Richard Lloyd Tatro Sr., 75, of East Middlebury

RICHARD LLOYD TATRO SR. EAST MIDDLEBURY — Richard Lloyd Tatro Sr., age 75, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, at the home of his son in Leicester. Richard was born in Burlington on Dec. 3, 1947. He was the son of Lloyd and Barbara (LaRose) Tatro. He worked as a groundskeeper and landscaper at Middlebury College for many years. He also farmed at the Hunt Farm. He had worked at Addison County Commission Sales for over 37 years. He loved fishing, hunting and his farming. He is survived by his wife, Judith Tatr … (read more)

East Middlebury historian receives Vt. award

Bruce Yelton of East Middlebury was among the awardees this year, receiving the Individual Achievement award, which honors a person’s work and commitment to local history over an extended period.

Elizabeth “Beth” Patch Wilkinson, 91, of East Middlebury

ELIZABETH “BETH” PATCH WILKINSON EAST MIDDLEBURY — Elizabeth “Beth” Patch Wilkinson died on March 16, 2022. Beth was born on Feb. 19, 1931, in Rutland, daughter of George Oscar Patch Jr. and Elfeda Bartholemew Patch. Beth grew up in Castleton Corners, gra … (read more)

Thomas Jefferson talk set in East Middlebury

The East Middlebury Historical Society will host a presentation on Thomas Jefferson on Wednesday, April 13, at the East Middlebury Methodist Church.

Updated: Local man found dead on ice in Middlebury gorge

Middlebury police are investigating the untimely death of a Middlebury man found deceased on the ice of the Middlebury River in East Middlebury on Sunday evening.

Vernon N. Riley Jr., 74, of East Middlebury

EAST MIDDLEBUTY — Vernon N. Riley Jr., of East Middlebury, Vt., born on Dec. 9, 1946. in Lebanon, Pa., to the late Mary and Vernon Riley Sr., passed away on March 12 after a long cancer illness. Vern was the oldest of three; sister Carolyn (Danyow) Riley, … (read more)

East Middlebury salutes its veterans with a cherished flag

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Early Wednesday morning, a trio of East Middlebury residents gathered at their village’s Sarah Partridge Community House and Library to raise a special flag on a special day. Henry Haskell (who technically resides in Salisbury but really … (read more)

Rogers closes book on career at Sarah Partridge Library

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Mona Rogers had an impressive resume to show off when she interviewed to lead the Sarah Partridge Library in East Middlebury back in 2003. Educator. Business owner. World traveler. And, back in her teen years, experience as an assistant … (read more)

Middlebury passes infrastructure bonds

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on March 3 authorized bonding for a combined total of up to $5.35 million for projects aimed at replacing an aging water main in the Court Square area, fortifying the banks of the Middlebury River to avert future flooding … (read more)

Middlebury Police Log: Police seek help with burglary investigations

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating a Jan. 6 armed robbery at Mac’s Convenience Store on East Main Street. The same business was later the target of a burglar only three days later. As previously reported by the Independent, a handgun-wieldin … (read more)

Armed bandit fires gun at East Middlebury robbery

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are searching for an armed bandit who fired his gun — twice — while robbing Mac’s Convenience Store in East Middlebury on Monday night. At about 10 minutes before 9 p.m. on Jan. 6, a man wearing a green coat, gloves, an … (read more)

East Middlebury walking tour set for Nov. 2

EAST MIDDLEBURY — The East Middlebury Historical Society has developed a self-guided historical “Walking Tour” of the town. The brochure contains photographs, descriptions, and a map that together outlines the development of East Middlebury from the earli … (read more)

One more test for Middlebury River flood project

EAST MIDDLEBURY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will require a study of the potential environmental impacts of a $2 million plan to keep the Middlebury River from jumping its banks in East Middlebury village. This environmental assessment … (read more)

Klohck takes the interim helm at East Midd church

EAST MIDDLEBURY — The members of the East Middlebury United Methodist Church will welcome the Rev. George Klohck on Sunday, Aug. 11, as their interim pastor. Pastor Rev. Bob Bushman, who has served the church for the past six years, gave his final sermon … (read more)

Editorial: Multi-use path in Midd would be a win-win

Several area organizations lent their support at last Monday’s Middlebury selectboard meeting to a proposal to build a multi-use gravel pathway from the Middlebury Union Middle School to East Middlebury. The pathway would depart the existing Trail Around … (read more)