Archive - Dec 5, 2013
VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a $2.88 million bond request from Vergennes Union High School board to fund work, the major elements of which would be a new kitchen and cafeteria and upgrades to the school auditorium that would return it to full use.
MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 school board on Tuesday evening unanimously agreed to keep a district-owned Creek Road parcel in play for potentially hosting a new town recreation center.
The panel came to that decision after a brief discussion about the town of Middlebury’s recreation center plan and how such a facility might benefit UD-3, which includes Middlebury Union middle and high schools.
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents on Tuesday will be asked not only to weigh in on a proposed $2.88 million Vergennes Union High School bond (see story, Page 1A), but also to approve an $850,000 bond to pay for most of a proposed $1.05 million, 5,940-square-foot, six-bay Ferrisburgh highway department garage.
That new highway facility, modeled after Bridport’s town garage, would be built on the same lot as the current highway garage, across Little Chicago Road from Ferrisburgh Central School.
VERGENNES — Vergennes residents on Tuesday will not only weigh in on a $2.88 million Vergennes Union High School bond proposal, but also face a ballot item that will ask if they support the Vergennes City Council’s endorsement of the proposed Vermont Gas Systems pipeline through Vergennes and other Addison County communities.
Aldermen in early November formally accepted a petition from resident Jeff Margolis that calls for that citywide vote on whether Vergennes residents back or oppose the council’s pipeline support.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury selectboard Chairman John Tenny has elected not to pursue a citizens’ petition to force a Town Meeting Day vote on a new municipal building and recreation center. He cited legal advice indicating such an effort might confuse issues for local voters when they turn out at the polls next March 4.
MONTPELIER — The best practices and unique enrichment programs created at Otter Valley Union High School have earned OV an induction into the Vermont League of Innovative Schools, the Agency of Education announced this week.
OV was one of four Vermont schools recently inducted into the League, joined by Harwood Union Middle/High School, Lake Region Union High School and Twinfield Union School.
VERGENNES — The Little City of Vergennes will be in full holiday spirit this season at the annual Holiday Stroll, scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 7, as well as other themed days of holiday cheer. Participants will enjoy a festive collection of activities ranging from a breakfast with Santa Claus at the Vergennes Union High School cafeteria to the 13th annual Winter Craft Fair at Vergennes Union Elementary School, to a stroll down Main Street ringing bells and singing songs with Santa and his elves.