Local sweethearts enter tenth decade — together

If you’re lucky, you’ll spot Victor and Betty Nuovo just about any morning, walking hand-in-hand along Main and/or Weybridge streets.

HOPE Holiday Shop readies for kids in need

Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) will reopen its Holiday Shop to in-person browsing next week after a two-year hiatus forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Career Center redefines its priorities for the future

The Patricia Hannaford Career Center is generally doing a good job, but should consider adding new courses — such as veterinary science, dental hygiene and robotics — to reflect some of the evolving professional interests of its students.

Summer debut eyed for passenger train

The long-absent refrain of “all aboard!” is expected to ring out once again at new passenger train stations in Middlebury and Vergennes in about seven months, according to Vermont’s top rail official.

‘Gotta Go’ card links the homeless to vital services

Where can those, who have the least, go to find employment opportunities, a free meal, health care, or simply a restroom when it’s late at night and everything is closed?

Group seeks a public loo in Middlebury

Middlebury residents and officials have long lamented the paucity of public restrooms in Addison County’s shire town.

New Middlebury Studio School space is welcoming to emerging artists

The Middlebury Studio School’s longtime quest to bring arts education back to the downtown has come to fruition, with the opening of a new branch in the Marble Works complex.

ACSD plan won’t focus on school closure

A group is restarting its work on a plan that will help the Addison Central School District prioritize which of its buildings it should keep and upgrade and which it shouldn’t, in light of declining enrollment and rising education costs.

The doctor is in — for pets in need

Knowing the love of a pet is priceless, Homeward Bound is about to make it easier for financially strapped people to afford basic surgeries for their favorite four-legged friends.

Human food shelf to serve pets, too

Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, Middlebury’s Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects’s (HOPE) food shelf will be open not only to humans, but also their four-legged friends.

Supporting homeless vets and helping others

Middlebury American Legion Post 27 on Saturday, Nov. 13, will collaborate with a local radio station to raise donations for the Dodge House, a Rutland-based shelter for homeless veterans that’s in urgent need of new furniture, bed linens and other basic h … (read more)

‘Deli People’ bring dark comedy to YouTube

Recent Middlebury College graduates Cole Merrell and Jacob Morton wrote and shot an eight-episode web series called “The Deli People.”

MUHS students raise the BLM flag

THE FLAGPOLE AT MUHSIndependent photo/Steve James MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 Middlebury Union High School students stood shoulder-to-shoulder during a picture-perfect Friday afternoon to witness the raising of the Black Lives Matter banner on the MUHS flag … (read more)

Ripton gets extension on school deadline

The Vermont State Board of Education (VSBE) is giving Ripton a two-month extension to negotiate an agreement that could avert the town’s planned exit from the Addison Central School District.

Middlebury group hailed for efforts during construction

Now that the tunnel project is done, one can say the efforts of the citizens’ group Neighbors, Together were anything but modest.

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