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April 23rd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Shoppers at the Sears Hometown Store in Middlebury are noticing some new products, a new store layout, some new ways to search for items, and new store owners.
Tom and Robin Coulter became owners of the store this past February, and they will showcase their changes to the store at 383 Exchange St. during a grand reopening celebration that will span this Thursday through Saturday.
NEW HAVEN — Officials in New Haven, long frustrated by the proliferation of solar arrays in the rural Addison County town and the town’s lack of control over regulating them, is taking a new approach in court.
Until now, municipalities have not held any official weight in hearings on proposed utility developments; the Public Service Board has sole discretion on such matters.
BRANDON — The Brandon selectboard is going to ask town residents to take the first step toward levying a 1 percent local tax that would fund repairs to local infrastructure.
Projections are that such a tax would raise roughly $130,000 a year for Brandon to spend solely on capital improvement projects, such as sidewalks, road and bridge repair, and vehicle maintenance and replacement.
MIDDLEBURY — Local physicians, mental health professionals and school officials are discussing the possibility of opening a health clinic at Middlebury Union High School, a facility through which students could receive medical attention, substance abuse counseling and other services that are beyond the current purview of school nurses.
“The idea itself has been around for a long time,” explained MUHS Principal William Lawson. “It’s been something some of my staff here have always been interested in.”
MIDDLEBURY — When Scott Gemignani says he likes games, he’s not talking about the ones you operate with a joystick or the varieties you can play on a computer.
“People are getting tired of (electronic) devices,” Gemignani, a 35-year-old East Middlebury resident, said during a recent interview.
The games that Gemignani enjoys are the ones played with cards, dice, moving pieces and a lot of imagination.
VERGENNES — Two Addison County places of worship are taking a close look at their respective, historic church buildings in an effort to better tailor their space to meet the growing needs of their respective communities.
Fund the Pathways program at Mount Abraham Union High School. Fully.
Recently I was made aware that the support staff positions in the Pathways program were going to be cut if the budget was passed. The budget has not been passed yet, so I am relieved, but not at ease. The termination of these positions would be doing an unimaginable disservice to the students at Pathways.
Last week, I spent $102 to get my car fixed. Or, more accurately, I spent $102 to replace two faulty tire-pressure sensors that had triggered an ominous-looking amber dashboard light. The light erroneously indicated that one or more of my tires was dangerously low.
My tires were fine.
Perhaps you are familiar with that warning light: It’s a sort of horseshoe shape with the ends pointing up. It’s ripply on the bottom, with an exclamation point in the middle, meaning “Hey, pay attention, this is super important!”