County’s top prosecutor is navigating a severe staffing shortage

A lengthening list of critics of the performance of State’s Attorney Eva Vekos said they’re growing more concerned in light of a significant, temporary staffing shortage in her office.

Bristol farmer runs for seat in Vermont House

Chanin Hill — one of the driving forces behind Bristol’s Four Hills Farm — wants to be one two people voters in the Addison-4 pick on Nov. 5 to serve their interests in Montpelier.

Middlebury homeless shelter suspends overflow services

Shelter officials have growing concerns for the safety of the facility’s other houseless guests and staff, but it could temporarily add to the number of people who’ve been camping downtown.

Local firefighters rescue Central Vt. flood survivors

Firefighters from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh and Middlebury who were specially trained in water rescues took their boats to Central Vermont on Thursday and put their skills to good use.

Vending machines to provide free overdose meds in Midd, Vergennes

Addison County is about to become only the third county in the state to host outdoor vending machines dispensing naloxone — a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose.

Community rallies after racist incident in Ripton

Middlebury College’s 104-year-old Bread Loaf campus is a scenic bastion of serenity and creativity. But that Rockwellian portrait was momentarily shattered by a senseless act of racism at around 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.

Middlebury town manager to step down after 12 years

The town of Middlebury is in the market for a new town manager, following Tuesday’s announcement that the shire town’s longtime top administrator, Kathleen Ramsay, will be leaving in early September to take a new job with the Vermont League of Cities and … (read more)

Leicester’s Bienvenue shares views on education, housing

Leicester Republican Lesley Bienvenue tried two years ago to compete for one of the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Rochester, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.

New Haven man sentenced in fatal DUI case

A New Haven man will serve 5-10 years in jail, stemming from allegations he caused a July 25, 2020, fatal car accident on Route 7 in Salisbury when he was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs.

Grant money will help pay for recovery coaches

In addition to winning a big grant to place to naloxone vending machines in the Middlebury and Vergennes to fight drug overdose deaths, the Turning Point Center of Addison County has recently landed another grant and taken other steps to help people overc … (read more)

Suicide hits Middlebury’s homeless community

Local advocates and outreach workers shared their thoughts on the current status of the houseless community and how it has reacted to the recent suicide of one of its own.

New OSHA rule threatens local fire & rescue groups

Newly proposed federal rules aimed at increasing the safety of first responders could ironically cause the death of many firefighting and rescue organizations in Vermont and throughout the country, according to public safety officials here in Addison Coun … (read more)

Housing project in Midd weighs rising costs

Developers of Stonecrop Meadows — a proposed 218-unit, mixed-income housing project slated for 35 acres off Middlebury’s Seminary Street Extension — are readying their plan for a final review by the town in hopes for a November groundbreaking.

Hunger is surging in the county

Hunger in Addison County is reaching historic proportions, according to Jeanne Montross, longtime leader of the Middlebury nonprofit known as Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, or HOPE.

Caulfield wants more political diversity in Legislature

Lynne Caulfield has been outspoken on issues ranging from physician-assisted suicide to reproductive rights.

183