News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Thirteen Middlebury students recently produced a series of drawings and miniature models they believe could fill the town’s desire for an art structure for the new roundabout on Main Street, says the Addison County Independent. The town Centerpiece Committee, responsible for gathering ideas, said the art should be prominent, preferably vertical, illuminated at night, and visable from a safe distance from the traffic, made from construction material that’s permanent and durable, and visually directs drivers around the roundabout. This exercise was part of the students’ Introduction to Architectural Design spring course at the college. Many of the entries incorporated town and regional history. The designs can be viewed at the National Bank of Middlebury’s Main Street Branch for during June.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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