Federal move jeopardizes free summer meal sites

The scheduled June 30 expiration of a federal waiver will reduce the number of Addison County locations at which children ages 18 and younger will be able to access free food.

Downtown market to spring up in Middlebury

Middlebury’s remodeled Triangle Park — an eye-catching byproduct of the recently completed $72 million downtown tunnel project — will soon become a weekly hub for shopping, music and socializing.

Walk/Bike Summit watchwords: health, safety & community

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine told people at the 2022 Vermont Walk/Bike Summit in Middlebury last Friday that he believes “active and public transportation” must play an increasing role in keeping Vermonters healthy.

Ripton OKs budgets & elects new officers

Ripton residents on Monday, May 9, approved all of the financial items at their annual town gathering, and then went to the polls the next day to decide contested races for the selectboard and town constable.

Three ACSD schools see COVID surge

Addison Central School District officials are urging vigilance and voluntary compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols — rather than mandatory masking and other restrictions — in the wake of recent, major coronavirus case spikes at three of the district’s … (read more)

Mary Hogan assistant principal picked

Stephen McKinney, a Mead, Wash., native who has spent the past seven years as an educator in China, has been named the new assistant principal of Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School.

Two emerge for vacant state’s attorney position

Members of the Addison County Democratic Committee on Wednesday, May 11, were slated to interview two attorneys seeking the party’s endorsement for a gubernatorial appointment to the post of Addison County state’s attorney, recently vacated by Dennis Wygm … (read more)

Two vie for Mary Hogan School post

Two educators are vying to become Mary Hogan Elementary’s next assistant principal.

House hopefuls back Roe v. Wade

Each of the four top Democrats vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Peter Welch as the state’s lone Congressional representative is working hard to craft a unique appeal to voters.

Group rallying for new Middlebury skatepark

“We want to make it abundantly clear there’s a demand (for a local skateboard),” said Ethan Murphy, co-leader of the Middlebury Skatepark Coalition.

Orwell students reach out to Ukraine

Orwell schoolchildren are hoping Vermont’s sweetest export will bring some sunshine into the lives of Ukrainian kids who are facing some of the darkest times imaginable.

Ripton town meeting to offer budget votes, races

Ripton residents will gather for a belated annual town meeting on Monday, May 9, to decide fiscal year 2023 budgets for their town, highway and school services, and then go to the polls on Tuesday, May 10, to elect two additional school board members and … (read more)

Home Health launches new therapy clinic

Addison County Home Health & Hospice has launched new programming that enhances rehab options for recovering patients and is delivering a free weekly restaurant meal to seriously ill clients and their caregivers.

Middlebury will get a new town clerk in ’23

“When I first came, there was a lot of organizing to do,” said Ann Webster. “The first time I opened up the downstairs vault, there was so much stuff in there — even on the floor — you had to step on things.”

Big solar array pitched in Middlebury

A developer is seeking state permission to install a 2.2-megawatt solar farm on land off Halladay Road and Middle Road South in Middlebury.