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June 16th, 2016
VERGENNES — Zig Zag Lit Mag is a recently founded arts and literature magazine supporting Addison County’s creative community. The volunteer editorial board of the magazine, a group of seven Vergennes-area residents, recently received a $1,750 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will help further Zig Zag’s mission to connect and sustain a community of local writers and readers by enabling them to create a physical and online space for publication of local work.
MIDDLEBURY— Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has achieved its first-ever 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the highest CMSlevel of rating for quality of care, staffing and results from health department inspections. Inaddition to notifying the facility, CMS publishes the data on its Nursing Home Compare websitewhere it is available to the public.
So it’s come to this.
The selectboard in New Haven is spending taxpayer money tilting at windmills. Well, actually, tilting at solar panels.
The board is using public money to ask the Vermont Supreme Court to overturn approval of an appropriately sited, state-approved solar energy project in the town.
The board and a minority of New Haven residents have criticized solar projects in the town for being too visible from Route 7. These projects, they worry, can disrupt valley and mountain views.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation on June 2 awarded Mary Johnson Children’s Center the Sally Fox Award. The award is given annually to a Vermont nonprofit organization that provides direct services of exceptional merit to children ages birth through 18.
MIDDLEBURY — With over 16 years in sales and marketing, and 10 of them focused in senior health, Jenni Robertson has joined EastView at Middlebury as the director of sales and marketing. She relocated to Addison County last fall from Florida, and started at EastView in February.
BRANDON — Close to 100 young women and men and their families and friends could not have been faulted for being in a bit of a hurry this past Saturday morning to get out of the Otter Valley Union High School gym.
The 95 who were receiving their diplomas that day, 24 of whom were National Honor Society members, surely wanted to move on to the next stage of their lives.
Cartoon: The left panel is labeled “Barack Obama, 2009.” Barack is at a podium. In the audience are dozens of people holding signs that say “Hope and Change.” The right panel is labeled “Donald Trump, 2016.” Donald is at a podium. In his audience are dozens of people holding signs that say “Hope He’ll Change.”
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School on Saturday graduated 110 seniors into a world in which they will experience a variety of emotions, including jubilation, trepidation, exultation and consternation. Commencement speaker Ken Marcelle added one more to the list: fear. But he urged the newly minted graduates to face that emotion head-on and defeat it.