July 5th, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY — It’s summertime, and that means more locals are heading out to local streams and waterways for recreation and fishing.
Jesse Haller, a fishing guide for Green Mountain Adventures and president of the New Haven River Anglers, said so far many of those anglers have been happy at the end of the day.
MIDDLEBURY — In addition to endorsing the idea of building a new municipal building and setting a municipal tax rate, members of the Middlebury selectboard at their Tuesday, June 26, meeting also:
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board hopes to hear from the public on Monday its opinions on a bond that could be floated as soon as November and might approach $5 million if all elements now being discussed are included.
In the past six weeks, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union business manager Kathy Cannon, school officials have begun leaning toward asking for two elements that were in early May less likely.
MIDDLEBURY –– In an effort to support the local food industry, Middlebury College employee Francisca Drexel is taking grocery shopping online.
Drexel recently opened a local market for Middlebury College on yourfarmstand.com, a website that is run as an online version of local farmers’ markets.
NEW HAVEN — Almost two years after Cross Pollination Inc. proposed one of the state’s largest solar power installations, it finally has a solid green light to build it.
BRISTOL — At its Monday meeting, the Bristol selectboard met with Kristen Underwood of the town conservation commission to discuss possible real estate negotiations.
The meeting was held behind closed doors in executive session and Town Administrator Bill Bryant declined to discuss the details of the real estate negotiations.
No decisions have yet been made regarding the negotiations, he said, and if an agreement is met, the town would release the details.
In other news from Monday’s meeting, the Bristol selectboard:
CORNWALL — Only a few months after settling the longstanding question of what to do with the old Lavalley store building (it will be removed), Cornwall citizens must now consider the future of another historic structure: School house No. 5, located on South Bingham Street.
The old school building, currently unused, needs roof repairs, according to Cornwall Road Foreman Stu Johnson.
Officials are considering whether shingles, slate or some other material should be used in repairing or replacing the roof.
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County lawmakers spearheading Vermont’s health care reform effort hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday to substantially uphold the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), a decision they said gives them further confidence in pushing the state toward a single-payer system.
“I’m obviously satisfied and pleasantly surprised, I have to admit, by the ruling,” said Rep. Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, and chairman of the House Health Care Committee.