Archive - Jun 2010
In a story in today’s paper, Monkton resident Velissa Harris reminds all Americans that unemployment benefits are for those people who have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet as they search for another job. And in this era of the Great Recession — which started the year before George W. Bush left office (2007) — most Americans are sympathetic to how difficult it has been to find work and are grateful the country has a national unemployment insurance fund.
This posting covers the last remaining section of the TAM (Trail Around Middlebury) which has not yet been described in this blog. Most of this run proceeds through the open meadows to the west of Middlebury College, with a short loop on the Ralph Myhre Golf Course thrown in as a warm-up.
Next in the Making a life in Addison County series, we profile Maurice Bissonnette, a 25-year-old who has lived in Vermont nearly all his life. He did attend art school in Boston after graduating from Mt. Abraham High School in Bristol, but moved back to Addison County after just a few months — he discovered cities just aren't for him.
VERGENNES — The operator of the Alden Place Residential Care Home in Vergennes has appealed the state’s late-May revocation of her license. She and her lawyer said that many of the complaints about her management of the home are untrue, and that state officials never allowed her to tell her side of the story during the investigation.
Editor’s Note — This article is part of our ongoing series about the thousands of young adults who reside in the county, how and why they live here. The series includes print articles and multimedia profiles of young adults, now including a profile of Maurice Bissonnette. The 25-year-old lives in Monkton and takes classes at Vermont Adult Learning. This Saturday he’s marrying Emily Watson-Blagden, his sweetheart from Mount Abraham Union High School.
BRANDON — Next year, students at the Whiting Village School will probably no longer have to pack their lunches.
Instead, a new foodservice contract that is being negotiated within the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union (RNeSU) could allow Whiting Village School for the first time to offer its students nutritious, in-school breakfasts and lunches.
MIDDLEBURY — An ad hoc committee planning a centerpiece for the soon-to-be-built roundabout intersection on Main Street in Middlebury has formally recommended a prominent “public work of art” that should be 20-25 feet tall, illuminated at night and be designed to be appreciated from a safe distance from traffic.