College caps ‘watershed’ year with commencement

MIDDLEBURY — One of the most remarkable things about Middlebury College’s 219th Commencement Saturday afternoon was the way it felt less like a triumph over COVID-19 — though by any measure it was — and more like a celebration of Vermont.“I don’t think I realized how lucky we were to call these Green Mountains home,” said Student Commencement Speaker Nathan Gunesch, who hails from the tiny village of Government Camp, Oregon. “On a foggy morning the clouds veil the base of these hills as if the trees themsel … (read more)

Musical pioneer Anaïs Mitchell to give college commencement address

MIDDLEBURY — Anaïs Mitchell, acclaimed playwright, composer and musician, will deliver the 2021 Middlebury College Commencement address on Saturday, May 29. A New Haven native, 1999 graduate of Mount Abraham Union High School and 2004 Middlebury College g … (read more)

Anais Mitchell to Zoom in for benefit concert

MIDDLEBURY — For the past 10 months those who’ve walked past the Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC) at 6 Main St. have noticed something strange. The sound of silence. But while the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted onsite instruction at the histori … (read more)