Schools seeking workers: paras, subs & janitors in short supply

Public schools across Addison County have been hit by the same worker shortage that has affected most other Vermont employers. All local school districts are having difficulty hiring support staff and substitute teachers.

Businesses to fill hole in Middlebury’s downtown

The long-vacant, 4,300-square-foot storefront at 51 Main St. in downtown Middlebury will come back to life next spring with a mixture of food, retail, entertainment, bar and event spaces.

ACSD mulls capital bond in 2024

Addison Central School District (ACSD) directors on Monday began discussing the potential for a multi-million-dollar bond proposal to address repairs, deferred maintenance and code deficiencies within the ACSD’s nine school buildings.

Vekos to begin as state’s attorney Dec. 5

It looks like Addison County State’s Attorney-elect Eva Vekos will begin her job before the traditional starting date of Feb. 1.

Ideas sought to boost health care access

Wanted: Ideas on how to give marginalized groups — such as migrant farm workers — better access to health care services in Addison County.

Andriano captures dream job in Vt. House

Joseph Andriano knew during his college years in Ohio that he wanted to make Vermont his home.

What if? Planning for future town meetings

An ad hoc committee that includes former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas and current Middlebury Town Moderator Susan Shashok has just furnished the community with a plan that will hopefully keep its town meeting tradition alive through future public health emerg … (read more)

Old courthouse for sale once more

Middlebury College continues to look for a buyer for the former Addison County Courthouse at 5 Court St. in Middlebury. It is a prominent, 139-year-old building that recently belonged to the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) co-working space … (read more)

ACSD FY24 budget could rise 7%

The fiscal year 2024 Addison Central School District budget will likely increase spending by 5-7% from the current year’s financial plan, ACSD Business Manager Matt Corrente told district board member on Nov. 14.

ACSD to consider increase in stipends for board members

The Addison Central School District (ASCD) board has begun discussing whether members are due a raise — particularly when one compares their $500 annual stipend to the nominal compensation other Vermont school directors receive.

HOPE looks to jolly up the holidays for those in need

The non-profit Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) wants to make sure everyone can share a spot at the dinner table and Christmas tree.

ACSD still grappling with charter change

The Addison Central School Board has again deferred a decision on whether Middlebury-area residents should be able to vote on the potential future closure of any district schools.

New food hub opens on Exchange Street

The CVOEO center stores food and distributes it to local low-income households.

Howard Dean optimistic about democracy, but sees work still to be done

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean gave his take on the 2022 midterm elections during a talk in Middlebury on Thursday.

McGill wins race for seat in redone Addison-5 district

The Addison-5 House district has, for four years, been the GOP’s lone red beachhead in an otherwise blue Addison County.