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 ways to make French curriculum more reflective of the diverse communities in which it is spoken.

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)

Young Lions Club does good work

Over the past 10 months, a group of Vergennes-area teens have built a playground at the John Graham Shelter, installed an owl barn at the Otter Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, worked at book sales and fish dinners, rake the grounds at D.A.R. John St … (read more)

Four-level building OK’d in downtown Midd

The Middlebury Development Review Board has unanimously OK’d a mixed-use building on South Pleasant Street that will host offices for Marble Trail Financial and a penthouse residence for that business’s owners.

Munschauer gives a piece of himself each holiday season

If you’re fortunate enough to be one of the 56 people on Dr. Tom Munschauer’s Christmas card list, you’ve just received a small sampling of his creative oeuvre: A watercolor painting depicting a wondrous winter scene. He’s been creating them each holiday … (read more)

Rain prompts Middlebury road closures, early school dismissal

Persistent rain flooded some roads in Middlebury on Monday, prompting the Addison Central School District to close schools in town early.

Boom! Demolition clearing the way for Vergennes senior housing project

Blasting ledge could begin on Monday in Vergennes as work on the $25 million Vergennes Grand Senior Living project in the heart of the city gets underway.

Lawmakers talk progress on climate bills, future work

Two state lawmakers are urging Addison County folks not to ease up on efforts to battle climate change.

Dustin Hunt makes the move to MUMS

Dustin Hunt always knew he wanted to work with children in the field of athletics. He got an opportunity to do just that during a 14-year stint with Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department (MPRD), five of those years as its superintendent.

College seeks $600M to enhance experience

Middlebury College has launched the public phase of the largest fundraising campaign in the institution’s 223-year history. What would all this money buy?

Big projects to bring more childcare slots

The Middlebury area will see a major infusion of much-needed childcare slots during the next two years, thanks to a big expansion of an established center and the launch of a new one.

Police affidavit points to accidental gunshot in Bristol killing

A 14-year-old Burlington youth pleaded innocent to charges of second degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the case of a shooting in Bristol Monday evening.

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