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.

UPDATED: MUHS Principal Justin Campbell quits

MUHS drivers ed teacher George Rooney compared the mood of a teachers’ meeting following the Campbell announcement to a funeral service.

Pocock and farmers market are returning to Bristol

Folks in the 5-town area in and around Bristol have a lot to look forward to, as two well-loved community events are slated to return this summer.

Cornwall woman appointed to ACSD board

The Addison Central School District Board on Tuesday picked Ellen Whelan-Wuest to temporarily fill the Cornwall spot on the panel recently vacated by incumbent Peter Conlon.

MAUSD spending up, but tax rate is falling

The Mount Abraham Unified School District board has an adopted a budget for fiscal year 2024 to put before voters that, despite a 15.52% increase in the cost per equalized pupil, is expected to translate into a decrease in the education tax rate for the r … (read more)

ANWSD budget rises; hammer falls on taxes

The Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) budget that voters will consider on Town Meeting Day calls for a 13.4% spending increase but property tax rate increases are expected to be a fraction of that.

Middlebury voters to field $3.5M water tank bond

The bond will build a new water storage tank on Chipman Hill to supplement the current, 1.5 million-gallon receptacle in that same area that delivers municipal water to 6,000 year-round consumers.

By the way for Jan. 26

Kudos to Middlebury’s Haymaker Bun Co., which has been picked as one of 20 semi-finalists for a prestigious 2023 James Beard Foundation award in the category of “Outstanding Bakery.”

MIdd UCC childcare center moves forward

The “Red Clover Childcare Center,” as it will be called, will open later this year.

Middlebury noise law enacted

The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the town’s noise ordinance that will require loud revelers to tone down their activities two hours earlier on Friday and Saturday nights.

Entries sought for fifth annual Weybridge Haiku Contest

Weybridge’s haiku contests for the past two pandemic years have asked writers to open their hearts and imaginations and address the challenging world around them.

ACSD picks consultant for superintendent search

The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board has decided to contract with McPherson & Jacobson LLC of Omaha, Neb., to assist in its search for a new superintendent.

Vermont Civics & Engagement position created

As she begins her term, Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas plans to make civics education and engagement a major facet of her work.

GIV application deadline is March 31

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) has just opened applications for the 2023 offerings of its residential summer programs.

Vermont State Police Log: Route 30 crash sends two to the hospital

Two people were sent to the hospital — one by helicopter — after their car went off Route 30 in Cornwall and hit a tree this past Thursday morning.