May 1st, 2014
SHOREHAM — The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) on Wednesday, May 7, will hold its first of two public hearings on Vermont Gas Systems’ “Phase II” pipeline project that would carry natural gas from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
RIPTON — Ripton officials and Middlebury College leaders are negotiating a new agreement through which the institution would continue to make annual payments to the community in recognition of its non-taxable property.
MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems has purchased 53 acres of land in Monkton, but will neither disclose the reason for the purchase nor say what the land will be used for.
The $185,000 the South Burlington company spent to purchase the Rotax Road parcel from George Bailey on Feb. 12 will ultimately be paid by ratepayers. Vermont Gas’ rates are regulated by the state Public Service Board.
MIDDLEBURY — Supporters and opponents of a proposal to build a new municipal building and recreation center in Middlebury are busy trying to expand their respective camps in anticipation of a May 13 reconsideration referendum on the $6.5 million project.
VERGENNES — It’s not unusual for Vergennes residents to stage benefit concerts at the Vergennes Opera House. For example, Main Street innkeeper Bill Walsh brings his former New York stage colleagues to the Little City annually for the well-received “Broadway Direct” shows.
And at least one student, Vergennes Union High School’s Matteo Palmer, now a senior, organized a 2012 event with local musicians to help fill the theater’s coffers.
BRIDPORT — Raising five young children takes patience, physical strength and some ingenuity.
Nancy Sunderland possesses all these qualities, and is using them to literally reduce the heavy lifting of child rearing for moms and dads. Along with business partner Jessica Young, Sunderland has formed the company Poe Wovens, which is making woven baby wraps to help parents comfortably and stylishly carry their infants or toddlers with less stress.