While the town might lose some property tax revenue from the Lodge, it will be gaining some from the former Addison County Courthouse at 5 Court Square. That’s because the property will, for the first time ever in its lengthy history, be subject to property taxes this year.
The old brick courthouse was built in 1883 on land originally owned by one of Middlebury’s founders, Gamaliel Painter. The old courthouse became the property of Middlebury College once the structure was replaced by the current Frank Mahady Courthouse, built nearby in 1995 and 1996.
Welcome back to another installment of “Otter Creek is the Best Creek,” a serial tour of paddling on our backyard stream. This week, it’s the Otter Creek Gorge, a class II-III section of whitewater between Belden Falls and Huntington Falls.