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October 5th, 2015
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/30 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS............................ 2-0
10/2 Mt. Mansfield vs. Mt. Abe................. 2-0
10/2 MUHS vs. Colchester....................... 3-1
We all know the reaction that plays across the countenance of those who visit Vermont, who witness its beauty on a tour of the leaves and leave feeling grateful that places like this still exist. Like many residents that have lived outside the Green Mountains, I, too, came here because I was drawn to the pastoral and the bucolic, and craved a community-rich experience that gave real meaning to life. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t marvel at the land and the people and the seeming balance they make.
BRISTOL — The boards for each of the six Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Schools, assembled together at Mount Abraham on Monday evening, took important next steps in the Act 46 unification process.
They decided to create an Act 46 study committee with 15 members: five from Bristol, three each from Monkton and Starksboro, and two each from Lincoln and New Haven.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury is considering a “public nuisances” ordinance that calls on landlords to police noisy, disruptive tenants that have drawn an increasing number of complaints, particularly in the Weybridge and Shannon street neighborhoods.
The new law has been drafted by the town’s public safety committee and will soon come before the Middlebury selectboard for its review and possible approval. Local residents, including tenants and landlords, will also have a chance to weigh in on the draft.
PANTON — On Oct. 24 a new Panton law is scheduled to take effect that will ban trash and junk vehicles from being left in sight from town roads or neighboring properties, regulate salvage yards in the town, and give property owners the right to have vehicles abandoned on their land towed at the owners’ expense.
The Panton selectboard adopted the law on Aug. 25 after a lengthy process that included a rewrite by a new Vermont League of Cities and Towns legal team, according to selectboard Chairman John Viskup.
BRISTOL — The superintendent of the Bristol-area school district, David Adams, has gone on leave, and the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union school board has named Assistant Superintendent Catrina DiNapoli to take over his duties while an “acting superintendent” is found.
Adams has drawn fire in the past seven months as voters rejected budget proposals for three of the district’s six schools, the teachers’ union voted no confidence in his leadership and a petition signed by 500 people asked for his resignation.
SALISBURY — The Salisbury selectboard will spend the coming months discussing the possibility of closing the municipal landfill in the near future and joining the Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD).
Salisbury Selectman Tom Scanlon said he and his colleagues have been carefully reviewing the pros and cons of closing the community’s landfill, the only unlined facility still open in the state.