Schools seeking workers: paras, subs & janitors in short supply

Public schools across Addison County have been hit by the same worker shortage that has affected most other Vermont employers. All local school districts are having difficulty hiring support staff and substitute teachers.

Businesses to fill hole in Middlebury’s downtown

The long-vacant, 4,300-square-foot storefront at 51 Main St. in downtown Middlebury will come back to life next spring with a mixture of food, retail, entertainment, bar and event spaces.

What are Medicare choices?

If you want to change your Medicare enrollment for the coming year you need to make that change by next Wednesday, Dec. 7 — did you know that?

Firefighters save North Ferrisburgh building

21 firefighters from 6 departments fought a fire at the old woolen mill off Hollow Road late Wednesday night.

MAUSD sees spending fall but taxes rise

Mount Abraham Unified School District officials are anticipating a nearly 7% increase in per student spending for Fiscal Year 2024, driven by continued declining enrollment in the district and an increase in some expenses like healthcare premiums.

Hunters happy with rifle season

After a slow start to Vermont’s 16-day rifle season for deer locally, hunters brought a near-record number of bucks to be weighed at Addison County’s wildlife reporting stations.

ACSD mulls capital bond in 2024

Addison Central School District (ACSD) directors on Monday began discussing the potential for a multi-million-dollar bond proposal to address repairs, deferred maintenance and code deficiencies within the ACSD’s nine school buildings.

By the way for Dec. 1

Winter is around the corner, and many are worried about their heating bills. The good news is that help is available for individuals and families to stay safe and warm this winter.

Vekos to begin as state’s attorney Dec. 5

It looks like Addison County State’s Attorney-elect Eva Vekos will begin her job before the traditional starting date of Feb. 1.

Starksboro projects aid pollinators and other wildlife

A white clapboard church sits on Route 116 in the center of Starksboro village. At the front steps of this Baptist church are two container gardens, now home to pollinator-friendly plants. 

Ideas sought to boost health care access

Wanted: Ideas on how to give marginalized groups — such as migrant farm workers — better access to health care services in Addison County.

Monkton finds buyer for former library

Monkton has made strides in its work revitalizing the town’s historic buildings. 

Mt. Abe rowers place in regional contest

Nearly 70 youth rowers from Chittenden and Addison County middle and high schools competed in the Icebreaker Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championship in Fort Point Channel in Boston, Mass., on Saturday, Nov. 19.

North Branch students take a deep look at nature through drawing

All fall, every week, the 26 students in the Ripton school have been venturing outside with their science journals, drawing what they find in the woods, in the rivers, among the ferns and tree stumps, on the forest floor, or in the leaf-litter.

Ferrisburgh students stage a fantastic ‘Mr. Fox’

“These horrible crooks, so different in looks, are nonetheless equally mean!” 

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