Vermont State Police Log: Drivers do a switcheroo during high-speed chase
ADDISON COUNTY — A Middlebury woman and a Middlebury man in a stolen car on Monday night led Vermont State Police on a wild chase in which they swapped positions as driver and passenger while the car was in motion. Troopers at the New Haven barracks got a report...
Infrastructure concerns take forefront for Middlebury’s Town Meeting Day
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - With Town Meeting Day less than a week away, many communities are gearing up to decide on local issues that matter to them. In Middlebury, infrastructure is the star of the ballot. On the line is $1.2 million to reconstruct Middlebury’s Bakery Lane to make it...
Vergennes Police Log: Police investigate suspicious person
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are evaluating whether a man they found wandering through the Auto Creek parking lot on Sunday and looking into cars might have stolen something. An investigation is ongoing, they said. It is not clear if the incident is related to a Feb. 21 report of...
1,500 lose power in Middlebury & New Haven on Tuesday
MIDDLEBURY — A large portion of Middlebury village and a smaller area in southern New Haven lost power on Tuesday afternoon for between 20 and 110 minutes due to an equipment failure, according to Green Mountain Power Spokesperson Kristin Kelly. GMP crews believe the equipment that failed “was likely...
Local Family-Owned Siete Foods Making Waves with Allergen-Friendly Mexican Cuisine
Siete Foods, a family-owned business, is gaining attention for its allergen-friendly Mexican food. The company was started by Veronica Garza, who has multiple autoimmune conditions. To manage her health, she and her family of seven adopted a low-inflammation diet. This led to the creation of grain-free tortillas, as they missed traditional Mexican food.
Savor the Flavor: Middlebury's 4 Pubs You Can't Miss
This article presents an introduction to four exceptional pubs located in Middlebury. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of these yet? If you have, we would love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
It’s spring cleaning time: our ins and outs list
As we trudge through the final week of February and see some glimmers of sunlight, it’s worth considering what intentional decisions we can make about how to spend the rest of the semester. What habits do we wish to leave behind in the winter and fall, and what lessons and goals do we wish to bring forth into the coming weeks?
Scoreboard and schedule for Feb. 29
Here’s what happened in Addison County sports recently, plus the schedule of upcoming games and events. 2/28 #1 Colchester vs #8 MUHS 4-3 (2OT) Schedules, especially at the high school level, change often due to weather and transportation and officiating availability. Please consult school websites to confirm dates and times.
Middlebury Police Log: Police respond to domestic dispute call on Court St.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Feb. 19 responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a Case Street residence. Police said they found one of the involved parties to be “highly intoxicated” and preparing to drive to a neighboring town to pick up their juvenile child. Police said they prevented the intoxicated person from driving and have referred the incident to the Vermont Department for Children & Families.
What is it to have an eating disorder?
Content warning: this op-ed contains mention of self-harm and suicide. They say that to have an eating disorder is to be at war with yourself. Likewise, to paraphrase Baudelaire, they say that the greatest trick of the enemy is to convince you that there is no war. Overcoming an eating disorder is challenging because it requires you to choose to be at peace with your body all the while surrounded by others still waging war against their own.
Winter Carnival returns to Middlebury with ski races, ice sculpture contest and more
The annual Winter Carnival returned to campus at full capacity last weekend, following a brief ski race hiatus last year. The weekend included Middlebury Carnival ski races as well as on-campus activities organized by Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB) such as an ice-sculpting competition outside of Proctor Dining Hall, s’more-making on Battell Beach and a formal masquerade-themed ball held in the Virtue Field House on Saturday night.
Shelburne Highway Crews Gear Up for Sudden Freeze After Unseasonable Warmth
• The Shelburne Highway Department is preparing for a potential flash freeze on Wednesday night following fluctuating weather conditions, including strong winds, steady rain, and some snow.
Girls’ hockey defeats Woodstock in quarterfinal
The No. 6 seed Middlebury Union High School rallied to knock off host No. 3 Woodstock on Wednesday, 3-2, in a quarterfinal Division II playoff game. We’re glad you’re interested in this valuable content! Please understand that in order for us to be able to fund reporters covering local news, we need your help! For full access to this story and all online content, please log in or subscribe to the Addison Independent.
VUHS boys’ basketball nets one playoff win
The Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team was awarded the No. 5 seed in Division III and won one playoff game at home before coming up short in a defensive battle in a quarterfinal on the road. We’re glad you’re interested in this valuable content! Please understand that...
Middlebury's Pizza Paradise: Top 4 Pizzas You Can't Miss
In this article, we're going to explore four delightful pizzerias in Middlebury. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
New York man facing charges in Westport forgery and ID theft
Police say Franklin Jimenez was able to steal it, changed the check to read $18,300 and deposited it into an account he controlled.
Addison West and Sparrow Arts Supplies relocate to downtown Middlebury
Addison West, a local home decoration business, relocated to the Stone Mill Public Market on Mill Street in January after nearly three years at its Main Street location. Sparrow Art Supplies, an art supplies stores and gallery, will take its place on Main Street after two years at their underground location next to the bridge over Otter Creek.
Fluctuating temperatures make Vermont’s early mud season especially challenging
Unusually warm temperatures in February have led to dangerous driving conditions on Vermont’s roadways, which are set to become even worse with another freeze headed to the region on Wednesday night. Driving around rural Vermont this time of year, you would expect to see back roads slick with ice....
Middlebury Art Museum unveils new spring exhibits
Staff, students and faculty recently gathered at a reception on Thursday, Feb. 22 to celebrate the opening of The Middlebury Museum of Art’s two new spring exhibitions: “David Plowden: Portraits of America” and “Derrick Adams: Sanctuary.” Both exhibitions will run until April 14, offering intimate looks at life in America.
Train to perform in Vermont on summer tour
SHELBURNE, Vt. (WCAX) - The band Train will make a stop in Vermont this summer. The pop rock band from San Francisco has won multiple awards and is famous for hits like 2001′s “Drops of Jupiter” and 2011′s “Hey, Soul Sister.”. The band will perform...