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MALT's Middlebury trail marks 30 years


JAMIE MONTAGUE AND Caleb Basa, executive director and programs coordinator, respectively, of the Middlebury Area Land Trust, display an example of the 17 new informational signs that will adorn the Trail Around Middlebury. The community will celebrate the popular 18-mile footpath’s 30th birthday at WhistlePig Farm in Shoreham on Oct. 10. Independent photo/John Flowers

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

Sheldon exhibit conjures spirits — and fun


THIS “SPIRIT PHOTO” from 1886 shows Weybridge “mesmeric physician” Soloman W. Jewett surrounded by apparitions. This photo is part of a Sheldon Museum exhibit titled “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Photo courtesy Sheldon Museum

MIDDLEBURY — Solomon Jewett (1808-94) of Weybridge kept a very impressive guest list.

Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Prince Albert of England.

Stone Mill renovations are almost complete


WORKERS LATE LAST week frame a new outdoor deck at the Stone Mill building in Middlebury’s Frog Hollow, which by the end of October will host retail, restaurant, office and lodging services for locals and visitors. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — Extensive interior renovations to Middlebury’s Stone Mill building are nearing completion, with current plans calling for the historic Mill Street structure to open its menu of busines

Home: The modern gem on Chipman Hill


THE CHIPMAN HILL House designed by McLeod Kredell Architects shares the same footprint as the 1940s ranch house it replaced. Features like the large, central skylight, below, earned it a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture. Photos by Susan Teare

MIDDLEBURY — After more than five years, the “Chipman Hill House” in Middlebury still attracts admirers.

Otter Valley honors new Hall of Famers


PATTY CANDON, WHO won 347 games and four state titles over 33 years as head coach of the Otter Valley varsity softball program, accepts a plaque showing her induction into the Otter Valley Hall of Fame this past Saturday during halftime of the OV football game. Brandon Reporter photo/Russell Jones

BRANDON — The Otter Valley Hall of Fame introduced 12 new members during halftime of Saturday’s Otter Valley Union High School homecoming football game.

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