July 13th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Public Service Department will be holding a public forum in Middlebury on Thursday, July 16, at the Town Hall Theater to solicit Vermonters’ thoughts on how the state can meet its energy goals — and energy needs — in the coming years. Refreshments start at 5:30 p.m. and the forum runs from 6 to 8 p.m. The input will inform the next revision of Vermont’s long-range Comprehensive Energy Plan. A final plan is due to the Legislature in December.
MIDDLEBURY — The 10th annual Art on the Green, Middlebury Studio School’s annual craft fair fundraiser, is on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Middlebury town green by St. Stephen’s Church.
MONTPELIER — Longtime journalist and educator Mike Donoghue of South Burlington has been selected to receive the Matthew Lyon Award for his lifetime commitment to the First Amendment and the public’s right to know the truth in Vermont.
The Vermont Press Association, which represents the interests of 11 daily and about four dozen non-daily newspapers circulating in Vermont, will honor Donoghue at its annual meeting and awards banquet on July 16 at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.
The members of Bourbon Renewal are no strangers to Brandon Music, as regular visitors will know them as members of the John Funkhouser Quartet, but this concert marks Britt Connors’ debut performance at the Brandon venue. Hear their blend of blues, folk and country with jazz voicings and pop sensibilities live on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
ST. ALBANS — Host St. Albans on Thursday edged the Vergennes Champs, 236-234, in one of the closest Champlain Valley Swim League meets in memory. St. Albans won the final three races of the evening, three freestyle relays, to rally for the two-point victory.
Overall, the Sharks earned a seven-point edge in the relays by winning 10 of 19 contested events, including six of 10 free relay races.
WINOOSKI — The Middlebury Marlins coasted past host Winooski, 308-95, on July 7 in Champlain Valley Swim League action. The meet was moved to Winooski from the Middlebury town pool because of a conflict with the Festival on-the-Green in the Middlebury Recreation Park.
This week’s writer is Sen. Christopher Bray, a New Haven Democrat who is chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy and vice chair of the Joint Energy Committee.
Dear Addison County Neighbors,
For over a decade, Vermonters have been supporting efforts to reduce the negative effects of burning fossil fuels. We have chosen to come at this challenge in two complementary ways: burning less fossil fuel, and generating the power we need more cleanly.