May 19th, 2014
BRANDON — The efforts of Brandon Fire District No. 1 have once again been recognized in creating the best drinking water in the state.
The district has received a 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the municipal category for its Comprehensive Groundwater Source Protection Plan and for being the first municipality in the state to receive Class II reclassification of its drinking water sources.
Brandon Water Supervisor Ray Counter said he is pleased with the recognition.
MIDDLEBURY — Nineteen Middlebury College faculty and staff authors, whose books were published over the past year, were honored at an annual reception at the Davis Family Library on May 2. An exhibit of books in the Special Collections room showcased a diversity of academic interests and research, from the life of Jesus to modern environmental policy to the philosophy and psychology of living well.
ADDISON — Incoming Addison Central School Principal Matt DeBlois will be a full-time presence in the building during this coming academic year after a Thursday decision made by the ACS board.
MIDDLEBURY — At their May 13 meeting, the Middlebury selectboard unanimously endorsed two actions that will assist the Addison County Community Trust’s efforts to improve 22 affordable apartments on North Pleasant Street and John Graham Court.
VERGENNES — At a 30-minute May 13 city council meeting, Vergennes aldermen heard from City Manager Mel Hawley he believed there will be carryover from the current budget into the next fiscal year.
The next day, Hawley emphasized his numbers were only preliminary, calling them his personal “early voter exit poll,” but still said he was hopeful Vergennes could end its fiscal year on June 30 with $125,000 in the bank.
MIDDLEBURY — The Festival on-the-Green board is busy raising donations for the 36th annual edition of the week-long entertainment extravaganza, which this year will be held at a different venue due to anticipated construction in downtown Middlebury.
ORWELL — An Orwell man was ordered to jail in lieu of $50,000 bail after pleading innocent in Addison County Superior Court (criminal division) on May 13 to a felony count of aggravated sexual assault on a minor.