May 6th, 2013
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their April 23 meeting dealt with a number of issues.
At that meeting, members of the city council:
• Heard plans for a May 22 public forum that will explore several issues key to the future of the city’s downtown and parks (see story).
•Set a public informational meeting on their $1.45 million bond proposal for a new police station for Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the city fire station (see story).
VERGENNES — Vergennes will be the site of a May 22 public forum that will explore several issues key to the future of the city’s downtown and parks.
Mayor Bill Benton this week said the forum, to which all are invited and which will be held in the Vergennes Opera House at 7 p.m. that Wednesday, is being jointly organized by officials from the city, the Vergennes Partnership and the opera house.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union board on Wednesday settled a lawsuit filed by its former business manager, thereby averting a jury trial that was slated to begin on Monday, May 6.
The settlement, forged through several hours of mediation between officials representing the ACSU and plaintiff Sharon Stearns, calls for the district to pay her $100,000 in what her attorney, Norman Watts, referenced as “lost compensation and other damages.”
BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will be holding its 27th annual Fine Arts Festival at Mount Abraham Union High School from May 7-9. This event features the accomplishments of the students from the district in visual and performing arts. The results of a year of teaching and learning will be shared with the five-town community through displays and performances. The artwork of over 1,000 students from within the district will be displayed. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
CORNWALL — A little motion picture called “Iron Man 3” opened this past weekend.
Addison County has its own Ironman, whom you won’t be able to find at the movie theaters. This Ironman can swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 and then run a full, 26.2-mile marathon in one day — then go home and put her three kids to bed while holding down a full-time administrative job.
And she does it without a metal suit or computer-generated imagery.
MIDDLEBURY — As the first female acting governor of Massachusetts, the youngest woman to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate and former vice president of an innovative venture capital fund, Jane Swift — who sidelines as a professor at Williams College, political advocate, and mom of three — is used to being a trailblazer.
But for all of her varied accomplishments, the CEO of Middlebury Interactive Languages may well have been destined to end up working for education advancement.
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School, as part of its commitment to the continual improvement of the health and nutrition of the community, will host a screening of “Consequences,” part 1 of the four-part HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation” on Monday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the FCS gymnasium. The series features case studies and interviews with leading experts and with individuals and families struggling with obesity. It shows how obesity affects the nation and what individuals and communities can do.
Weeklong event encourages green transportation
MIDDLEBURY — For nearly a decade, a growing number of Vermonters have pledged to try a new way of commuting during the weeklong Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. This year the statewide event is being held May 13-17. Way to Go! promotes economical, environmentally friendly, safe alternatives to driving solo. Businesses and individuals can sign up at the Way to Go! website, www.waytogovt.org.