Real estate market appears to be stabilizing

Brokers say demand is still strong, but higher interest rates can be a drag.

VELCO to overhaul its Middlebury substation

The company that builds and manages Vermont’s high-voltage electric transmission system is seeking permission to complete a $14 million overhaul of its Middlebury substation off Quarry Road. 

Bristol selectboard considers installing bus shelters

The town of Bristol has been offered three bus shelters as part of a pilot program through the Vermont Agency of Transportation, AARP and Waitsfield’s Yestermorrow Design/Build School.

Four new members join the ACSD board, one incumbent re-elected

Addison Central School District voters on Tuesday filled five seats on the ACSD’s 13-member governing board, with four of those spots decided in hotly contested elections.

Town Meeting 2023 results — so far

Here are the key takeaways from town meetings around the county. Find full results in Thursday’s paper.

Town Meeting 2023 Preview

Here’s what to expect at each of the town meetings in Addison County this week.

Nonprofits are building a case for housing

Local advocates for the homeless continue to battle for resources to assist one of the state’s most vulnerable populations, and they’ve developed another currency — to go along with people power and dollars — to assist in their efforts: Information.

Meet the Vergennes council candidates

Four candidates are on the March 7 ballot in Vergennes seeking two-year terms on the Vergennes City Council.

Two vying for seat on Vergennes-area school board

The Town Meeting Day ballot sees two candidates, Margaret Carrera-Bly and Chrystal Little, both seeking a term on the Addison Northwest School District Board.

Firefighters busy in extreme cold; blaze destroys a Middlebury garage

No one was injured, but a fire near downtown Middlebury on Saturday morning destroyed a garage and brought out 38 firefighters from three area towns in sub-zero temperatures.

Middlebury placed on fast track for housing

Middlebury has earned a Neighborhood Development Area, or NDA, designation from the state for a large swath of property in its core village area.

Passenger rail gathers momentum

The recently expanded Ethan Allen Express passenger rail service is exceeding state officials’ expectations, while providing a boost for Addison County travelers, innkeepers, students and merchants.

Gov. Scott tries to keep state budget ‘lean’ despite record revenues

The Vermont governor says the state must not use a federal funds windfall to pay for ongoing commitments.

UPDATED: Lincoln DRB chair resigns over comments he made

An attorney complained that Brian Frazier made unprofessional comments at a public meeting.

Local lawmakers helm five committees

Addison County lawmakers will wield significant influence in shaping the state’s legislative agenda for the next two years, as our local delegation has snagged three committee chairmanships in the House and two in the Senate.