May 18th, 2015
BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School (BES) board is targeting Tuesday, June 16, for revote on a revised fiscal year 2015-2016 budget proposal that will be roughly $11,000 less than the spending plan local residents last rejected on April 14.
At a Monday meeting, board members are expected to settle on an exact spending amount to warn for that public revote.
VERGENNES — Mary Johnson Children’s Center, which has long been established in Middlebury and has operated summer programs in Vergennes and elsewhere in the county, is once again working toward building a childcare center in the Little City.
Mary Johnson’s goal, said Co-director Barbara Saunders, is what Mary Johnson officials believe is a badly needed Vergennes childcare center to serve 30 preschoolers, one that would be built on a 1.5-acre Armory Lane lot near the city’s three-year-old senior center.
WEYBRIDGE — David Liebowitz is only 11, but he’s traveled to more places than a lot of people will see in their lifetimes. And the Weybridge Elementary School sixth-grader has the uncanny ability to remember where he’s been and what he’s seen — even in the pages of books and magazines.
LINCOLN — For teenagers, summer is a time to relax after a long school year or make a few extra dollars working. But a group of eight Vermont teens this summer will experience a few weeks on the road. They will wash their clothes in Laundromats, eat meals at truck stops and sleep at campsites or dormitories.
MIDDLEBURY — Anna Rose Benson has been meticulously tending to the gardens around the Ilsley Public Library in downtown Middlebury since the early 2000s.
Her love for the gardens is contagious; she radiates joy each minute she spends planning the space, digging the soil and encouraging each bud and blossom with her care.
“Do you know the book ‘Corduroy’ about the bear?” Benson asked. In the book a teddy bear named Corduroy waits on the shelf in a department store for someone to come and take him home.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Facility Committee is expected at a meeting this Tuesday evening, May 19, to unveil a construction estimate for a new West Street firehouse.
That meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be held at the Bristol Federated Church at 37 North St.
MIDDLEBURY — A Port Henry, N.Y., man was released on $10,000 bail on Tuesday, May 12, after pleading innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, stemming from an alleged incident in Cornwall a year ago.
Kevin D. Scott, 36, faces a prison sentence of two to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000 if he is convicted on the charge.
MIDDLEBURY — Local pediatrician Dr. Johana “Jody” Brakeley will speak at Ilsley Public Library on Tuesday evening about how our brains develop and continually change.
Her talk is titled “Early Brain Development: What you should know, and why it matters” and will begin at 6:30 p.m. on May 19.