksboro sugarworks changes hands

Sugarmaker Dave Folino has spent over four decades tapping trees in the woods of Starksboro’s Hillsboro Mountain. 

Teacher brings back lessons from Morocco

Michelle Steele returned to her MUHS French classroom last month after having spent the previous four months on a Fulbright sabbatical in Morocco. While there, she interviewed 30 teachers in eight schools stretching from Casablanca to Guelmim, studying wa … (read more)

Young mother seeks kidney transplant

July 2, 2023, is a day that Middlebury resident Demitria Kirby will remember for the rest of her life. 

Police provide arrest details after county prosecutor Eva Vekos pleads innocent of drunken driving

Addison County State’s Attorney Eva Vekos on Monday pleaded not guilty in court to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

Cornwall explores outdoor recreation hub

A group of Cornwall residents is busily working on a plan to transform two acres of town-owned land into a local recreation hub with plenty of activity options for people of all ages.

Vergennes boatbuilder completes large project in Japan, will speak at college

Douglas Brooks has just returned to his home in Vergennes from two months in Japan, his third trip there in the last year. It was part of an ambitious project building six 36-foot long wooden river boats for the Kumagawa Kudari, a company in Kyushu that t … (read more)