April 28th, 2014
FERRISBURGH — The annual Bixby Gala hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh is scheduled for Friday, May 16, this year. Gala co-chairs Julie Adams and Shanon Atkins, along with Bixby board members and Basin Harbor staff, are once again planning a festive event packed with value and fun. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and time to schmooze, a four-course sit-down dinner with dinner music, live and silent auctions, a raffle for Red Sox tickets and, for those who choose to get out on the dance floor, dancing to the inimitable sounds of The Grift.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball play late last week, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury all picked up wins before a weekend full of postponements.
OV was set to visit Mount Abe on Saturday, but that game was moved until this Friday. Middlebury’s Saturday home game vs. North Country was also postponed, with no make-up date immediately set.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball action late last week, Middlebury and Otter Valley won big at home, and Mount Abraham lost on the road.
OV was set to visit Mount Abe on Saturday, but that game was postponed until this Wednesday. Middlebury’s Saturday home game vs. North Country was also postponed, with no make-up date immediately set.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/24 OV Boys vs. Randolph..................... 8-5
4/25 Lamoille vs. VUHS Boys................ 16-3
4/26 St. Johnsbury vs. OV Boys............ 13-1
4/26 Randolph at VUHS Boys................ Ppd.
On Jan. 1, 2017, Vermonters will begin the “transition” away from the property tax to the income tax as a way to pay for our schools. The income sensitivity program that applies to two-thirds of Vermont households will be phased out and the revenue raised for our schools will come from a blend of property tax payments and the income tax.
You’re in good company.
As officers of the Addison Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to clarify several items that were reported in the April 17 Addison Independent under the headline “Addison buys new firetruck.” This is also so townspeople do not think the selectboard was stepping outside their bounds.
In support of the upcoming Article 1 (former Article 6) municipal building vote, I’d like to point out that the vote in March was very consistent in favor of the project: Article 6, yes; petition to take more time to consider other plans, no; selectman who most vociferously opposed the project, not re-elected — all with a large voter turn out.