Midd Film Fest founder pares back his job

A decade after launching the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in partnership with renowned movie director Jay Craven, Lloyd Komesar has announced plans to step back from his role as hands-on producer and turn over the reins of the growing, late-summer event to a new executive director.

Middlebury police to check on senior citizens

Police Chief Jason Covey, with a huge assist from Middlebury PD Dispatcher Elizabeth Tracy, wants to make sure a greater percentage of welfare checks have a happy ending.

Satori space could be perfect for Ilsley, if it weren’t for the cannabis odor

It appears increasingly likely the town will politely decline Satori’s generous offer. The reason: Satori’s cannabis operation emits an unmistakable, pungent smell that can linger.

Piper takes on 10 marathons in 10 days, for charity

Salisbury’s Chip Piper will have run more during the next 10 days than most of us will run in a year. And he’ll be doing it for an important cause.

Stone Mill launches new wine bar

The Stone Mill’s partnership with Dedalus is aging like fine wine. 

UPDATED: Slate Valley school spending fails for 3rd time

The absence of an approved FY’25 spending plan pushes SVUUSD closer to the prospect of having to borrow funds to at least begin the next budget cycle, which begins July 1.

Search for new ACSD principals narrows

School district leaders have screened all the applicants for coming principal vacancies at three elementary schools; students, their families and school staff can meet the candidates this week.

Ripton Community Coffee House to host its final show

Richard Ruane and Andrea Chesman took a moment last week to harken back to the early 1990s, a time before the Town Hall Theater and the Vergennes Opera House, when live entertainment in Addison County largely consisted of sporadic seasonal concerts — such … (read more)

Middlebury to inspect water lines

Heads up to Middlebury municipal water customers: The town is working with Otter Creek Engineering (OCE) to complete an inventory of water service lines within the municipal system, and you need to set up an appointment for officials to conduct field work … (read more)

Perry-Askew centered students at MUMS

Janelle Perry-Askew’s career has followed her heart, which — in addition to her family — belongs to science.

Local woman starts new fitness center

Karrie Sinks has opened 802 Pilates Health & Fitness in The Centre shopping plaza in Middlebury, in a space previously occupied by H&R Block, and then Middlebury Sew-N-Vac.

Ilsley Library bond gets big thumbs up

Middlebury voters on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to make a $17 million investment in the Ilsley Public Library during its 100th birthday year.

MUHS grad wins $212K business pitch award

When Salisbury’s Zachary Dunn graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 2019, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do — other than attend the University of Vermont.

THT fund drive nears the finish line

A $7 million fund drive for the renovation and expansion of Middlebury’s Town Theater (THT) is hitting the homestretch, with organizers announcing a generous donation-match offer, a buy-a-brick campaign and an upcoming auction as part of their strategy to … (read more)

Orwell voters field third Slate Valley budget on May 9

Orwell residents will join neighboring towns in Rutland County in making a trip to the polls on Thursday, May 9, to take a third crack at passing a fiscal year 2025 spending plan for the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD).