College navigates new sexual assault guidelines

MIDDLEBURY — Like many institutions of higher education around the country, Middlebury College is navigating a fine line in its compliance with changes in the federal rules concerning sexual assault allegations on campus, and its own rules that try to minimize harm done to assault survivors. At stake if the college fails to abide by the new rules: federal funding. “Failure to comply with the regulations could lead to the loss of all federal dollars, including federal financial aid for students,” said Marti … (read more)

Domestic violence has risen during pandemic

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about women’s health in the pandemic. ADDISON COUNTY — Reports on the number of COVID-19 cases in an area and any success at flattening the curve are good ways to show the public health impacts of the coronavi … (read more)

Vermont AG office wards off Trump

VERMONT — As three and a half years of Trump administration rollbacks of various rights and protections accumulated, one group of elected officials — state attorneys general — is receiving national attention for its role in holding the federal government … (read more)

Pandemic changes family planning in Vt.

This is the first in a series of stories about women’s health in the pandemic. The ongoing coronavirus health crisis is changing the face of the nation’s health care system, from what types of care we prioritize to how we get that care and how quickly. Ma … (read more)

Local summer music camp succeeds online

LEICESTER — Anyone who’s used to spending time on Lake Dunmore during past summers may have noticed that the lake sounds a little quieter this year. The classical music typically emanating from the Camp Point CounterPoint (PCP) music school, a staple of t … (read more)

Local activists are getting out the vote

MIDDLEBURY— It’s less than four months until the general election, and most door-to-door campaign canvassing is still on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.  But one Addison County voter engagement group is getting creative about getting citizens to … (read more)

Vermonters fall behind on filling out census

VERMONT — 2020 has been a historic year so far, to say the least. Yet, one historic milestone that comes only once a decade seems to be low on most Vermonters’ current lists of priorities: the federal census.  “With everything that the pandemic has disrup … (read more)

A brewer helps maintain the Long Trail

A big donation to the Green Mountain Club by a company founded by 2005 Middlebury College graduate Bill Shufelt will help the club maintain the historic Long Trail. Athletic Brewing Company recently joined the list of Green Mountain Club corporate sponsor … (read more)

Hungry for an audience, entertainer finds creative outlets

MIDDLEBURY — Over the years, modern day Renaissance man Pierre Vachon has worn many different hats. The Burlington native has been known as a professional wrestler, a stand-up comedian, a piercing artist, an event producer at the Marquis Theater in Middle … (read more)

Federal aid continues to flow into Vermont

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the past six months since the novel coronavirus first reached the United States, about 115,000 Americans have died and roughly 36 million have lost jobs.  Meanwhile, Congress has struggled to keep up with the nationwide devastation d … (read more)

Local filmmaker’s short work selected for fests, screening online

MIDDLEBURY — A short film shot entirely in Addison County by local filmmaker Natasha Ngaiza has been officially selected to take part in two important film festivals and, because the pandemic has nixed in-person festivals, will be screened online next wee … (read more)