April 14th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) board on Wednesday voted 15-11 that the proposed natural gas pipeline from Middlebury to Ticonderoga, N.Y., can pass muster with the county’s regional plan. That decision will be passed along to the Vermont Public Service Board to consider as it determines whether to green-light the controversial project being advanced by Vermont Gas.
LEICESTER — More than a week after police say Timothy Foley shot his neighbor and two state troopers, the motive for the crime remains unclear.
According to court documents, Foley did not offer a motive for his actions in interviews conducted by detectives the morning of the shooting.
ADDISON COUNTY — Despite the departure from the Addison County Chamber of Commerce of organizer and promoter Marguerite Senecal this month, the signature events she coordinated — including the Vergennes Day celebration — will still go on.
Chamber President Andrew Mayer said French Heritage Day, the Bristol Harvest Festival and the Better L8 Than Never Car Show, all of which Senecal had a hand in, are still on the calendar as well.
VERGENNES — Bub’s Furniture Barn has been in Edgar “Bub” Crosby’s family for 65 years, but Bub and wife Meg Crosby have decided the time has come to find new ownership for a prominent property that greets those who enter Vergennes on New Haven Road.
They have listed the 5.36-acre commercial property, which Bub Crosby notes has more than 900 feet of frontage on New Haven Road and Green Street as well as the classic gambrel barn roof, for $699,000 with Lang McLaughry and Spera.
MIDDLEBURY — It was in 2005 that a handful of volunteers, largely from Middlebury’s religious community, formed the Charter House Coalition to tend to the needs of the area’s hungry and homeless.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team opened its season at home on Saturday afternoon with a tight, 4-3, loss to BFA-St. Albans.
Three individual matches featured tiebreakers, and the Tigers, all of whom are underclassmen, won two out of the three. But the final tiebreaker — at No. 5 singles by a score of 13-11 — went to the Bobwhites and swung the match their way.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham boys’ lacrosse team won a nailbiter in its season opener to highlight weekend lacrosse action, while the Middlebury Union boys’ and girls’ teams both won on the road.
The Vergennes boys’ game at Milton originally set for Friday was moved to May 5, as was the Eagles’ home game vs. Stowe scheduled for Friday. The Commodores are scheduled to host Mount Abe on Tuesday at 4, weather and field conditions permitting.
ESSEX — Vergennes Union High School track and field athletes won five events on Thursday at a three-way meet against Division I foes Essex and Burlington hosted by Essex.
Junior Chris Castillo won both the long and triple jumps, and the Commodores also excelled in the throwing events. Senior Kris Brooks won the boys’ javelin, with senior Jordan Stearns second, while Stearns won the shot put, with Brooks second.
Junior Ally Stearns won the girls’ shot put to give VUHS its fifth victory.