New nonprofit helps pet owners in need

A new county nonprofit is working to prevent instances of animal cruelty by ensuring more local pets and their owners have the resources they need to thrive. 

Youth mountain biking club off to strong start

It’s been about three seasons since the 5Town Riders youth mountain biking club got off to the races, and those involved in the program have had a lot to celebrate since then. 

College students give youngsters a global perspective

Looking back on her time at Mount Abraham Union High School, there’s a learning experience 2022 graduate Anna Doucet found to be particularly impactful: visits from presenters involved in the Language in Motion program at Middlebury College. 

Juvenile facility may be in the works for Vergennes

Vermont officials are considering putting a secure juvenile detention facility on state-owned land in Vergennes, but City Manager Ron Redmond said it is not a done deal. 

ACSD now must find three new principals

Heather Raabe, principal of Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial Elementary School, has confirmed she’ll be stepping down at the end of this academic year.

City council backs workforce housing with loan & letters

The Vergennes City Council recently took two actions intended to help developer Peter Kahn build workforce housing in the city.

By the way for Apr. 18

The Addison County Solid Waste Management District will host a free “repair fair” at the American Legion Post 27 at 49 Wilson Road in Middlebury on this Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ANWSD students win big on History Day

Fifteen of the 24 Addison Northwest School District students who presented at the Vermont Historical Society’s annual Vermont History Day Competition placed in the top three of their categories or earned special recognition for the projects they have spen … (read more)

Middlebury sets up new parking ticket appeal process

Folks now have 20 days in which to appeal in writing (up from the previous 10 days). That appeal can be made through the town’s website or at the police headquarters at 1 Lucius Shaw Lane.

Popular Middlebury UPS Store to close

The very popular UPS Store at 105 Court St. in Middlebury will close on May 31, and the building in which it’s been located since 2014 has been sold.

Despite revisions, Slate Valley school budget defeated

Following the second rejection of a spending plan for the school district that serves Orwell late last week, officials hope to float a third spending proposal next month.

Olmstead to lead wildflower walk at Mt. Independence

It’s time for the annual guided walk to look for spring wildflowers at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, April 28, from noon to 2 p.m. Amy Olmsted, a nursery professional for over 25 years, leads this informative walk. Olmste … (read more)

Betsy Sullivan is new city clerk

The newest Vergennes city clerk not only brings extensive office and accounting experience, she should also be a familiar and friendly face to many city residents.

Douglas Orchard barn getting restored

Built in the early 1800s, the iconic bank barn off Basin Harbor Road at Douglas Orchards overlooking Lake Champlain has been part of the Shoreham landscape and local community for a long time.

Wet weather makes manure management a challenge

This season’s extreme precipitation and prolonged saturated soils in Addison County created challenging conditions for spreading manure.