February 1st, 2016
BRISTOL — SchoolHack Solutions of Bristol announces the hiring of Ed McGuire to its management team of educational professionals. The company is currently offering its LiFT personalized learning platform to schools throughout the country.
NEW HAVEN — A recent vote on the proposal to build a large converter station to accommodate a 400-megawatt power line that would bring renewable energy through New Haven revealed a selectboard divided in its assessments of the project’s pros and cons.
The Vermont Green Line project would bring New Haven roughly $1 million annually and a number of other enticements, according to developers’ pitch to the town last December.
This week’s writers are Ruth Hardy and Suzanne Buck, co-chairs of the Addison Central Supervisory Union Charter Committee.
BRANDON — Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon announces that it has hired Chris Saylor as its new golf superintendent. Current Golf Superintendent Nate Dyer will be leaving Neshobe in March.
“It is with mixed emotions that I have accepted a new position as the superintendent at Rocky Ridge Golf Club,” Dyer said. “The new position will allow me to work closer to home, spend more time with my family, and my wife and I are expecting our third child.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury announces its third annual “Love Chocolate, Love Stories” event, which will take place at the center’s headquarters at 88 Main St. in Middlebury on Friday, Feb. 12.
“Love Chocolate, Love Stories” will include a day-long competition/showcase of chocolate confections, baked goods and desserts — modeled on our annual gingerbread competition — beginning at 10 a.m., with a Valentine’s Day program at 4 p.m. followed by a tasting session from 5 to 7 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Looking “fur” love this Valentine’s Day? An unconditional love with no strings attached? A sweet, soft purr to warm up your winter nights? The cats of Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, could be the perfect match for you.
From Feb. 2-16, adult (one year or older) shelter cats may be adopted for $50.
Homeward Bound Executive Director Jessica Danyow is hoping that this special Valentine’s deal will sweeten the pot for many would-be adopters and boost adoptions.
I am writing to encourage everyone affected by the potential Addison Central Supervisory Union accelerated merger under Act 46 to read the charter committee report and make an informed vote on Town Meeting Day.
Essentially, by approving the accelerated merger Middlebury voters will receive minuscule tax breaks in exchange for increased governance (seven of 13 board members).
We would like to add our appreciation and admiration of Rep. Betty Nuovo to the warm and eloquent comments in John Flowers’ recent article.
Betty’s colleagues and friends have beautifully captured much of the spirit and substance of her long service to Middlebury, Addison County and Vermont.