Archive - May 27, 2013
CORNWALL — Vermont Gas Services Inc. on Friday unveiled a natural gas pipeline route through Cornwall that it believes will comply with the community’s town plan and setback requirements while creating taxable infrastructure. Company officials said the pipeline would pour an estimated $240,000 into the municipal coffers during its first year of operation while allowing a limited number of local tie-ins.
VERGENNES — While Vergennes nears a deal with Encore Redevelopment for a 150-kilowatt solar array near its city sewer plant, the Burlington firm has told the Ferrisburgh selectboard that further research showed its proposal for a 500-kw array on town-owned land was not feasible.
In Vergennes, aldermen and Encore could sign a deal as soon as this week for an array that could save the city at least $4,000 a year off its power bill for the next two decades.
MIDDLEBURY — It was almost six years ago that Jackie Rose became top dog at the Addison County Humane Society (ACHS).
She will leave that position next week with a great sense of accomplishment, having boosted programs and spearheaded a more than $1 million campaign that tripled the size of the ACHS’s Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center at 236 Boardman St.
“Without a doubt, this has been the most rewarding professional experience I have ever had,” Rose said on Wednesday as she showed the ropes to her successor, Jessica Danyow.
FERRISBURGH — It’s official: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure is preparing to embark on her 2013 tour. This year’s thematic and interpretive message is “1813: The Shipwrights’ War, and Other Stories.”
MIDDLEBURY — To honor returning volunteer teachers Loren Mejia and David Hamberlin, Friends of SOLA (School of Leadership, Afghanistan) are sponsoring an Awareness Gathering on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Middlebury’s Ilsley Library.
ADDISON COUNTY — Farmers in the Champlain Valley are forming a coalition to address water pollution in the Lake Champlain Basin. After a year of planning, the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition incorporated earlier this year as a nonprofit organization.
BRISTOL — When the water systems in most towns are experiencing a leak, identifying the problem area can be a simple matter of watching for where the excess water bubbles up to the surface.
But in Bristol, which sits atop a plateau of gravel and has a water system that dates back to 1905, things are rarely that simple.
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has restocked its ranks with more than a dozen new primary caregivers to ensure that Addison County patients will once again be able to have their health care needs taken care of locally.