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Out in the neighborhood on a snow day in Middlebury.
The weekend before Christmas, Addison Independent digital editor Megan James and her family hosted a physically distant holiday extravaganza they called the CocoaPort. Inspired by COVID restrictions — and the lack of a downtown hot cocoa hut — they created a series of magical, mechanical contraptions to deliver cocoa fixins to their friends and family at a distance. They also had a miniature donkey named Olaf because, why not? Thanks to Susan Donaldson James, Kathryn Flagg, Carolyn Barnwell and Matt Laux for providing footage for this video.
Buttolph Acres is all lit up for the holidays. Enjoy this tour through the Middlebury neighborhood. Want to show off *your* holiday display — and win some local currency ($50 in Middlebury Money, Bristol Bucks or Vergennes Green)? Send a photo of your decorations to contests@addisonindependent.com before December 20. #vtlightstheway
MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater brought Cirque de Fuego, a Vermont-based fire cirucs, to Merchants Row for a fiery outdoor performance as part of the Bundle Up Artisan Market.
Phone banking for the election is easier than you think! Bristol resident Sarah Stott walks us through the process in this video by Marin Howell.
In our latest video from the Middlebury construction zone, we talk to project manager John Whitaker about the next big phase: the installation of the precast concrete tunnel pieces.
The removal of Middlebury's Main Street bridge this past Monday marked the beginning of a 10-week intense phase of the rail tunnel construction project. For those who love cranes and dump trucks, it's a 24/7 big-dig show. But if you just want to walk into town and get to the post office... you might have to navigate some new detours. Megan James shows you how! Oh, and in case you were wondering, businesses are still open! 
On Monday, July 13, crews removed Middlebury's Main Street bridge to make way for the construction of a new rail tunnel. The bridge removal marked the start of a 10-week intense period of construction in downtown Middlebury. Businesses remain open!
The Addison Independent is teaming up with Middlebury Community Television this summer to produce weekly video dispatches from the rail bridges project in downtown Middlebury. In the first one, we talk to project manager John Whitaker about the 300-ton crane that was erected last Monday.
Something special happened in Middlebury last weekend. Folks in Buttolph Acres and at EastView were drawn out of their homes and into the streets by an old-fashioned traveling show. Created by Town Hall Theater’s Courageous Stage and performed on a mobile platform, "Doc Lyle Sol's Medicine Show" encouraged pan-banging, music-playing, and cheering from audiences — who were appropriately spaced out and masked — along its route. The original work is a modern twist on the 1800s medicine show, as Doc Sol, a classic “snake-oil salesman,” pulls out all the stops to sell the crowd a miracle cure for...

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