Pesticides threatening pollinators, lawmakers punt on limit to bee-killing poisons

People who tend to honey bees warn that Vermont needs to get serious about regulating neonicotinoid poisons. Legislators passed up their chance to do so.

Starksboro votes to leave MAUSD

More than 200 registered voters turned out at the Robinson Elementary School multipurpose room to vote from the floor on a proposal to exit the Mount Abe school district, and the overwhelming majority said “yes” when the question was finally asked.

Talent and intangibles: Middlebury College’s Ruschil raises the bar

In a game that can feel nerve-wracking, she helps her teammates remember why they play in the first place — for fun. But she is also the best player her coach has worked with.

Big solar array pitched in Middlebury

A developer is seeking state permission to install a 2.2-megawatt solar farm on land off Halladay Road and Middle Road South in Middlebury.

Volunteer drivers get folks where they need to go

Dial-A-Ride depends on volunteer drivers to pick up passengers and give them life-changing access to medical appointments, food shopping and other necessities.

Middlebury kennel eyed for cannabis business

Childhood friends Max Eingorn, Ronald Williams and Zachary Tyson had often talked about going into business together.

College buys land to build affordable housing in Middlebury

One hundred units of workforce housing will be built on land close to downtown Middlebury.

Replacement bridge to link Cornwall, Salisbury

Town officials want public feedback on what type of span will replace the covered bridge destroyed in 2016.

Starksboro pursues exit from MAUSD

Another Mount Abraham Unified School District community has officially launched a campaign to withdraw from the district.

Habitat for Humanity looking for families in need

Finding candidate families for the next home remains difficult even as Vermont’s and Addison County’s lack of affordable and workforce housing continues to make headlines.

Young duo brews up budding coffee empire

When Bud’s Beans came up for sale, Daniel Gutierrez and Grace Futral figured it would make sense for them to buy it and consolidate their percolating coffee empire under one roof.

Town Meeting 2022 Results

Here’s what happened at the 24 town meetings in our coverage area.

Town Meeting Day results — so far

Town Meeting results trickled in on Tuesday night. See tomorrow’s paper for more details.

Peterson taking early retirement from Hannaford Career Center

Fearing he has “turned into a distraction,” Dana Peterson is stepping down from Hannaford Career Center at the end of the school year.

Porter lab gets help from National Guard medics

National Guard medics fill in at pandemic-pinched medical laboratory.

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