Mount Abe seeks healing after gun scare

After almost 90% of students stayed away from Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School on Friday, Dec. 3, attendance returned to almost normal this week, though not fully.

UPDATED: Police called in as flag conflict escalates at Mt. Abe

Officials from three county law enforcement agencies stood by this morning at Mount Abraham Union High School, which was on full alert after some students had threatened to bring weapons to school following a school ban on flag-related attire.

MUMS institutes ban on flag-related attire

Middlebury Union Middle School on Monday implemented a ban on all flag-related attire, one of several new strategies aimed at addressing student behavior issues that have made for turbulent times at MUMS since the beginning of this academic year.

Letter to the editor: MUHS should fly the BLM flag

I am one of many community members who have written to the Addison Central School District board in support of allowing Middlebury Union High School students to fly the Black Lives Matter flag on the school flagpole.The great United States historian Howar … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Best if school remain neutral, limit flags they fly

It will be a big mistake if the flag poles at schools change the current policy and fly the Black Lives Matter flag.Aristotle rightfully said “when two people enter a room you have politics.” Unfortunately, the BLM movement has become a political issue in … (read more)

Middlebury Police Log: American flags vandalized in alleged hate crime

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to what they’re calling are a hate-oriented incident involving vandalism to a patriotic flag display for veterans at Canon Park off Main Street on July 3.Rotary Club officials said someone broke at least four of th … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Flag protocols are important

I write to thank Albert Zaccor for his letter regarding flags being flown on school flagpoles other than the American flag and the state flag of Vermont. This discussion is brought about by the BLM flag being flown “indefinitely” at the High School in Bri … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Displays of all types of flags promote disharmony

I’m fed up with all the flags. You can read the downfall of our republic in the proliferation of competing banners dotting the landscape, flown by Americans to demonstrate their growing distance from and, often contempt for, one another. Gone is any talk … (read more)

Memorial Day flags more meaningful this year

ADDISON COUNTY — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer organizations in Addison County are making sure that veterans will be remembered with honor and dignity for Memorial Day. Vergennes American Legion Post 14 is still planning to erect 1,100 American … (read more)