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October 23rd, 2015
BRISTOL — People in the five-town area who care about good music, theater and community have kicked off “Let’s Hear It for Holley Hall,” a local campaign to improve the acoustics in Bristol’s Holley Hall.
MONKTON — The Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Board is seeking a Monkton resident interested in serving on the 13-member school board as the result of a recent vacancy.
After seven years of service, longtime Mount Abe board member Shawna Sherwin submitted her letter of resignation to ANeSU board chair Dawn Griswold on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
PANTON — Green Mountain Power is proposing to install and operate an $11 million, 4.99-megawatt solar farm in Panton. The project would be more than twice the size of the largest existing Addison County arrays and is also as large as any such venture GMP is proposing in Vermont.
The site proposed is 40 acres of a 327-acre parcel that is part of Panton’s largest dairy operation, the Vorsteveld Farm. The site lies in the town’s north end, between Panton Road and the Ferrisburgh town line, east of Jersey Street and west of Slang Creek.
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School board Vice Chair Shawna Sherwin announced her resignation from the MAUHS board, with a letter to Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Board Chair Dawn Griswold, dated Oct. 20.
Sherwin’s is the third school board resignation for ANeSU this fall and the fourth since summer, and came the same day as the ANeSU Executive Committee OK’d a separation agreement with embattled Superintendent David Adams.
VERGENNES — In late 2014, the 15-year-old organization that is charged with overseeing the well-being of downtown Vergennes had to lay off its only employee, a part-time executive director, because it was out of money.
FERRISBURGH — An opponent of Basin Harbor Club’s 150-kilowatt solar array last week won a Vermont Supreme Court decision against the Public Service Board.
However, the decision addressed procedure, not the issues at the heart of the case, such as the array’s impact on the lakefront neighborhood.
MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition will double its capacity to serve homeless families this winter at its Middlebury headquarters, this in response to an increased demand for emergency accommodations.
The Charter House Coalition is a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing and food to those in need in Addison County. During the course of last winter, the coalition provided a temporary home to 55 different individuals and six families at the Charter House at 27 North Pleasant St. in Middlebury.
NEW HAVEN — Municipal planners looking for input from residents on an update to the New Haven Town Plan executed a kind of civic “speed dating” this past Saturday.