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“DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER My Name” will screen at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. This film is presented by the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival’s Selects film screening series.
11/11/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues its MNFF Selects film screening series on Friday, Nov. 15, with the compelling documentary “David Crosby: Remember My Name.” The film will screen at 7 p.m. at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Offering a robust schedule of one film per month over eight months from October 2019 through May 2020, MNFF Selects will take its audiences on an entertaining ride in the months ahead. All the films will screen at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. MNFF Selects embraces a broader, more freewheeling approach to its seasonal screening series,...

DOWNTOWN MIDDLEBURY HAS been a beehive of construction activity this week as workers prepare the rail corridor for a tunnel that will replace the Merchants Row and Main Street rail bridges. Independent photo/Steve James
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Both pedestrian and vehicular traffic in downtown Middlebury was slower than usual this week, as work on the $72 million rail bridges replacement project jumped from the train corridor to Main Street. Main Street traffic was relegated to one lane beginning on Monday as two Kubricky Construction crews excavated several feet below the blacktop to install two new sewer manholes, one directly in front of the National Bank of Middlebury’s Duclos Building and the other at the top of Printer’s Alley, according to Jim Gish, Middlebury’s community liaison for the rail bridges project....

PORTER PEDIATRIC PRIMARY Care staffers Dr. Paco Corbalan and Nurse Practitioner Monica Benjamin, shown with her daughter Winter, are spearheading a new in-school clinic that will serve Middlebury Union High School students beginning Dec. 5. The clinic will be open for around four hours each Thursday and will be based in the Hannaford Career Center. Independent photo/John Flowers
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Pediatric Primary Care and Middlebury Union High School have teamed up to launch a new health center that will serve students in a school setting. The new clinic — which will be open for around four hours on Thursdays, beginning Dec. 5 — will dispense care that currently can’t be offered by the school nurse and would thus require a student to leave campus for treatment at Porter or through their family physician. It will be located in the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, which is attached by a hallway to the MUHS building off Charles Avenue. The clinic will provide...
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Game wardens with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department have been investigating a series of wild animal poaching incidents in Addison County for the past five weeks, and they are asking tor the public’s help so they can wrap up the investigation. Lt. Justin Stedman, leader of Fish and Wildlife’s central district, said the investigation was triggered by a series of reports of dead animals in incidents in Middlebury and New Haven that had similar characteristics. This week, the department said it had arrested two young men in Middlebury as a result of the investigation. Stedman...

A RIVER WATCH volunteer samples the water from Lewis Creek earlier this year. Photo courtesy Matt Witten
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — During rainy months and dry months, Addison County River Watch Collaborative’s volunteers had another successful season this year from April to September, testing the water quality of several rivers in the county. The changeable weather and the rising and falling of river levels, however, were the least of the transitions that the Collaborative has experienced. “This year we’ve had to be flexible amidst a number of surprises,” said Matt Witten, managing director of Addison County River Watch. “Most significantly, we felt buffeted by the growing pains that the state Department of...

MONICA PRZYPERHART
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — “My favorite part of any watershed is where two streams meet. I feel at home where pristine mountain streams flow into fertile valley soils. Perhaps it’s no surprise that professionally, I like to be at the convergence of science and community. I’ve studied amphibians and pollinators with the US Forest Service and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, and I’ve been an educator of various levels, from an outdoor elementary school to the Community College of Vermont. But citizen science—where research and community meet—is my passion.” Monica has worked with the Vermont Fish...
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) is offering help to residents with broken lamp or bike or sweater with holes.  Instead of throwing these things away, ACSWMD is inviting local resident to bring their broken stuff to its upcoming Repair Fair on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hannaford Career Center.  The Repair Fair is a free event where skilled community members volunteer to help fix participants’ broken or damaged items. Fixers will do their best to perform repairs on the spot or point attendees in the right direction if their items can’t be...

BILL SCHUBART
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Bill Schubart, author, journalist, and VPR commentator, is the keynote speaker for the Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Henry Sheldon Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Schubart will present a talk entitled “The Role of Nonprofit Cultural Organizations in Vermont.” Schubart has lived with his family in Vermont since 1947 and resides today in Hinesburg with his wife Kate. He writes about Vermont in fiction, humor and opinion pieces. Bill invites everyone to discover Vermont through books.  Known by many as a VPR commentator, he has also served on numerous nonprofit boards supporting the...
11/07/2019
The recent article in the Addison Independent “Middlebury police struggle with homelessness surge” (Oct. 17) made me so grateful for the good will and open hearts of people like our chief of police, Tom Hanley, and Charter House director, Doug Sinclair. We are fortunate to have such caring people and organizations in Middlebury — and there are many, including the Middlebury Area Clergy Association and the members of religious congregations, who very much want to do what is right to support people in severe poverty and those experiencing homelessness. Let me ask this question though: Would we...
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Winston G. Forbes, 18, of Salisbury for driving under the influence following a traffic stop that police said stemmed from a report of a deer jacking on Abbey Pond Road on Nov. 3. Police said Forbes refused to provide an evidentiary breath sample. Middlebury police said they were assisted by Vermont State Police and officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Responded to a two-vehicle crash on Court Street Extension, near its intersection with Middle Road, on Oct. 28. Police said a tractor-...

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