Spofford “Cap” Woodruff, 91 of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Spofford “Cap” Woodruff died peacefully in Middlebury, Vt., on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. He was 91 years old. Cap was born in Providence, R.I., to Gerald Beckley Woodruff and Helen Spofford Woodruff. He and his sister, Jane Woodruff Greenough, grew up in Barrington, R.I. Cap attended the Gordon School and Providence Country Day School. He began Amherst College with the Class of 1953. He interrupted his college career to enlist in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1951 to 1955 in Newport, Boston, and on … (read more)

Free NYE fireworks and skating for all

Thanks to the generous support from American Legion Post 27, New Year’s Eve fireworks and free ice skating will return again this year.

Come together for the holidays in Middlebury

The Middlebury Acting Company will put anyone into the holiday spirit — even Ebenezer Scrooge — with their production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Summer debut eyed for passenger train

The long-absent refrain of “all aboard!” is expected to ring out once again at new passenger train stations in Middlebury and Vergennes in about seven months, according to Vermont’s top rail official.

Group seeks a public loo in Middlebury

Middlebury residents and officials have long lamented the paucity of public restrooms in Addison County’s shire town.

‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ premieres in Middlebury

The film invites viewers to go inside the hearts and minds of the Sesame Street creators, artists, and educators who established one of the most influential and enduring children’s series in television history.

New Middlebury Studio School space is welcoming to emerging artists

The Middlebury Studio School’s longtime quest to bring arts education back to the downtown has come to fruition, with the opening of a new branch in the Marble Works complex.

Middlebury group hailed for efforts during construction

Now that the tunnel project is done, one can say the efforts of the citizens’ group Neighbors, Together were anything but modest.

BMP plans downtown Middlebury markets

The town of Middlebury will host a series of weekly outdoor markets during five months next year, thanks to a $25,000 grant supplied by a local charity.

New walk-in COVID vaccine site opens in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — A new COVID-19 vaccination clinic has opened in Middlebury. The site at 55 Middle Road — in the big green building behind the One Dollar Market — saw more than 200 people come in and get COVID vaccine boosters on Monday, according to Kate Rot … (read more)

Middlebury rail project teams get safety awards

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Bridge & Rail Project Team were recently the recipients of the The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Highway Safety Engineering Achievement Award. In Summer 2017, VTrans replaced two deteriorated bridges spanning Vermont’s we … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Easement deal was violated

Think twice before signing a Middlebury Regional Planning easement. I speak about the sidewalk through the Pulp Mill Bridge area.

Ilsley advocates resume repair efforts

Middlebury officials have agreed to jumpstart a dormant effort to improve and expand the Ilsley Public Library, whose deficiencies have become even more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join a unique local scavenger hunt

AIA Vermont, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has launched a series of Architectural Scavenger Hunts taking place in towns throughout the state.

Community forum: What’s next for Middlebury?

We recently marked the end of our community’s largest infrastructure project and the single biggest change of character to our downtown since the town burned in 1891.

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