Vekos would bring defense attorney experience to county prosecutor’s job

Lawyer Eva Vekos would like to see more diversion for minor crimes but stronger prosecution for serious offense if she is elected as Addison County State’s Attorney.

Winning $300 million Powerball ticket purchased in Middlebury

For the first time in Vermont history, the winning Powerball jackpot ticket was sold at a Vermont retailer, Vermont Lottery officials announced today.

Sheriff declines to step down after his arrest

Sheriff Peter Newton rebuffed multiple calls for his resignation, including from Addison County High Bailiff Dave Silberman, who’s limited authority includes serving in the sheriff’s stead if that person is in custody.

County’s Democratic legislators call on sheriff to resign

Lawmakers say legal cloud over Sheriff Newton is too dark and he must resign.

‘The House’ provides a home far away from home

Middlebury residents Annette and Tim Franklin challenge the maxim that there is no place like home.

Big housing project in Middlebury taking shape

An overflow crowd of more than 50 people flooded the Middlebury municipal building conference room on Monday evening to hear details — and provide feedback on — a plan to build more than 88 units of “mixed-income” housing on 35 acres of land off Seminary … (read more)

Ilsley Library makeover gains some momentum

A team working on major upgrades to Middlebury’s Ilsley Library continues to meet, gather information and root out potential funding sources in hopes of potentially presenting the community with a bond request in Nov. 2024.

Study group backs Mt. Abe-ANWSD merger

The committee that has been studying the possibility of merging the Bristol-area Mount Abraham Unified School District and Vergennes-area Addison Northwest School District has decided that, yes, those two districts should become one.

Mount Abe grad lured back to the Green Mountains

Thomas Dickerson just might be at the frontline of a trend reversing the all-too-familiar trend of young people growing up in Vermont then leaving for greener pastures elsewhere.

By the way for Jun. 30

Diana Herasim, the Ukrainian teenager who just completed a year as an exchange student at Middlebury Union High School, on Friday will talk on WBTV radio about her experience here and news she has from her home country.

H.727 changes town withdrawal process

Gov. Phil Scott signed bill H.727 into law on June 7, forcing a handful of Addison County towns to navigate slight changes to the process of withdrawing from their existing school district.

Ripton commits to leave school district in 2023

The Ripton School District board last week voted unanimously to stick to a path that would make the community’s new preK-12 school system operational during the summer of 2023, rather than waiting until 2024.

Locals react to court’s gun ruling

Last Friday, June 24, a team of Addison Independent interns/reporters took to the streets of Middlebury to find out how people were feeling about the Supreme Court’s ruling a day earlier that makes it illegal for New York state to require a gun owner to d … (read more)

Middlebury sets water rates, approves EcoGlobal’s plans

In addition to hearing about progress toward updating Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury selectboard members on Tuesday approved new, fiscal year 2023 water and sewer rates for users.

Monkton community won’t buy general store

Exploratory discussions about operating the Monkton General Store through a Community Supported Enterprise model recently fell through.


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