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September 29th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Noted journalist and climate movement activist Bill McKibben has won the 2014 Right Livelihood Award, which is sometimes referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum Tuesday, Oct. 7, focusing on Addison County’s contested races for the Vermont House of Representatives. It will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ilsley Library Community Room in Middlebury. Paul Ralston, owner of Vermont Coffee Company and outgoing Vermont state representative, will moderate the event.
BRISTOL — Since launching in the heart of downtown in 2011, the Bristol Works business park boasts about a dozen tenants across manufacturing, healthcare and energy sectors. On Friday, the community is invited to come see for themselves during an open house on the campus, which is located at Munsill Avenue and Pine Street.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Sept. 23 confirmed the city still has in hand a $21,000 Department of Buildings and General Services grant for a new toddler playground despite an error in its initial application.
A letter from the department told aldermen that state officials appreciated being updated about the mistake in a survey percentage of how many residents supported the playground, and it asked the city to keep state officials updated on the construction timing and possible move of the playground site.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Chamber of Commerce recently announced the selection of Stephen C. Terry of Middlebury as its 2014 Citizen of the Year. Terry’s contributions to Vermont will be celebrated at an awards dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Grand Maple Ballroom at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center.
VERGENNES — In addition to discussing a proposed toddler park, Vergennes aldermen this past Tuesday also:
FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM), which has grown dramatically during 30 years of operation, is entering into a new phase of evolution and growth. Erick Tichonuk has made the decision to step down as executive director, and therefore the board of directors of the museum has launched a national search for a new executive director.