MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Urban Landon, 32, of Lincoln for first-degree aggravated domestic assault and interference with access to emergency services, after a report of a person striking a woman in the Maple Street area on July 4 at 6:44 p.m. Police said Landon was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility pending his arraignment in Addison Superior Court on July 8. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •Investigation the alleged theft of a wallet from an unlocked car on Mary Hogan Drive, near the town’s recreation park on July 2. •Checked on the welfare of a man...

MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT ART Howard is mourning the death of his son, who passed away unexpectedly in Manchester, N.H., on June 19. Howard is praising Middlebury Police Officer Chris Mason for delivering the news in a compassionate and respectful way. Independent photos/John Flowers
MIDDLEBURY — Art Howard was happily tapping away on his computer at 7 a.m. on June 21 when he heard a knock at the door. It was Middlebury Police Officer Chris Mason. “I jokingly said, ‘I didn’t do it,’” Howard said in reaction to the officer’s impromptu visit. Now 74 and temporarily confined to a wheelchair, Howard certainly hadn’t been on a crime spree. But his good-natured joshing quickly evaporated when he saw that Mason wasn’t playing along with the joke. “He looked at me and I could tell it wasn’t good news,” Howard recalled somberly. “It’s Scottie, isn’t it?” he asked Mason, referring...

ANDY AND BINGBING Li opened Yogurt City in Middlebury four years ago. This summer they’re offering a Taiwanese specialty drink that’s all the rage these days — bubble tea. It’s a sweet concoction of a variety of flavors punctuated with tapioca balls. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — It’s Fourth of July – time for parades, barbecues, fireworks. Of course, nothing goes better with this trio than a refreshing sweet treat. But, instead of a classic creemee, why not try something a little different this year? Something that’s sweet, milky, has a variety of flavors and the thrill of slurping one jelly ball after the next through probably the widest straw you’ve ever seen. What is this magical concoction? Bubble tea, a tea-based drink typically mixed with milk or fruits, sugar, and topped off with tapioca balls. The drink, first created in Taiwan in the mid-1980s,...
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Firefighters Association will be hosting the 130th Annual Vermont State Firefighters Association (VSFA) Convention in Middlebury on July 19 and 20, 2019. The convention will bring together hundreds of firefighters from across Vermont and neighboring states. The public is encouraged and invited to attend these events.  The convention will begin with a memorial service to honor fallen firefighters at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Main Street. The service will be held on Friday, July 19, at 5 p.m. The convention will feature fireworks at dusk on Friday, July...

'KLIMT & SCHIELE: EROS and Psyche” will screen at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on July 10, at 11 a.m. This is the last film of the Great Art Wednesdays series this season. The series will resume on Sept. 4.
MIDDLEBURY — For the last Great Art Wednesday film of the season, Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater will screen the new documentary film, “Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche.” This film contrasts the heady sensuality of Klimt’s work with Schiele’s stark, evocative nudes and shows both artists at work during a tumultuous time for both Vienna and the rest of central Europe as well as the art world. “Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche,” recounts the start of the Vienna Secession — a magical art movement formed in the late 1890’s for art, literature and music, in which new ideas were circulated...

THE HEATHER PIERSON Acoustic Trio will perform at the Middlebury Festival on the Green this Tuesday, July 9, at 8:30 p.m. Photo / Ray MacGregor
MIDDLEBURY — From New Orleans jazz  and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk, the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio is a show you won’t want to miss. They’re coming to town to perform at the Middlebury Festival on the Green this Tuesday, July 9, at 8:30 p.m. Hailing from New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio features Healther Pierson, Davy Sturtevan and Shawn Nadeau. These three musicians, from three very different backgrounds, bring their skills, quiet charm, and down-to-earth honesty to songs that bring to life the sounds of the streets of New...
(Viking) Named a best book of Summer 2019 by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, LitHub and others — “Bunny” is the book to read if you want to be “in.” This new novel, by the up and coming young author of “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl” (a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), introduces Samantha, a talented but friendless grad student who suffers from writer’s block, now, now when she is finally accepted into the writing workshop of her dreams. Thankfully, she bonds with the independent Ava, who encourages...

VERMONT RAIL OFFICIALS cited “metal fatigue” in a track switch as the cause of the derailment of two freight cars on track off Seymour Street in Middlebury on Tuesday morning. No one was hurt and there was no spillage from either of the cars. Independent photos/John Flowers
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Railway officials are pointing to “metal fatigue” in a track switch as the cause of the derailment of two freight train cars — one of them containing limestone, the other one empty — on tracks off Seymour Street in Middlebury at around 10 a.m. in Tuesday, July 2. A crane was en route to the accident scene, located behind the Danforth Pewter property at 52 Seymour St., as the Addison Independent went to press on Tuesday mid-afternoon, according to Vermont Rail officials. Selden Houghton, vice president of Vermont Rail, said the crane would be used to lift the cars back...
NEW HAVEN — Mike Dunbar, president of Middlebury Fence Company, is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever stole approximately $10,410 worth of tools from a company worksite last month. On the morning of June 19, the New Haven-based construction firm reported to Vermont State Police that the trailer on their worksite at the former Wildflower Farm, property at 3488 Route 7 in Charlotte, had been broken into and relieved of 40 tools belonging to various laborers, according to the state police incident report. Soon afterward, Dunbar posted a plea for...

MEMBERS OF THE UVMHN Porter Medical Center Birthing Center accept a donation of a new “Cuddle Cot” from three area couples who have experienced infant loss, and who raised funds to purchase one of these special Cots for our patients. Photo/UVMHN Porter Medical Center
MIDDLEBURY —The Cuddle Cot, which looks like a conventional bassinet, is a cooling unit that allows parents experiencing a loss an opportunity to spend precious time with their infant, before they say their final goodbye according to Katie Irwin of Woodbridge, Conn. Irwin is the founder of Scarlet’s Mission, a non-profit organization which is named in memory of her daughter, Scarlet Suzy McGonigal. Irwin’s organization connected donor families with hospitals in Vermont, including Porter Medical Center. During a brief ceremony at Porter on July 1, Katie explained that her experience in a...


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