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A local nonprofit takes on parental leave issue

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY— Three years ago, Bridget Gosselin’s professional and personal lives were facing shakeups of major proportions.

She was pregnant with her daughter, Vivienne, and anticipating the challenges of being a single mom. And while she was entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave under Vermont law, her Burlington employer was not among the few in the Green Mountain State that offer benefits to bridge the costs of the first few months of being out of work to care for a new baby.

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Kids 4 Peace guests tell stories of hope

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY— “There’s a war going on. A war that has caused the colors of life to leave the bodies of those whose names you ascribe to fear. I will never forget how much death loves these people.”

Lena Ginawi, a slam poet and junior at South Burlington High School, stood in front of about 20 Middlebury residents last Friday in an apartment in the Marble Works Condos and recited those words.

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Mary Hogan students took part in presidential election

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Perhaps more than any U.S. Election cycle in recent history, that of 2016 offered rich and diverse opportunities for young learners.

At Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School, Ms. Levesque’s sixth-grade class engaged in a study of the two major party candidates. Students researched their professional backgrounds as well as their policies on taxes, education, the economy and the environment. They then prepared a visual display providing information for Mary Hogan’s entire student body.

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Wooden Wonders: Sheldon Museum showcases Vermont's old-time toys

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Look at a child’s holiday wish list this year and you’ll be hard-pressed to find an item that doesn’t need batteries or isn’t endowed with electronic circuitry. If it doesn’t whir, ring, text, conjure explosions, rack up points or play movies, it’s probably not going to find its way under a Christmas tree.

It hasn’t always been that way.

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Cat video festival to offer all-ages entertainment at THT

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of family, friends and food. But what happens when you're stuffed to the brim and have run out of things to say to your long lost relatives? Honestly, most of us would rather ditch the formalities, plop on the couch and surf the web. And what does surfing always boil down to? Cat videos. Don't worry your not alone; in fact, the Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound have had so much success with their annual Cat Video Festival, they're hosting another festival for the third year on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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New Middlebury dog park nears funding goal

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of a new Middlebury dog park are in the stretch drive to raise the final $3,000 it will take to pay for the fencing that will encircle the roughly two-acre property adjacent to the Porter Medical Center campus. Boosters would like to see construction begin on the park before the snow flies, though they will not begin work until they have the entire $15,000 fence budget in hand.

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Meet the Chef: Mike Cooley from Fire and Ice

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY — Mike Cooley, Fire & Ice’s head chef, hasn’t always envisioned himself in a kitchen. As an undergraduate, he studied English literature and pre-law at Frostburg University in Maryland. But one day, during a dishwashing gig at a local saloon he took to earn some extra cash, the head chef put him on the line. 

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New Middlebury gym gets mostly thumbs up as new polling place

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY —  Prior to Nov. 8, some Middlebury residents had raised concerns about how voters would adjust to the new polling place at the town’s recreation facility at 151 Creek Road.

With the General Election now squarely in the rearview mirror, town officials said they have received mostly positive reviews from local voters, who for the first time in many years — perhaps ever — cast ballots in a venue outside of the core village area.

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In aftermath of election, women are 'sad but strong'

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY — Sitting in Middlebury’s Sama’s Cafe on Monday morning, Sujata Moorti sighed deeply.

The Middlebury College professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies had been processing the results of last week’s election. Like many people around her, she believes President-elect Donald J. Trump will encourage the “rolling back” of important policies — ones that promote the well-being of women, members of the LGBTQ community, people of color and marginalized religious groups, among others.

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Local filmmaker shows nomads on the move in 'Migration'

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY — Sas Carey’s favorite part of filming “Migration” — her third feature-length film that will premiere in the east coast at Town Hall Theater on Friday — was riding reindeer through the mountains of northern Mongolia.

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