Locals weigh in on impeachment issue


MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE'S MATTHEW Dickinson, who has been a professor of Political Science at Middlebury since 2000, doubts the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will even call witnesses in their trial.

ADDISON COUNTY — Last month, about 150 people gathered in the snow on Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The U.S.

College raises wages for its lowest-paid employees


MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Celia Gottlieb leads several hundred students past Old Chapel in a Dec. 5 protest calling for higher wages for the college’s lowest-paid workers. This week the college said it raised hiring minimum pay by as much as 27%. File photo by Benjy Renton

MIDDLEBURY — Nearly 80 Middlebury College employees got an automatic wage increase on Dec. 30, after the college determined that compensation for their positions had “fallen behind the market.”

New city manager excited about his post


NEW VERGENNES CITY Manager Daniel Hofman started work at city hall on Jan. 2. At the age of 29 the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., native already has an extensive résumé in municipal government, including managing two communities roughly the same size as Vergennes. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — It took a few years after earning his 2012 undergraduate sociology degree from the University of Albany for new Vergennes City Manager Daniel Hofman to find what he calls his true calli

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Businesses prep for new composting law


DAVID MERRILL, DIRECTOR of dining services at EastView, says the 120-resident retirement community in Middlebury generates a significant amount of food waste every year. Kitchen buckets such as this one are the first stop for kitchen scraps. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

ADDISON COUNTY — On July 1, 2020, everyone in Vermont will be required to keep their food scraps out of the trash.

Top 10 stories of 2019


WE RAN THIS front page on November 7, 2019, after both Addison and Ferrisburgh voted to reject the ANWSD's school closure proposals.

ADDISON COUNTY — A lot can happen in a year. Each January we sit down to discuss the stories we have covered over the last 52 weeks to decide which had the biggest impact on our community.

Teens have big ideas for local tiny houses


LINCOLN RESIDENT MARY Simons recently led a group of journalism students on a nationwide tour of tiny home villages, a source of affordable housing that they hope Addison County communities will embrace. Here is one of four tiny house models that have been placed in downtown Middlebury businesses as part of a scavenger hunt aimed at getting people to a Jan. 29 screening of videos from the students’ tiny homes tour. Photo courtesy of Mary Simons

MIDDLEBURY — Mary Simons is a journalism educator, but she wants her young charges to do more than simply write a narrative.

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