Furniture auction will raise funds for HOPE

The fine furniture in question was recently acquired from Middlebury’s Woodware by former Vermont Coffee Company owner Paul Ralston and his spouse Deb Gwinn, who a few years ago established a philanthropic entity called “Little Village Enterprises” to help people lift themselves out of poverty.

Climate Matters: Embracing incremental progress

Yes, I’m concerned about climate change. Yet I remain optimistic about the future, a future we in Vermont have some control over.

Letter to the editor: Ideas to help solve housing crisis

It’s summertime, but the livin’ is not so easy for Addison County residents who face housing insecurity. It’s not easy for employers seeking employees or for young people who want to put down roots. The scarcity and high cost of housing is taking a toll o … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Fiesta turnout heartening

We would like to thank our community for the tremendous outpouring of support you showed to Viva El Savor, the collective of women who cooked for the Fiesta at the Marble Works on Saturday, June 26.It is heartwarming to see and feel our community respond … (read more)

Vt. Coffee Co. sold; downtown cafe planned

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Coffee Company has been sold to Maine-based specialty food producer Stonewall Kitchen in a deal that will keep VCC in Middlebury, retain (and possibly grow) the firm’s local workforce, and expand the market for its popular coffee prod … (read more)

Vt. Coffee Co’s Ralston launches nonprofit

MIDDLEBURY — The sale of Vermont Coffee Company to Maine-based Stonewall Kitchen should pay dividends to Addison County for years to come. Not only will the transaction preserve and grow local jobs (see related story), it will result in the creation of a … (read more)