February 28th, 2013
In today’s Addison Independent, we feature six-plus pages of town-by-town election coverage that previews the highlights of Town Meeting Day for each of the county’s 23 towns. We also cover and report the most important budgets — town and school districts — and the most prominent elections on the front page and main news pages in section A.
In Bristol, there is enough public dissention over the location of a proposed new fire station to warrant further review. To do that, town residents would reject the current proposal they’ll face on Town Meeting Day and look forward to fine-tuning the proposal — or considering another — later in the year.
One of my most vivid childhood memories is sitting at the kitchen counter with my little brother, John, drawing. I was perhaps nine, he a year younger, and we would each have sheets of white drawing paper and colored pencils or markers or crayons. I would often draw a bucolic barnyard scene, where the buildings were to scale but the horses and cows had elongated backs and too-short legs.
I love the Internet. A lot. If it dispensed food I’d never leave the computer.
But it’s time the Internet and I took a little break.
Things were better years ago. Every morning, I’d fix a cup of coffee and sit down to read my email, pausing only to let the dog and cat in or out 10 to 20 times. (For you young people, “email” was a popular thing before Facebook. It was a handy method of communicating — privately! — with people you knew in real life.)
This week’s writer is Ron Shems, chair of the Natural Resources Board, the agency that administers Act 250.
There has been a lot of press coverage of a recent letter issued by Act 250 on whether the WhistlePig LLC distillery is “farming” for Act 250 purposes. The complete story should be heard.
BRISTOL — On Dec. 23, 2012, at 2:55 p.m. Bristol police observed a white Chevrolet Tahoe with an expired Vermont inspection sticker traveling south on Liberty Street from Kountry Trailer Park. The occupants of the vehicle were known from prior involvements.
Police stopped the Tahoe for the inspection sticker violation, and investigation at the scene resulted in a follow-up investigation and a search warrant yielding evidence the subjects were involved in drug trafficking and trading weapons for drugs, according to Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for help in determining the origin of a fire that consumed a horse barn in Monkton early Sunday morning.
At approximately 3 a.m. on Feb. 24 the Monkton Fire Department responded to a fire at 271 White Ridge Lane in Monkton. The fire was reported after a Monkton resident saw an “orange glow” in the area of White Ridge Lane.