Middlebury

11/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The following students were recognized as being the Outstanding Student in their career and technical program for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year at Hannaford Career Center: Daniel Anguish, Engineering Design (VUHS); John Bent, Precision Measurement & CNC (MAUHS); Naomi Brightman, Visual Communications A (MUHS); Isaac Clifford, Intro to STEM B (MAUHS); Kai Correll, ART Performance (MAUHS); Gabe Cotell, ART Technical (MUHS); Courtney Curler, Sustainable Agriculture (MUHS); Grady Devoid, Automotive Technology II (VUHS); Aidin Giard, Wildlife Management (MUHS);...

SAS CAREY WILL present a pre-screening of “Transition,” her fourth documentary about the nomadic cultures of northern Mongolia, at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. A reception will be held at the theater an hour before the film starts. Photo courtesy of Sas Carey
11/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Nineteen trips, three documentary films, and a book later, Sas Carey decided to do things a little differently for her fourth film about the nomadic reindeer herders of northern Mongolia who she’s been following since 1994. “I’m doing everything weird,” she said at her Middlebury home during an interview last week. “I’m doing everything my own way.” Doing things her own way is nothing new for Carey. And we’ll get to see just what she’s taking about during a pre-screening of her latest film, “Transition,” at the Town Hall Theater on Saturday, Dec. 7,  at 8 p.m. A reception will be...

CHILDREN ENJOY THE train exhibit at Sheldon. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell
11/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum is bursting with creativity and excitement this holiday season. Don’t miss the amazing operating train layout, Miniature Christmas Tree Raffle, and two exhibits featuring animals.  In what has become an annual holiday tradition in Middlebury, the elaborate Lionel train layout is sure to delight all ages again this year. The assemblage stands three levels high, with tracks running Lionel O gauge trains, Lionel 027 gauge trains, and an upper track running HO trains. The Sheldon’s engineers have been busy behind the scenes making changes to the layout. New this...
11/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY —The Vermont Book Shop will celebrate 70 years in business this Dec. 17. To commemorate the occasion, Middlebury’s downtown bookstore will collaborate with John Vincent of A Revolutionary Press to create a broadside of a Robert Frost poem, “A Time to Talk.” This poem speaks to the mission of The Vermont Book Shop as a place for the community to gather and interact with their friends and neighbors. The bookstore will also partner with Sunrise Orchards of Cornwall, to offer free cider on Monday, Dec. 2, a day becoming known as “Cider Monday” — a shop local initiative created by the...
11/26/2019
I made a colossal mistake on Tuesday night. Now, after the horror of the mess I made, small bits of comedy filter in… “**it happens,” “this too shall pass.”  To my neighbors on Quarry Road, and those who use the road to travel from Route 116 to Middlebury, I sincerely apologize for forgetting to turn off the PTO that made my manure tanker spew poo far, wide and thick all over the road, your mailboxes, driveways and even my sister’s cat.  I am humbled, terribly embarrassed and remorseful for soiling your property and vehicles. Please forgive me.  Joel Pominville  Quarry Road Farms, Inc. ...
11/26/2019
I read with interest “Middlebury readies new traffic plan” in the Nov. 25, 2019, edition. It certainly would have been helpful if there was a map included that depicted the changes described. Actually, with any article that describes a geographic location, a map would be helpful. Doug McKain New Haven
11/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police took a juvenile into custody for driving under the influence of marijuana following a traffic stop on Route 7 North on Nov. 23.  Police obtained a warrant to get a blood sample from the youth. That sample is being analyzed by the Vermont Forensic Lab. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •Investigated a phone-email scam at a Gambrel Court residence on Nov. 20. •Responded to an unlawful mischief complaint at the South Village Green apartment building on Nov. 20. Police believe two juveniles were responsible for damaging and spray painting walls in the...
11/25/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The scheduled 10-week closure of Middlebury’s Main Street and Merchants Row is still around six months away, but town officials have already mapped out and approved a plan for temporarily re-routing traffic and reconfiguring parking spaces during what will be a tumultuous construction period for the downtown. Closure of the two key roads is currently slated for May 27 to Aug. 5, during which contractors will be installing a 360-foot-long concrete tunnel that will supplant the Main Street and Merchants Row bridges. That tunnel is the centerpiece of the $72 million project, which...
11/25/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury business owners are hoping to bank a lot of the “green stuff” this holiday season. And we’re not just talking about cash. Local retail boosters are encouraging shoppers, diners and merchants to put more “Middlebury Money” in circulation. Launched around a decade ago, Middlebury Money is a check that can be used for transactions anywhere in Middlebury. It is drawn off a bank account at National Bank of Middlebury that is owned by the Better Middlebury Partnership. The BMP is a civic organization dedicated to the economic vitality of Middlebury’s downtown and the...
11/25/2019
Dear Homeward Bound, It’s starting to get cold and I’m worried about my neighbor’s dog. He seems to live outside and I don’t know if that’s okay in the winter. Curious (and worried) Dear Curious and Worried, Thanks for caring about your neighbor’s dog. Unfortunately it is not against the law for a dog to live outside 24/7 in Vermont, but there are requirements about the kind of doghouse there has to be. Furthermore, if the temperature is below 50 degrees, certain kinds of dogs have to be brought inside. According to state statutes, these include: dogs that are not acclimated to the...

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