August 4th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In what he said is a victory for consumers, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has authored legislation that will allow Americans to switch wireless carriers while keeping their cell phone or tablet.
The process, known as “unlocking,” affords consumers more freedom to choose the wireless carrier and mobile device that best suits them.
On Friday, President Obama signed the legislation, formally titled the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont Gas Systems reversed course Friday and announced that it will increase the projected cost of Phase II of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.
ADDISON COUNTY — If you hear something go bump in the night, it might be your neighborhood bear rummaging for a snack.
CORNWALL — Kayla Selleck will have an extra special story to tell her 6-week-old daughter, Zoey, if she ever asks about the origin of her family’s Cornwall home.
“I was out working (on the home) the day before I delivered her,” Selleck said on Thursday.
It was all part of the obligatory “sweat equity” that Habitat for Humanity home clients pay into the construction of their homes, which are built with volunteer labor and low-cost supplies to produce affordable abodes for people of modest means.
MIDDLEBURY — Students enrolled in the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center’s agricultural programs will notice a boost in on-campus amenities when they resume classes this fall.
Career center staff this summer have been moving full steam ahead on construction of a 24-foot-by-34-foot barn at the career center’s North Campus off Mainelli Road in Middlebury that will, among other things, house horses and other livestock that students would otherwise have to travel to area farms to examine and care for.
MIDDLEBURY — There were no takers for two Addison County side-judge positions when the candidates’ filing deadline passed on June 12.
Suddenly, three area residents have confirmed they will wage write-in campaigns during the Aug. 26 primary in an effort to get on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot for the pair of four-year terms.
MONKTON — On Thursday Sen. Chris Bray will host a third meeting between Monkton residents and the Department of Public Service to address issues related to the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project, a pipeline that will run through the town.
While previous meetings have focused on the negotiating tactics used by Vermont Gas Systems to secure land use agreements from three dozen affected landowners in the town, this round of talks will center on possible soil contamination from a disinfectant spray used on Vermont Electric Company power poles.