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'NER OUT LOUD' will feature Middlebury College students from Oratory Now delivering live readings poetry and prose from the New England Review on Friday, Nov. 8 at the MAC. Stay for a reception with “S’more Readings” after the show. Photo by Todd Balfour
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Similar to Public Radio International’s “Selected Shorts,” students from Middlebury College’s Oratory Now will read selections from the New England Review (NER) literary magazine in the sixth annual live performance of “NER Out Loud” on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaney Arts Center. The event will be followed by a “S’more Readings” reception with student writers. Both events are free and open to the public. Sign language interpretation will be offered. “The combination of New England Review’s content — a rich selection of new poetry and prose — and Oratory Now’s energy...

MIDDLEBURY SENIOR EBEN Jackson shows trickery to beat a Harwood defender before laying off the ball to Alex Bleich whose cross was fired home by Andy Giorgio for the Tigers’ first goal in their 2-1 home win on Tuesday. Independent photo/Steve James
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — It took 82 minutes and 54 seconds, a lot of gritty defense, and an accurate finish after a little bit of a lucky bounce for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team to make history on Tuesday afternoon with a 2-1 victory. That finish came from Tiger junior striker Alex Bleich with 2:54 gone in overtime in a Division II semifinal, and it sent MUHS to the program’s first-ever boys’ soccer final. The 14-3 Tigers, seeded No. 2, will take on No. 1 Stowe (16-0-1), the favorite since Raiders moved up to D-II this fall after winning seven straight D-III titles. The final will...

VERGENNES UNION HIGH School’s Ben Huston, right, presses the pace during the 5K state championship race at Thetford Academy this past Saturday. The Commodore junior was the top local finisher, placing sixth in Division II. Photo by Joe McVeigh
10/31/2019
THETFORD — The Middlebury boys’ and girls’ teams each finished third in Division II in Saturday’s high school cross-country championships hosted by Thetford Academy, while Vergennes junior Ben Huston’s sixth-place finish in the boys’ D-II race topped all local runners’ efforts. U-32 dominated the boys’ race to win with 20 points, followed by five teams that were tightly grouped: Woodstock (95), MUHS (106), Spaulding (122), Harwood (124), and VUHS in sixth with 128. The Mount Abraham boys, led by Liam Davison in 47th, were 11th (284) among 15 scoring teams. MUHS junior Jack Christner finished...
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Because Friday night’s Middlebury Union High School football game is a Vermont Principals’ Association Division I semifinal, normal ticket prices and procedures are not in effect. The cost for general admission tickets to the 7 p.m. semifinal pitting the No. 2 Tigers (9-0) vs. 8-1 Burr & Burton will be $8, or $5 for students and seniors 65 or older. Lines are also expected to be long, and those wishing to shorten their wait may also purchase their tickets in advance online at gofan.co/app/school/VT15095. No. 1 seed St. Johnsbury (9-0) and No. 5 Essex (6-3) are meeting in this...
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — In the next-to-last Bill Davidson Thursday Men’s Golf competition of 2019 at Ralph Myhre Golf Course, on Oct. 14, the team of Steve Maier, John Myhre, Mike Davis and Neil Mackey prevailed. Finishing second was the foursome of Matt Biette, Eric Bergland, John Davis and Tom McGinn. Jim Dayton fired the day’s best low net score. Good weather was expected for play this week, but no play will be allowed if frost has settled on the course. The course and pro shop will be open for regular hours through Sunday. After that the course will be open on nice days between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,...
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Dominick Ekroos, 18, of Middlebury for driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and leaving the scene of an accident following a crash at the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Route 7 North on Oct. 22. Police said their investigation showed the vehicle had been stolen from Cedar Court and other vehicles had been damaged during the incident there. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Searched in vain for a vehicle that had reportedly been operating erratically on Seymour Street on Oct. 21. • Helped a local resident on Oct. 21 who had...

BEE'S WRAP WAS honored as the Addison County Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Business of the Year at the annual breakfast meeting last Thursday. Chamber President Rob Carter and Emily Gaynor presented the award to Sarah Kaeck, center, owner and founder of Bee’s Wrap. Photo courtesy of Joanna Banks-Morgan
10/28/2019
MIDDLEBURY – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized a local business, individual, and non-profit organization with awards during its annual meeting held on Oct. 24, at the Middlebury Inn. Bee’s Wrap, located in Middlebury, received the 2019 Business of the Year Award, which recognizes businesses that have grown, while providing excellent products or services while doing well by their employees and the community. Bee’s Wrap started with a question facing many families and home cooks: How can we eliminate plastics in our kitchen in favor of a healthier, more sustainable way to store...
10/28/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College and Encore Renewable Energy have shifted the proposed location of a 5-megawatt solar farm that would be built off South Street Extension, spurring objections from around a dozen people who turned out at an Oct. 24 informational meeting about the project. The solar farm in question had originally been slated for 30 acres of college-owned land off South Street Extension. But planners have elected to site the solar arrays further east of that original spot, in a location closer to the Eddy Farm for Horse & Rider. College officials described the location as...
10/28/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Area residents have a chance to engage in some Halloween fun while supporting a good cause.  The organization, Community Bridges, and the Turning Point Center of Addison County are together hosting a community costume party on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4-8 p.m. at Middlebury VFW Post 7823 at 530 Exchange St.  The suggested admission donation of $5, or two non-perishable food items, will benefit the non-profit Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE’s) holiday shop, as well as the food boxes HOPE gives low-income families for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.  The holiday shop, based...
10/28/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury High School/ Middlebury Union High School Alumni Association is holding its annual meeting on Saturday Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at the MUHS cafeteria. There will be a business meeting of the Association as well as presentation of this year’s Hall of Fame winners with their plaques and formally inducting them into the Hall of Fame.  All Hall of Famers are invited to welcome the new members and take a picture at the trophy case. The association has been in existence since 1989 when the articles of association were submitted, according to alumnus Bill Cunningham.  The...

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