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April 29th, 2010
LINCOLN — The Lincoln selectboard is expected to approve a new version of the town plan next month, paving the way for the town’s planning commission to forge ahead with long-awaited changes to Lincoln zoning regulations.
The selectboard has scheduled a final public hearing on the plan for May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln town clerk’s office. The hearing comes after the board mistakenly voted to adopt the plan earlier this spring, but realized soon after that they hadn’t scheduled the formal final hearing necessary to adopt the plan.
GRANVILLE — In two special meetings this past Monday, Granville voters approved a school budget and plans for a new town office, both decisions they had postponed on Town Meeting Day.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to sign the deed that will give the city ownership of 11.22 acres of land near Vergennes Union High School, land that houses the city’s recreation facilities, including the Vergennes pool.
The land had been owned by the Vergennes ID school board, and the pool had been maintained by a volunteer committee. The city is now taking over that task and has been planning to do so in recent months.
MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County District Court jury on Tuesday could not reach agreement on a verdict on a felony charge in the case of a Goshen man who was accused one year ago of shooting and wounding the estranged husband of a woman with whom he had become involved.
MIDDLEBURY — These days, singer/songwriter Jer Coons rarely stops moving.
In the months since he released his first album, the 21-year-old Middlebury native has marked several major milestones. For one, he has a single playing in Hollister stores nationwide. For another, this July he will be coming home to headline at Festival on-the-Green.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union Elementary School officials are looking at spending up to $200,000 this summer to replace one of the school’s boilers and build a new roof on one section of the East Street building.
Addison Northwest Supervisory Union business manager Kathy Cannon said VUES already has $125,000 set aside in a capital fund line item, including $15,000 in its recently approved budget, to help pay for the work.
STARKSBORO — School and town officials in Starksboro are hurriedly considering a plan to install a 150-kilowatt solar array in the town before the expiration of generous state and federal tax credits that would defray the cost of the project.
The selectboard and the Robinson Elementary School board are jointly considering the possible solar array, which officials hope could supply town and school buildings with renewable energy while “locking in” electricity costs for both groups.