Archive - Oct 1, 2012
Let’s get to the take home moment first, then we’ll back into the ground-breaking news last week concerning the $500 million economic development initiative launched in the Northeast Kingdom: Dare to think big; all it takes to make it a reality here is vision, enthusiasm and shoe leather.
Keep that in mind as you read the details of the $500 million package that could produce up to 10,000 jobs (5,000 permanent) in a section of the state that has historically seen high unemployment and a stagnant economy.
BRISTOL — At its Monday meeting, the Bristol selectboard approved a town improvement project in Memorial Park proposed by Eagle Scout Taylor Allred, a senior at Mount Abraham Union High School.
In his project, Allred will clear brush and rebuild a portion of the railing system on the back side of the stream, targeting a specific area where he will replace 16 fence posts that are rotting and unstable.
VERGENNES — About a dozen years after the idea was first floated by a Vermont Agency of Transportation official, the historic, roughly 160-year-old former Vergennes train station will apparently soon be on the move from North Main Street to a site about a quarter-mile north, next to the agency’s Ferrisburgh commuter lot.
BRISTOL — The Vergennes Union High School soccer team rode a fast start and strong defense to a 2-1 win at Mount Abraham on Thursday that gave the Commodores a season sweep of the Eagles, whose only losses have come to their county rivals.
The Commodores — 3-4-1 after their second straight win — set the tone early with determined play and then scored two goals in the half’s final 13 minutes just when the 5-2-1 Eagles seemed to be on the verge of taking control.
BRISTOL — On Friday in Bristol visiting Essex shrugged off an early goal by the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team and rallied for a 2-1 victory.
But the Metro Conference setback to one of the state’s top teams did not take the luster off what has been the best season for the Eagles in five years: They are 5-2-1 and were coming off a 1-0 win on Tuesday over previously undefeated South Burlington.