Experience informs mother/daughter book on supporting stroke survivors

How do you help when someone you love has a stroke? Two local women found out and shared their story and those of others.

Sheldon explores new leadership structure after Skenyon’s departure

When the executive director departed after less than a year, the Henry Sheldon Museum developed some new ways to accomplish its mission.

New housing in Middlebury wins $6M

The Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) on Monday awarded Summit Properties $6,075,405 to help drive down the costs of building 30-40 units of for-sale “workforce” housing.

VELCO to overhaul its Middlebury substation

The company that builds and manages Vermont’s high-voltage electric transmission system is seeking permission to complete a $14 million overhaul of its Middlebury substation off Quarry Road. 

MUMS’s Dudek gets new responsibility

Co-Principal Michael Dudek will step down from his position in June to become the Addison Central School District’s first-ever “student response coordinator,” a job that will make him the point person on investigations of hazing, harassing and bullying (H … (read more)

Middlebury OKs town spending, $3.5M water tank and more

Middlebury’s first in-person town meeting in three years drew roughly 100 residents on Monday. Those present agreeably dispatched all the business on their warning — including an almost $13 million fiscal year 2024 budget for Addison County’s shire town o … (read more)

MUHS teacher to get Morocco sabbatical after all

That comes thanks to a recent, unanimous vote by the Addison Central School District Board to cut through language in the current teachers’ contract that had prompted ACSD officials to initially deny her request.

Four new members join the ACSD board, one incumbent re-elected

Addison Central School District voters on Tuesday filled five seats on the ACSD’s 13-member governing board, with four of those spots decided in hotly contested elections.

County schools expand a special needs program

Three area school districts are looking to expand a new program that currently serves special needs students in grades 9-12. 

Middlebury PD to take up sheriff dispatching

The Middlebury Police Department has tentatively agreed to provide dispatching services for the Addison County Sheriff’s Department (ACSD), a relationship that could lead to a deeper discussion of a regional dispatching service that could serve all the co … (read more)

Crooked Ladle getting ready to serve

The Middlebury selectboard on Monday unanimously approved a first-class restaurant/bar liquor license for Crooked Ladle Catering LLC, which along with Everything Nice — a house plant and home décor boutique that will help underwrite free meals for those i … (read more)

Midd selectboard endorses Ilsley project grant

The board also issued a liquor license to the restaurant that will soon open at 51 Main St., at its Feb. 27 meeting.

Vt. Senate modifying Affordable Heat Act to make it a study

Faced with widespread concerns about potential costs to Vermonters, authors of the proposed Affordable Heat Act have decided to pump the brakes on the sweeping bill.

Joanne Corbett to step down as Elderly Services chief

Just one thing has remained constant at ESI during the past 33 years: The able stewardship of Executive Director Joanne Corbett.

Nonprofits are building a case for housing

Local advocates for the homeless continue to battle for resources to assist one of the state’s most vulnerable populations, and they’ve developed another currency — to go along with people power and dollars — to assist in their efforts: Information.