A $100k gift will fund TAM upkeep forever

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Area Land Trust Executive Director Jamie Brookside is more likely to be found on cloud nine these days than on any of her organization’s 4,700 acres of conserved lands.That’s because she and her MALT colleagues have a lot to celebrate.One, she’s marking her four-year anniversary as administrative leader of the nonprofit conservation organization that will soon release a new strategic plan mapping out its priorities through 2025.And the cherry on top of the sundae: A $100,000 donation … (read more)

Records fall at 17th annual TAM Trek

MIDDLEBURY — On a cool, crisp Sunday morning, a record number of runners and walkers joined supporters of the Trail Around Middlebury to participate in the 17th running of the TAM Trek, celebrating the 31st anniversary of the 19-mile TAM. Middlebury Colle … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Why some TAM sections are closed to the public

We are following public comments regarding closure of the Trail Around Middlebury, or TAM, and feel it’s helpful to offer perspective and information. First, we do receive a mixture of support, understanding, and some concerns. I hope this letter offers c … (read more)

Check out the TAM! Trails for all abilities

Editor’s note: The Trail Around Middlebury, or TAM, was created and in maintained to foster healthy people living in a healthy setting for native wildlife. The trails, stewarded by the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT), are a great local place for staying … (read more)

MALT’s Middlebury trail marks 30 years

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) has added new staff, new education programming and new signs to celebrated its Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), which this year is marking its 30th birthday. Established in 1987 as the “Middlebury Land Trus … (read more)

Vandalism strikes Middlebury’s TAM

MIDDLEBURY/NEW HAVEN — Bummer. Who would do this? This is so wrong. Those were the thoughts that went through Laura Weylman Turner’s head Friday evening when during a run through the woods along the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) and came upon a massive di … (read more)