PAM MICHAUD READIES trays of gluten-free cookies for the oven at BB&C Wholesale. BB&C, which is located in the Bristol Works, produces, packages and distributes baked goods for a number of up-and-coming food companies. Independent photo/Steve James
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BRISTOL — When entrepreneur Kevin Harper talks to the business community about the work of his commercial bakery, Bristol Bakery & Cafe Wholesale, key phrases like “value added” and “private label” and “emerging brands” come up.

And then there are the numbers. Since 2014, the business has expanded from a few thousand square feet of baking production space in the Bristol Works complex, to 10,000. By 2017 annual sales had hit the million-dollar mark, and last year’s sales surpassed...

MDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Tuesday unanimously rejected two citizens’ petitions — based on a lawyer’s advice — that...
MONTPELIER — Sen. Ruth Hardy, D-Middlebury, begins her second year in the Legislature with an eye to the present and the future. First, the future:...
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Unified Union school district board last week approved a proposed $20,377,427 fiscal year 2021 budget that would increase...
MDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Tuesday unanimously rejected two citizens’ petitions — based on a lawyer’s advice — that sought to give each of the seven ACSD-member towns more of a say in the election of their educational leaders and in the potential closure of their...
January 23, 2020

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Letters - Opinion - Columns

  • January 23, 2020
    At the heart of Gov. Phil Scott’s budget address to the Legislature this week is defense. It’s a budget that promises a smidgeon to almost every political issue his political opponents might ponder, while offering few initiatives one might criticize. That’s smart politics, but it...
  • January 23, 2020
    Democrats have long been the champions of working families, women and children. We believe in a Vermont where our families and communities can thrive and where the Vermont dream is accessible to everyone — not just a select few. When we rewrite the rules so that families can care for and...
  • January 23, 2020
    Friends, I moved to Vermont in 2008, after living in many cities and towns in four states and three countries. I planned to stay for a year or two. Life laughed at me, and here I am still. Recently, I came across some observations on Vermont’s uniqueness from the first years, and thought you...

Arts & Leisure


  • RUSTY DEWEES WILL return to the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., to perform an evening of humor, storytelling and music. PHOTO / PAUL ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY
    January 23, 2020
    VERGENNES — A lot of us know “The Logger” — or at least we know of him. He stands at 6-feet 4-inches, weighs in at 195, has red hair, blue eyes, rarely wears sleeves and struts his blue-collar-Vermonter persona around the state with pride. This comedian, musician, actor and...

  • HONEY IN THE Hive is a family band including: Romy on fiddle, viola, flute, whistle, small pipes and feet; Ben on piano, mandolin and accordion; Andrew Munkres on five-string banjo, guitar and accordion; and Kristin Bolton on upright bass and feet.
    January 23, 2020
    CORNWALL — The Bolton/Munkres family band, Honey in the Hive, will offer a concert at the Cornwall Town Hall on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2-3:30 p.m. They will perform music that’s inspired them from a wide variety of musical traditions including Appalachia, Cape Breton, French, Irish,...

  • GRAMMY-WINNING VOCAL ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform January 30 at the Mahaney Arts Center, alongside the Dublin Guitar Quartet. Photo Bonica Ayala
    January 23, 2020
    MIDDLEBURY — Mahaney Arts Center program features Vermont native Nico Muhly’s ‘How Little You Are’ The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and the world-renowned Dublin Guitar Quartet will make their Middlebury debuts in a collaborative concert at the Mahaney...

Sports


  • ESSEX FORWARD WILLEM Barwin wraps the puck under Tiger goalie Jeffrey Stearns in the second period of Tuesday’s game for the only goal. Essex improved to 8-1-1 by edging the 5-5 Tigers. Independent photo/Steve James
    January 23, 2020
    MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team bit by the injury bug did almost everything it needed to do to defeat visiting Division I power Essex on Tuesday. The Tigers defended responsibly all over the ice, for the most part stayed out of the penalty box, got strong...
  • January 23, 2020
    ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action on Tuesday, Middlebury and Vergennes picked up home wins, but Mount Abraham saw its winning streak snapped with a setback on the road. Otter Valley’s Tuesday home game vs. Springfield was postponed until Feb. 8....
  • January 23, 2020
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team swept two games from NESCAC foe Wesleyan over the weekend before falling at top-ranked Plattsburgh on Tuesday in a showdown of the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in NCAA Division III. Middlebury will host Colby on Friday and Saturday...

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