ACSD looking at $110M repair bill for school buildings

The ACSD board later this month will receive a major tutorial on the scope of basic capital improvements needed at the district’s seven elementary schools, along with Middlebury Union middle and high schools, based on a recent study of those buildings by Burlington architecture/design firm TruexCullins.

Home health care workers reflect on career

Jimmy Carter was president and Egypt and Israel had just signed the Camp David Accords. And there was Carla Tighe, visiting ailing patients throughout the county in an old VW bug, with no heat.

Help sought in guiding Ilsley update

An ad hoc committee looking for long-term fixes to the Ilsley Library’s space woes has identified four potential solutions that will be part of a broader public information campaign, kicking off on Nov. 16 with the first of two forums.

Middlebury Area Land Trust enjoys growth spurt

The Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) is celebrating a healthy return from one of its top fundraising events, and is now well-positioned to bolster its environmental programming and volunteer outreach thanks to the largest supporting cast it has ever had.

ACSD agrees to change rules on school closures

The Addison Central School District Board on Monday agreed to revise the ACSD charter in a manner that would give local voters more of a say in whether their schools should be closed.

Election denier spreads lies in talk at East Midd church

They took to the pews, around 35 of them, to receive a message — not from a pastor, but from nationally known 2020 election denier David Clements.

New bike track eyed for Midd Recreation Park

A group of area biking enthusiasts is gathering support and funding for a “pump track” — a small-scale course for people to gain riding proficiency — that is being planned for a spot in the Middlebury Recreation Park in between the swimming pool and nearb … (read more)

Inflation affecting ACSD budget planning

The Addison Central School District Board on Monday got a sneak preview of how inflation could have a major impact on a 2023-2024 ACSD budget that’s still in its early stages of development.

County chamber finds a new HQ in Vergennes

After having spent all of its 53-year history based in Middlebury — the county’s shire town — the chamber next month will begin transitioning its offices and visitors’ center to the historic Ferrisburgh-Vergennes train station at 49 Park Lane, Ferrisburgh … (read more)

Vt. officials point to election track record

The Vermont Secretary of State’s Office is working with town clerks to make sure the 2022 General Elections in the Green Mountain State run smoothly and beyond reproach from anyone who might make claims of voter fraud. 

The Nov. 8th general election ballot is crowded

A five-person race for two state Senate seats, contests in four local Vermont House districts, the election of a new Addison County sheriff, a proposed school district merger referendum and a town hall repair bond are just some of the Nov. 8 General Elect … (read more)

Multi-use path eyed for stretch of Route 7

A consultant has helped Middlebury planners map out a multi-use path and sidewalk that would serve pedestrians and bikers along a key stretch of Route 7 South that’s been identified as a logical spot for housing development.

Isabel Gogarty has joined Middlebury selectboard

She’s been called a sparkplug, a student, a coach, a mentor, an educator and a member of Generation Z. Now, at the tender age of 23, Isabel “Izzy” Gogarty has collected yet another moniker: Middlebury selectperson.

Cannabis goes on sale; Midd store cashing in

Business was blooming this past weekend at downtown Middlebury’s FLŌRA, a fully licensed and permitted cannabis retail shop that opened to brisk traffic as Vermont’s cannabis retail law took effect on Oct. 1. As of that date FLŌRA was only one of three su … (read more)

Women’s clothing store opens its doors in Midd

“I remember watching (Mendy’s) close and inside of me a voice was saying, ‘I have to fill that space,’” Lisa Phelps recalled during a recent interview.

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