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Bandaloop awes audiences

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — When Mark Stuver entered Middlebury College as a student in 1993, he wasn’t expecting to become a professional dancer. He wanted to study geography.

But Penny Campbell, Senior Lecturer of Dance at the college and Stuver’s first mentor, insisted he continue his journey in dance.

“She took my arm, she looked me in the eye, and she said, ‘you need this,’” Stuver told a small audience at his career talk last Friday at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Vermont Foliage Report: Season's spectacular display blazes across Northeast Kingdom

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — As late summer weather continues to bring warmth, plenty of sunshine, and scattered showers, fall foliage colors are developing nicely, albeit gradually, throughout most of Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom is fast approaching peak color and is expected to be at 50-75 percent peak at many locations over the coming weekend.

Similar conditions are emerging at higher elevations along the Green Mountains, although the majority of Vermont is still exhibiting early stage color.

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Food shelf use rises as crop yields decrease

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) food shelf in Middlebury is seeing a substantial uptick in demand from Addison County residents who are having a hard time making ends meet.

That, in itself, is of major concern to HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross. But the problem is compounded by the fact that this demand is occurring before the toughest winter months, and Montross knows there are many other hungry people in more distant reaches of the county who simply can’t get to the HOPE food shelf.

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Gas pipeline petition filed in Middlebury, a town meeting will be called

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man on Sept. 11 filed a petition with more than enough signatures to force a special town meeting at which residents will weigh in on whether the community should charge Vermont Gas Systems for the pipeline easements it is seeking on town-owned property.

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First generation college students break ground at Middlebury

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY—Eighteen-year-old Clara Loftis, of West Palm Beach, Fla., has just completed her first day at Middlebury College. She’s excited about the two classes she took today, intermediate Spanish and a first year seminar. And she’s looking forward to starting psychology and chemistry tomorrow.

“It was good. I’m definitely feeling Middlebury is the place for me,” she said.

It’s not just the first day of college for Loftis, it is the first day anyone in her family has attended college.

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Christal Brown: Directed by dance

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When’s the last time you let your body express something through dance? Or does the mere thought of “dance” bring you back to the terror of some middle school dance that left you staring hard at the gym floor, palms sweating, wishing desperately no one would ask you to coordinate your awkwardly clunky feet?

Ya, we understand. And, guess what? You’re not alone.

Christal Brown, the dance program chair at Middlebury College and new dance director for Middlebury’s Parks and Rec Center, has good news.

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Old home making way for affordable new housing

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two local nonprofits are joining forces to ensure affordable housing will continue to exist at 51 Seymour St. in Middlebury.

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Survey reveals support for legal pot in Middlebury, but town officials remain cautious on marijuana issue

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A clear majority of Middlebury residents support legalizing marijuana in Vermont and believe the town should receive tax benefits from its sale and have a say in where it could be sold locally.

That’s the general takeaway from results of Middlebury’s recent online survey on the marijuana legalization issue.

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City chief defends Vergennes police anti-bias efforts

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel defended his department’s equal treatment of all citizens at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Merkel was invited to speak because questions arose at the Aug. 22 council meeting about the January University of Vermont study that stated the Vergennes department pulled over vehicles driven by African-Americans at a much higher rate than by whites.

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Vt. Folklife Center begins its next chapter; new leader seeks greater outreach

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Kathleen Haughey, an accomplished cellist, has always seen music as an avenue through to gain a better understanding of people, their cultures and traditions. She successfully put that to the test as a student while honing her musical skills in South America and beyond.

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