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11/14/2019
Attention, theater enthusiasts: The Middlebury Community Players’ “Company Be” is sponsoring the reading of a new play, “Hetty,” this Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, at 1197 Exchange St., in Middlebury. There is no admission charge, and no reservations are required. The play is about Hetty Green (1834-1916). Known as the “Witch of Wall Street,” she was the wealthiest woman in the world during America’s Gilded Age. She was also one of the cheapest, living a miserly existence that made her the object of scorn and ridicule. History hasn’t been very kind to...
11/07/2019
With Vermont’s youth deer hunting weekend coming this Saturday and Sunday, young hunters are encouraged to help Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological reporting stations. Addison County reporting stations include Buxton’s Country Store at in Orwell and Rack ’N’ Reel near the intersection of Route 7 and 17 in New Haven. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will have personnel at 23 reporting stations around the state between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (unless the store closes earlier) through youth weekend. Along with having their deer examined and aged...
10/31/2019
Sleep-deprived folks will get a bonus hour of slumber this coming Sunday morning, Nov. 3, at 2 a.m. That’s when the clocks fall back one hour for daylight savings time. Remember to re-set those clocks before you hit the hay on Saturday night. A reminder from Middlebury police: The town’s winter parking ban begins this Friday, Nov. 1, and extends through April 1. The ban prohibits parking between midnight and 6 a.m. on town streets and in municipal parking lots. Vehicles parked in violation of the ban are subject to ticketing, towing and impounding at the owner’s expense. There are designated...
10/24/2019
If you notice area law enforcement officers sporting whiskers during the next several weeks, there’s a good reason for it. It’s the annual “deer camp beards for kids with cancer” fundraiser for Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta, a South Hero-based camp that provides respite, fun activities and support to children afflicted with cancer, and their families. Participating officers with the Bristol and Middlebury Police departments, along with deputies with the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, have agreed to donate $50 or more to Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta. This allows them to temporarily sport facial hair, which they...
10/17/2019
If you’re thinking of taking a shortcut through Halpin Road next Monday, think again. The road at the 200 address will be closed to through traffic on Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in order to replace utilities in the road. Motorists are asked to please seek an alternate route. Call the Middlebury Department of Public Works at 388-4045 with questions or for more information. Hay bales, festive games and creative costumes galore will be on display at the 12th Annual Middlebury Spooktacular on Sunday, Oct. 27, on the town green in Middlebury. Come at 1 p.m. for games, music, dancing and...
10/10/2019
You are invited to participate in a discussion about the lives of migrant workers in Vermont. The talk, led by author and UVM Anthropology Professor Teresa Mares, will be held at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society headquarters on Charles Avenue in Middlebury on Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Mares’s new book, “Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont,” explores the vulnerability and food insecurity experienced by migrant farm workers, and analyzes the inequities, fear and invisibility experienced by those who sustain the state’s dairy industry. The...
10/03/2019
The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a Knights in Italy spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward assisting those affected by recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Dorian. The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. The cost for the meal is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 for a family. If you’re unable to make the dinner but would still like to contribute to the Knights’ efforts, checks can be mailed to the St. Ambrose Rectory at...
09/26/2019
Come cheer on the Middlebury College Panthers at home field hockey, soccer and football games this Saturday, Sept. 28. Bring along non-perishable food items in support of Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) food shelf as part of the athletic teams’ food drive. HOPE is in particular need of cereals, snacks, baking ingredients, condiments, soups, peanut butter and canned beans. All are welcome to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at 4472 Basin Harbor Road in Ferrisburgh for its free “member day” this Saturday, Sept. 28. Come from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and take advantage of everything the...
09/19/2019
As part of the ongoing downtown Middlebury rail bridges project, Kubricky Construction workers expect to close Merchants Row to through traffic this Friday, Sept. 20, so that Maine Drilling & Blasting can complete installation of mini-piles in the area around the Merchants Row Bridge. Parking on Merchants Row in front of the Battell Block will remain open throughout the week. In the 2019 Addison County Rescue special section in this past Monday’s edition we had hoped to include all of the medical first responders in the area, but there was one whose roster didn’t arrive in time for...
09/12/2019
United States Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is coming to Middlebury next week to talk with constituents. He will be available to answer questions at a special appearance on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society meeting house at 2 Duane Court. The Addison Independent is sponsoring the gathering, slated for 5-6:15 p.m. Welch will deliver roughly 20 minutes of comments to open the meeting and will then take questions from the audience. His appearance is free and open to the public. Please use the nearby Middlebury Union High School parking lot if the CVUUS’s limited...

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