Restaurants’ struggle to find qualified help intensifies

MIDDLEBURY — An ongoing labor shortage is forcing an increasing number of area food-service businesses to either reduce their operating hours, transition to takeout only, or temporarily replace some of their in-house hours with a food truck option requiring less staff to manage.In related news, Middlebury College and Better Middlebury Partnership officials are organizing a job fair that would pair college student workers with local businesses in dire need of employees. A specific date and time for the job f … (read more)

$10M in repairs planned for nine mobile home parks to improve affordable housing

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) will soon launch a $2 million effort to install a communal septic system at Middlebury’s Lindale Mobile Home Park in Middlebury.And that’s just a start.The nonprofit ACCT is preparing to make $10 mill … (read more)

Celebrate Henry Sheldon’s 200th birthday this Sunday

MIDDLEBURY — The public is invited to join in the festivities at the Sheldon Museum to celebrate the 200th birthday of museum founder Henry Sheldon on Sunday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Henry’s Birthday Bash will be fun for all ages and will take plac … (read more)

Vermont State Police Log: Man cited for alleged Rt. 22A road rage

ADDISON COUNTY — A road rage incident that began in Addison County last Saturday evening ended with Vermont State Police taking a Colchester man into custody in Rutland County.On Aug. 7 at around 7 p.m. troopers were notified of a road rage incident that … (read more)

Addison County sheriff defends his handling of body cam incident

MIDDLEBURY — At a press conference Wednesday morning called by Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton to provide his own “spin” on events relating to an “unprofessional conduct” complaint against him filed by the Brandon selectboard, and a separate complaint … (read more)

The latest COVID-19 numbers (June 14)

ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont Department of Health (DOH) today, Monday, June 14, is reporting Addison County has again registered zero new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, and only one during the past two weeks. The county has recorded a total o … (read more)

Vermont Adult Learning reopening in Middlebury’s Marble Works

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County branch of Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) is re-opening its center at 99 Maple St. in the Marble Works Historical District in Middlebury. In-person, hybrid and fully online services will be soon available, the latter via VAL’s … (read more)

Chamber of Commerce executive director retiring

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber of Commerce board has accepted the resignation of Executive Director Rob Carter, effective Sept. 25.Board chair Adam Rainville said the directors have “mixed emotions” about Carter’s departure.“We will be sorry to l … (read more)

Addison Press takes 10 firsts, 22 top-three honors at 2021 NENPA award presentation

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Independent and its sister publications Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine and Vermont Sports, have won 10 first place honors among 22 top three finishes at the annual New England Newspaper Press Association convention last week. … (read more)

Has the electric vehicle era finally arrived?

ADDISON COUNTY — If you took the $174 billion President Joe Biden has proposed spending on electric vehicles (EVs) over the next decade and split it evenly according to population, Vermont’s share would come to something like $330 million. Of course, that … (read more)

Spring Auto Feature: Electric Vehicles

Addison Independent Reporter Christopher Ross this week looked deep into the world of Electric Vehicles, or EVs. Learn more about the state of the industry, where it’s headed, and what it means to you. Click on the stories below to read all about EVs. • H … (read more)

Taking the Electric Vehicle plunge: pros and cons

ADDISON COUNTY — Taborri Bruhl and his family in New Haven know a few things about electric vehicles (EVs). “My wife, Susan, and I have driven EVs since 2013, when we leased two Nissan Leafs,” Bruhl told the Independent. “We loved the cars, and when the l … (read more)

Fleets and public transportation are going electric

VERMONT — More than three-quarters of U.S. fleet managers for local and state governments, utilities, universities, private technology companies and delivery services have begun to electrify their vehicle fleets, according to a new report by the Rocky Mou … (read more)

Electric vehicle charging stations in Addison County

Public EV charging stations in Addison County Ferrisburgh DR Power Equipment, 75 Meigs Road, just outside Vergennes Basin Harbor, 4800 Basin Harbor Road   Middlebury Addison County Regional Planning, 14 Seminary St. 121 Cady Road (3) 476 Foote Street (2) … (read more)

By the way for Mar. 25

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department this week closed the trail at Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Addison to hiking because of mud season. The trail will be closed until further notice. The Snake Mountain WMA remains open to hunting and bi … (read more)

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