August 2019

Monkton mailing address system still causing grief


BILL MARTIN OWNS a home and a business in Monkton. His business, Greentree Real Estate, has a North Ferrisburgh ZIP code, but his nearby home has a Hinesburg ZIP code. Martin gave up on such confusion a long time ago and rented a P.O. box at the Monkton Firehouse. Independent photo/Steve James

MONKTON — The United States Postal Service sometimes makes living in Monkton a real pain in the butt.

MNFF film shows an assault on abortion rights


THE DOCUMENTARY FILM “Reversing Roe,” which screened during the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival this past weekend, presented protesters on both sides of the abortion debate. Director Ricki Stern told her Middlebury audience that she wanted to show how government has chipped away at women’s rights to abortion.

MIDDLEBURY — People in some groups opposed to abortion are targeting clinics that provide the procedure, even shooting and killing doctors and activists who promote a woman’s right to choose to con

Middlebury Foods calls it quits


MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENTS make a recent delivery of reduced-price, locally produced foods. Photo by Nora Peachin

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Foods — a Middlebury College student-run nonprofit that for the past six years has been placing reduced-price, locally produced foods into the hands of scores of Addison Cou

Teen wins grant, helps out rabbits


MILO DIPPEL RECENTLY received a Youth4Youth grant from Vermont Afterschool to create a rabbit adoption and drop-off agency. He is hoping to find a home for Ariel, who he has been fostering for Homeward Bound. Photo courtesy Homeward Bound

MIDDLEBURY — Thirteen-year-old Milo Dippel, a rising 8th-Grader at the Vermont Day School, is now managing a $3,000 grant.

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