January 23rd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The historic Pulp Mill Bridge in Middlebury will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic for about three weeks beginning on Monday, Jan. 26, to allow for a work crew to repair damage caused by a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the bridge this past fall.
The covered bridge, which links the towns of Middlebury and Weybridge on Seymour Street Extension, will re-open on or about Monday, Feb. 16. Until then, motorists, bikers and walkers should seek alternative routes.
FERRISBURGH — Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a home on Little Chicago Road in Ferrisburgh on Jan. 22 that resulted in the theft of electronics and other items. Police believe the burglary occurred between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The thief or thieves forced entry by smashing a window in the back of the residence, According to Trooper Doxsee. The homeowner reported that a 55-inch TV was the only item stolen.
RIPTON — Vermont State Police cited a Rochester man for driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash on Route 125 in Ripton during the evening of Jan. 22.
The Jan. 15 issue of the Addison Indy headlined a story “New CEO of Vt. Gas vows company will be more transparent.” On that same day I had the opportunity to directly ask the new CEO, Don Rendall, a question on the Mark Johnson Show on WDEV radio. (Thank you, Mark.)
The Cornwall selectboard would like to clarify its position regarding Vermont Gas Systems’ Phase II project.
We, the selectboard, said from the outset that we would work to oppose the pipeline AND we would attempt to work with VGS so that IF, despite our opposition, the Public Service Board (PSB) were to allow the project, we could negotiate the best outcome for Cornwall as a whole. That hasn’t changed.
Gov. Shumlin’s efforts to reduce agricultural pollution into Vermont waterways deserve support. The present system of agricultural regulation imposes limited restrictions on manure runoff that, even when implemented, are ineffective in preventing pollution. And, the rules are not strictly enforced. Those are the conclusions I reached in spring of 2011 when trying to stop pollution of the lower Middlebury River.
MIDDLEBURY — With time running out on its tenancy at the Edgewater Gallery at 1 Mill St., the Middlebury Studio School (MSS) has pinned down a new home in which to offer its diverse pottery, crafts and art classes.
VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is receiving $33,600 in federal grants to support its activities and programs as part of a statewide $550,000 bequest to the five Vermont Boys and Girls Clubs.
That statewide bequest, announced last week by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is nearly 10 percent more than the previous year.