New liquor store opens in county’s shire town

Local business partners Ned Horton and Scott Hirschberg have recently opened a new liquor store in Middlebury they hope will mirror the success of their first business collaboration: Vergennes Wine & Beverage.

Horton is bullish on business in Vergennes

VERGENNES — When Middlebury native and Nashville, Tenn., resident Ned Horton took over the Otter Creek Bakery in January 2020 he couldn’t foresee the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the shop’s bottom line. But when Horton in December bought the … (read more)

Otter Creek Bakery sold to a new owner

MIDDLEBURY — Thirty-three years after creating and operating the Otter Creek Bakery in downtown Middlebury, Ben and Sarah Wood are ready to retire their aprons and cook up some new adventures. But worry not, those who have long been beguiled by the bakery … (read more)