VERGENNES — Despite making advance efforts to warn residents and visitors about the city’s December-through-March ban on overnight on-street parking — efforts that included issuing warnings on Dec. 1, the first night of the ban — Vergennes police ticketed and/or ordered towed a number of vehicles during the ban’s first week.
By the end of those seven days, however, car owners seemed to have gotten the message: Vergennes police ticketed nine cars and ordered three of them towed, all by Dec. 5.
To provide shelter for those without electricity and heat, local Emergency Manager and Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley has opened the municipal gym at 94 Main St. to locals whose electricity has been cut by the ongoing snowstorm. The Red Cross has been notified and will provide staffing for the emergency shelter.
Those needing transportation to the gym can contact Addison County Transit Resources at 388-1946 until 5 p.m., and the Middlebury Police Department at 388-3191 after 5 p.m., to arrange a ride.
He cares so much for us he doesn’t
plow the middle of the road.
He knows the cold can make
a rink of where we’ll have to walk
in the middle of the night
when the lines are down,
the power out.
He won’t scrape it to stones
freezing to cement.
Last night’s snowstorm knocked out power to some customers in Bristol, police chief Kevin Gibbs said. The outages are centered in Bristol Village. Gibbs said Green Mountain Power reported that the outages could be fixed by this evening, and that crews planned to shut off power to neighboring areas in order to safely work on the damaged lines. Stores and businesses downtown, like Shaw's, are open.
ADDISON COUNTY — Afterschool activities as most Addison County schools were called off on Tuesday because of the bad weather.
As much as eight inches of snow or freezing rain has been forecast for the area, and precipitation had begun to fall by noon.
Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows sent out a message a little bit after noon saying that “due to deteriorating weather conditions, all ACSU after school activities have been canceled today, Tuesday, Dec. 9.”
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
MIDDLEBURY — Two candidates had submitted résumés to become Middlebury’s next fire chief as the Addison Independent went to press on Friday, Dec. 5, which was the application deadline for the position.
Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay on Friday morning said she could not yet divulge the names of the applicants, but confirmed one is a current member of the fire department while the other is a former member.
GOSHEN — Every winter, skiers and snowboarders venture into the woods and hillsides in search of untracked snow. In the future, skiers in southern Addison County may not have to venture far.
This winter the U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal to develop four backcountry skiing glades totaling approximately 210 acres on land in the Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Goshen, Rochester and Chittenden.