PHOTO BY JASON Duquette-Hoffman
MIDDLEBURY — Around 150 citizens came out in the snow on Tuesday to line both sides of the Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury, hoist signs and tell passing motorists how they felt U.S. Congress members should vote in the historic impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The demonstrators, holding and waving a wide range of homemade signs, were greeted by some honks and waves from passing cars and trucks.
At least half of the people held a sign, and clearly they were last-minute improvisations — spray paint on cardboard, magic marker on posterboard. Some were more carefully painted with a brush....
MIDDLEBURY — The Counseling Service of Addison County and two other Vermont community mental health agencies announced on Wednesday that they are joining forces in a lawsuit against the opioid drug industry.
Joining CSAC as state-designated nonprofit agencies in the suit are Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) in southeastern Vermont and Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) in northeastern Vermont.
According to a joint press release from the three agencies all three of community mental health agencies have incurred significant losses due to the impact of the opioid crisis. Not...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Fire Department and Battell Hose Company held their joint annual awards dinner on Dec. 7, at the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury. The dinner was attended by current, former, and life members of the Middlebury Fire Department, as well as by the members of the board of directors of the Battell Hose Company and guests, including Middlebury Selectboard member Nick Artim.
Chief David Shaw and Firefighter Michael Bougor presented challenge coins to Probationary Firefighters Cale Wisher and Iman Behbehani to acknowledge membership in and service to the two...
MIDDLEBURY — In what has become an annual tradition, a group of local volunteers will host a free dinner for area residents on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25. The dinner will be held at 4 p.m. in the dining area of the Middlebury Commons, across from the Memorial Sports Center on Buttolph Drive.
All are welcome for a free turkey dinner and holiday fellowship. The dinner is free, but organizers ask that people bring a smile to share. Reservations are encouraged and arrangements can be made for those needing transportation. Anyone wishing to attend and to make transportation arrangements...
THE NEW VERMONT Farm Bureau officers are, from left, First Vice President Roy Folsom, Secretary Mary White, Treasurer Bob Sherwin, President Joe Tisbert and Second Vice President Ray Duquette.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Farm Bureau held its 104th annual meeting at the Middlebury Inn last month. The Nov. 1-2 event included granting awards to Vermont’s top farmers, panel discussions by top agricultural experts on the future of farming and land management, and a review of the top issues facing Vermont’s farming community in the coming year.
“It was amazing to see such a large turn out despite additional struggles from the Halloween storm. Farm members know how important it is to set our annual policies that guide our advocacy efforts to support all farmers in Vermont,” noted Joseph...
SARAH ASHE MAKES light sculptures using reed and thin paper from her home studio in Middlebury. She is also a painter and sculptor. See her work at Edgewater Gallery in town.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — Welcome to the darkest week of the year. For some the solstice is a time of celebration; the time when we turn the corner and every day gets a little brighter until the summer solstice rolls around. For others, this week is just, well, dark.
Yeah, “dark” is definitely accurate. Here in Addison County we’ll only get 8 hours and 53 minutes of daylight on Dec. 21.
So let’s brighten things up a bit, shall we?
Meet Sarah Ashe. She’s a Middlebury artist who creates light sculptures, as well as other paintings, sculptures, masks and more.
“I got into lights a long time ago,” said the...
ASHLEY WOLFF ILLUSTRATED a book version of the classic Raffi song, "Baby Beluga."
MIDDLEBURY — This past Friday afternoon, author and illustrator Ashley Wolff gave a talk to a group at the Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury about the “Tale of Two Books.” With over 70 children’s books to her name, Wolff wanted to talk about the “one book that got away” and how that led to her later success.
“The book was called ‘Poncho Claus,’” Wolff said, remembering back to the early 1980s when Penguin Books asked her to illustrate the book. “It was a Tex-Mex version of ‘The Night Before Christmas.’”
She took the assignment and got to researching.
“I had some questions about the usage...
I normally read Greg Dennis’s opinion pieces with a wry smile, impressed by his ability to poke fun both at himself and others in a light manner. But not this time.
Yes, partly it was because Greg in the guest editorial in Monday’s newspaper was skewering me and mine who oppose the development of college-owned land on South Street Extension for solar collection. But partly it was because this article was lopsided, mean-spirited ridicule of those who disagree with him.
We could debate whether this is “greatly needed.” We could debate whether we are “small.” But what is not debatable is that we...
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Division I foe Burlington-Colchester on Tuesday dealt the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team an 8-1 setback. The SeaLakers improved to 3-0, while the D-II Tigers dropped to 1-1.
Madison Chagnon scored four times to lead Burlington-Colchester, four SeaLakers added a goal apiece, and goalie Courtney Rocheleau made 20 saves.
Bella Gale scored for MUHS, and goalie Abby Hodsden stopped 46 shots.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team on Monday concluded its first semester with a 72-55 victory over visiting Morrisville (N.Y.) State that pushed the Panthers’ record to 10-0. Middlebury entered the game ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III.
The Panthers are now off until Jan. 3, when they will compete in a four-team tournament hosted by Springfield College in Western Massachusetts. They will face Colby-Sawyer in the first round.
On this past Monday, Morrisville (3-6) hung with the Panthers for most of the first half and took a 20-19 lead. But Middlebury ended the half...