Ripton readies for vote on rejoining ACSD

Ripton residents on Thursday, Sept. 29, will be asked whether they’d like to end their two-year effort to separate from the Addison Central School District, a move townspeople endorsed as a way of preserving their small elementary school.

Rochester man runs for local state Senate seat

Mason Wade, who is running this November as an independent, joins a field that includes Bray, Hardy, Cornwall Republican Robert Burton and Bristol Republican Lloyd Dike. 

Green energy options eyed for sewer plant

A consultant has estimated that Middlebury’s sewage treatment plant needs upwards of $18 million in upgrades if it’s to meet the community’s wastewater disposal needs during the coming 20 years. 

Middlebury to close Main St. for new fall festival, car show

Leaders of the local business community hope families will pile into their respective cars and motor over to a special Oct. 16 event in downtown Middlebury.

Middlebury vote on natural gas easement is moot

A petitioned vote on whether Vermont Gas should be granted an easement to install a pipe across town-owned land to deliver natural gas to 3 Mill St. has been rendered moot by news that the South Burlington company has found a way to serve that location wi … (read more)

Some see Middlebury Airport as an economic driver

If you ask Middlebury Airport tenants and boosters, demand for new hangars at the property was already sky-high before VTrans filed its Act 250 permit request.

Bevere makes new bid to win top prosecutor’s post

Peter Bevere in 2018 fell fewer than 10 votes shy of becoming Addison County’s state’s attorney. The Middlebury independent and current deputy state’s attorney is now hoping to win the position on Nov. 8, and in less of an election nail-biter than he expe … (read more)

New Haven-based builder uses airplane to land additional jobs

Instead of climbing into a Chevy or a Ford, Silver Maple Construction’s Sean Flynn often finds himself hopping into his Cirrus SR22t, a five-person aircraft he keeps sheltered and fueled at the Middlebury State Airport.

Middlebury housing plan takes shape

The Middlebury community has a tremendous appetite for new details about a large, mixed-income housing development to be sited off Seminary Street Extension, and representatives of Summit Properties on Sept. 7 shared some appetizers for a main course that … (read more)

Five vie for Middlebury selectboard seat

Five local residents have stepped forward seeking to fill an interim vacancy on the Middlebury selectboard.

Water main repairs on Washington Street near completion

A major water-main replacement project that has temporarily torn up parts of Middlebury’s Washington and High streets will continue into early October, according to the town Public Works Planning Director Dan Werner.

McGill looks to succeed Smith in Vt. House

Bridport Democrat Jubilee McGill two years ago came only 205 votes shy of defeating longtime incumbent Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven, in her first bid to represent the Addison-5 House district.

United Way lifts its fundraising goal

The United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has announced a $700,000 goal for its 2022-2023 fundraising campaign, which will officially kick off in two weeks with a “Days of Caring” event that will see area residents volunteer for chores at some of the organi … (read more)

Peter Caldwell mounts late bid for seat in Addison-1

Peter Caldwell, 79, waged a successful write-in campaign on Aug. 9 to have his name placed on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot for one of the two seats representing the Addison-1 district in the Vermont House.

Distiller puts sweet summer treat in a bottle

“The idea was to make a liqueur that tastes like a melted creemee,” said Lars Hubbard, Appalachian Gap Distillery’s president and head distiller.