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August 6th, 2015
FERRISBURGH — Visitors to Vermont’s state parks are routinely reminded to dispose of their trash, but over the next two weekends those who make their way to Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh are being asked to bring with them at least some discarded items.
Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation officials awarded Burlington artist Rebecca Schwarz a residency at Button Bay that will run Aug. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16, and recycled plastic is a major part of that residency.
BRISTOL — After receiving notice from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources last August that the Bristol town landfill was in violation of some state rules, town officials scrambled to plan for the dump’s closure, figured how to pay for that process and set up a new regimen for residents to dispose of their trash and recycling.
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police have cited a Barre woman with second-degree murder after concluding that she was suicidal when she allegedly deliberately crossed the center line of Interstate 89 in Richmond last Thursday, July 30, to strike an oncoming vehicle driven by a former Bristol resident, who died at the scene from his injuries.
NEW HAVEN — In early 2008, John Melanson wasn’t sure if Carol’s Hungry Mind Café would last out the year.
But times have indeed changed for the “little coffee shop that could” at 24 Merchants Row in Middlebury.
SALISBURY — Rosie, an 11-year-old cockatiel with personality to spare, went on a little adventure last week.
The grey and white bird with the yellow crest and orange spot on her cheek, typically spends a part of her day outside her cage in the summer home of Carla and David LaFountain at Kampersville in Salisbury. Last Sunday, July 26, David LaFountain opened the door to go outside and Rosie quite unexpectedly followed her owner outdoors and took off into the wild blue yonder.
Editor’s note: This reflection on the closing of the Bristol town landfill was written by Fred Baser, a Bristol citizen, former selectboard member and current state representative for the Addison-4 Vermont House district.
August 1 was a sad day in Bristol. Our dump closed for the last time.
ADDISON COUNTY — In January of 2013, five Middlebury College sophomores began to lay the foundation for a small nonprofit known as Middlebury Foods. Originally inspired by a Chicago company called Box Top Foods, Middlebury Foods would work to combat food insecurity in Addison County by selling “supermarket-quality food at fast food prices.”
Using solely volunteer labor, Middlebury Foods since then has provided low-income and middle-class families with monthly deliveries of fresh food at convenient and community-oriented locations across the county.
VERGENNES/WAUKESHA, Wis. — Generac Holdings Inc., a designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine-powered products, announced this week the Aug. 1 acquisition of Country Home Products Inc. and its subsidiaries, according to a company press release.
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Vergennes, Country Home Products manufactures power equipment used for property maintenance. Primarily sold in North America under the DR and Neuton brand names, CHP employs more than 200 people in its headquarters and in Charlotte and Winooski facilities.