February 16th, 2017
PANTON — Green Mountain Power’s town-wide effort in Panton to make town buildings more energy efficient and to help residents and business owners’ properties with energy audits has not gone as smoothly as GMP or town officials had hoped.
But both parties remain optimistic about the long-term success of the six-month-old project known as “eVolve Panton.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police believe they have pinpointed the source of some phony $100 bills passed at three local businesses on Feb. 10.
Middlebury Police Sgt. Mike Christopher said the bills in question are of the same size and coloring of a real $100 banknote, but are clearly marked as being non-negotiable. The words “For motion picture use only,” in capital letters, appear to the right of the depiction of Benjamin Franklin, as well as across the top of the back of the note.
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents will probably vote as soon as this spring whether to approve the town’s first charter, one that would give the Ferrisburgh selectboard the power to appoint the town’s clerk and treasurer.
Elected officers now fill those positions, and selectboard members have not been pleased with the town treasurer’s job performance, but have said they have little recourse to deal with the issue because of his elected status.
VERMONT — Vermont’s Renter Rebate Program refunds to eligible renters the portion of rent paid that exceeds an established percentage for household income.
So, if your household income is $0-$9,999, you can get a refund if your rent exceeds 2 percent of your income; if your household income is $10,000-$24,999, the refund kicks in for rent over 4.5 percent of income; and if your household income is $25,000-$47,000, the refund is for rent over 5 percent of your income.
MIDDLEBURY — A new organization forming in the state, Green Burial Vermont, will host an informational meeting on Monday, Feb. 20, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury. The short documentary video, “Dying Green,” will be shown, followed by a brief talk by Michelle Acciavatti, coauthor with the Calais Cemetery Commission of House Bill 3, currently under consideration in the Vermont Legislature.
MIDDLEBURY — Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that Michele B. Patton has been named a partner.
Patton represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal issues, and is based in the Middlebury office. Her litigation practice includes workers’ compensation claims, personal injury cases, trust and estate litigation, and general civil litigation matters.
BRIDPORT — Vermont System Integrators Inc., which has offices in South Burlington and Bridport, has announced the acquisition of Reef Radio Electronics of Key Largo, Fla.
System Integrators Inc. was founded by Rick Scott, who has been providing design and installation solutions for home automation, security, energy management and audio/video for residential and commercial customers for over 30 years.
MIDDLEBURY — National Bank of Middlebury has announced the promotion of Meaghan W. McLaughlin to assistant vice president, business community lender. McLaughlin’s main focus will be commercial lending in the Middlebury area.