June 2nd, 2014
SALISBURY — Salisbury residents needing to conduct business at their town office during the month of June will be limited to a three-hour window on Mondays, down from what had been a combined total of 17 hours per week spanning Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
MIDDLEBURY — The Turning Point Center of Addison County in Middlebury gave out 69 free Narcan emergency kits to a total of 29 people seeking to have the substance handy for a friend or loved one at risk of overdosing on opiates.
MIDDLEBURY — Pedestrians using Middlebury’s Main Street crosswalk in front of the U.S. Post Office will literally be able to take their safety into their own hands.
That crosswalk — identified as one of the most dangerous in downtown Middlebury — is being used to pilot a new amenity for pedestrians through the town’s Safe Routes to School initiative: crosswalk safety flags.
VERGENNES — For three quarters, the Vergennes Union High School boys’ lacrosse team used a suffocating defense to cling close with Mount Abraham, but the a four-goal fourth quarter propelled the Eagles to a 7-3 victory on the road. The Eagles improved to 7-6 on the season, with one game left on the schedule, while the Commodores dropped to 4-11.
The Eagles kept Commodore goalie Broc Clark busy; he turned aside 22 of the 29 shots Mount Abe threw his way. Will White Pifer, Whit Lower, and Travis Bachand each netted a pair of goals for Mount Abe while
The recent deaths of 2-year-old Dezirae Sheldon and 15-month-old Peighton Geraw have caused all of us to question what more we can do to keep Vermont’s children safe. We know that challenging family circumstances, substance abuse, violence and neglect all present significant risks to children. The marked increase in opiate addiction adds new dangers as addicts too often spread violence and crime to their families and their communities.
BRANDON — All 18 members of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to offer the job of RNeSU superintendent to Jeanne Collins under a one-year contract. She implied in an email to theReporter that she would accept the offer.
The vote was taken following a 90-minute executive session in which the board heard the recommendation of the interview committee and deliberated the decision to offer Collins the job and, if so, for how long.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury has a fairly strong and diverse retail market that could be improved by a general merchandise store, more restaurants and more clothing and electronics options. And the community should not fret about a “big box” entity seeking to build a mega store in town, because the amount of shopping dollars leaking from the community to other retail hubs is not enough to induce a developer to build such a store in Addison County’s shire town.