Archive - Dec 11, 2013
VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday backed, by 682-487, a $2.88 million bond request from the Vergennes Union High School board to fund work at the 55-year-old school, the major elements of which will be a new kitchen and cafeteria and upgrades to the school auditorium that would return it to full use.
Officials said most of the project should be completed during summer months.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday declined a request from Ilsley Public Library directors that the design of the proposed new town office building be revised to reflect 3,000 to 4,000 square feet of additional space for a children’s library.
But selectboard members agreed to study, and take on as a priority, the library’s space needs and didn’t close the door on the possibility that at least some of those needs could be addressed within the new town office project.
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center nurses have officially unionized under the banner of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals. That confirmation comes in light of the fact that union supporters and Porter administrators have resolved 16 challenged ballots that were cast in the vote held on Nov. 7.
“The hospital and the nurses have come to an agreement on the challenged votes,” Registered Nurse Alice Leo, a union supporter and co-organizer, said on Monday.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School board on Monday filled two vacancies on the Mount Abraham Union High School board.
Members of the local board interviewed the three candidates who submitted letters of interest at the meeting and then appointed Douglas DeWitt and Alicia Kurth, board vice chair Kelly Laliberte said. Joanne Casey was the third applicant.
ADDISON COUNTY — The 2013 Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team made history, not only winning the program’s third championship, but also setting a record for victories at 17-1.
VERGENNES — By a 345 to 143 margin Vergennes residents on Tuesday backed the city council’s stance in favor of the Vermont Gas Systems Inc. pipeline extension into Addison County that, if approved, could also serve up to 929 of the 932 properties in Vergennes.
MONKTON — “Do you want to jump higher?” Karen Amirault shouts to the gymnasium full of Monkton Central School third- and fourth-graders.
The students, spread at arms’ length across the space, giggle and nod. Amirault presses play on an iPod hooked up to a set of speakers. The music begins and the students dance in unison, calling out their moves to stay on track.
The rehearsal goes off without a hitch, save for one boy who, despite valiant effort, is forced to pause midway to tie his shoelaces.
MIDDLEBURY — Champlain Valley Equipment’s (CVE) headquarters at 453 Exchange St. in Middlebury is a honeycomb of activity, with workers buzzing around to fill the business orders that keep coming in.
Well, the beehive is about to get a little bigger, as a result of two new additions designed to help the company better manage its growth and showcase its wares.