April 23rd, 2015
WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard heard from road foreman Mike Merrigan on April 6 that FEMA will reimburse the town 75 percent of its costs for December 2014 storm cleanup, an amount that will total about $6,000.
Merrigan also listed 2015 road projects, including adding between 12 and 20 loads of gravel to Route 66, 12 loads to Crosby Heights, and four or five loads to Burnham Road, and replacing a number of driveway culverts.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office is working with police authorities in New York to deliver a Port Henry, N.Y., man for arraignment at the county courthouse on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child in Addison County.
BRANDON — Classics of the silent film era return to the big screen starting in May at the Brandon Town Hall, which will host another season of vintage cinema with live music in the historic facility.
It’s the fifth year of the town hall’s popular silent film series, which gives residents and visitors a chance to see great movies from the pioneering days of cinema as they were intended to be shown — on the big screen, with an audience, and accompanied by live music.
MIDDLEBURY — Shoppers at the Sears Hometown Store in Middlebury are noticing some new products, a new store layout, some new ways to search for items, and new store owners.
Tom and Robin Coulter became owners of the store this past February, and they will showcase their changes to the store at 383 Exchange St. during a grand reopening celebration that will span this Thursday through Saturday.
NEW HAVEN — Officials in New Haven, long frustrated by the proliferation of solar arrays in the rural Addison County town and the town’s lack of control over regulating them, is taking a new approach in court.
Until now, municipalities have not held any official weight in hearings on proposed utility developments; the Public Service Board has sole discretion on such matters.
BRANDON — The Brandon selectboard is going to ask town residents to take the first step toward levying a 1 percent local tax that would fund repairs to local infrastructure.
Projections are that such a tax would raise roughly $130,000 a year for Brandon to spend solely on capital improvement projects, such as sidewalks, road and bridge repair, and vehicle maintenance and replacement.
MIDDLEBURY — Local physicians, mental health professionals and school officials are discussing the possibility of opening a health clinic at Middlebury Union High School, a facility through which students could receive medical attention, substance abuse counseling and other services that are beyond the current purview of school nurses.
“The idea itself has been around for a long time,” explained MUHS Principal William Lawson. “It’s been something some of my staff here have always been interested in.”