See a local film on how it feels to have Alzheimer’s

Learn about the disease in a documentary film by a local woman who knows first hand. Plus there will be experts and caregivers there to lead a discussion.

East Middlebury flood mitigation project proves itself

A recently completed $2 million project aimed at safeguarding East Middlebury from an at-times unbridled Middlebury River appears to be paying off, said local officials.

East Middlebury Ironworks site gets historic marker

The East Middlebury Historical Society this past Sunday, May 29, unveiled a new sign that members hope will steer more people to the iron works, which cranked out product from roughly 1831 to 1890.

Local woman recounts her breast cancer journey

“For me, it was like being in the worst game show ever. Doors number one, two and three — all the choices stink. It’s a lot of pressure, a lot of scariness.”

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 worke … (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)