Mount Abe's interim principal focuses on relationship-building


MOUNT ABE INTERIM Principal Shannon Warden says she feels “rooted” at her new school — in part because it’s leading the way in proficiency-based learning, a curriculum she helped implement at her last school, and partly because she has worked previously with Superintendent Patrick Reen and Assistant Superintendent Catrina DiNapoli. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — As Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Interim Principal Shannon Warden walked through the crowd after last month’s homecoming football game, she encountered a young Eagle football pla

Sheldon exhibit conjures spirits — and fun


THIS “SPIRIT PHOTO” from 1886 shows Weybridge “mesmeric physician” Soloman W. Jewett surrounded by apparitions. This photo is part of a Sheldon Museum exhibit titled “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Photo courtesy Sheldon Museum

MIDDLEBURY — Solomon Jewett (1808-94) of Weybridge kept a very impressive guest list.

Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Prince Albert of England.

Stone Mill renovations are almost complete


WORKERS LATE LAST week frame a new outdoor deck at the Stone Mill building in Middlebury’s Frog Hollow, which by the end of October will host retail, restaurant, office and lodging services for locals and visitors. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — Extensive interior renovations to Middlebury’s Stone Mill building are nearing completion, with current plans calling for the historic Mill Street structure to open its menu of busines

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Homeless shelter readies for a busy winter


SHERI SULLIVAN HAS been hired as the new food programs manager and operations assistant at the Charter House Coalition’s warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. The shelter is adding new staff and completing renovations in anticipation of increased demand for services this winter. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition (CHC) has hired additional staff and is putting the finishing touches on major upgrades to its Middlebury warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St.

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