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June 22nd, 2015
The Ferrisburgh selectboard took the bold action of rejecting three of five proposed solar arrays filed this past month saying that the proposed locations would pose “an extreme visual impact.” But there’s a problem: the town doesn’t have a lot of say. As in the case of all Vermont solar arrays, towns can express their approval or disapproval, but the Public Service Board holds all the cards.
People should put the common good ahead of their self interests when it comes to something as serious as immunizations. Vermont just passed a law that prohibits philosophical exemptions. Hopefully, this law will provide protection in our community for the future. This might prevent parents from putting their child at risk as well as ill individuals, infants and the elderly who have a low immune system and cannot receive the vaccinations.
Having read about the plans for the much needed repairs that will cause upheaval in the center of Middlebury village, I have two comments.
On behalf of Agri-Mark, Inc., I would like to express our very strong, continued support for the extension of the natural gas pipeline from Chittenden County to Middlebury.
This week’s writer is Ross Connelly, who has been editor and publisher of the Hardwick (Vt.) Gazettefor nearly 30 years. This is an open letter to Sen. Bernie Sanders.
2015 Profiles in Community
As seen in the July 2nd edition of the Addison Independent
With over 175 businesses and professionals in and around the Addison County Community, the 2015 Profiles in Community supplement was one of the largest in the 29-year history of this section. Featured are the many friendly faces that make us all proud to live in this community!
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital has acquired a new, state-of-the-art mammography machine that uses 3-D technology in producing images so reliable that it gives staff radiologists a 41-percent better chance in detecting invasive breast cancer compared to the previous, two-dimensional mammography test.
WALTHAM — Despite some citizen questions at a May 13 Waltham Development Review Board hearing, Waltham and Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) officials say a proposed 14-unit affordable housing development on the Waltham-Vergennes border remains on track.
The DRB has set a second hearing for 6:30 p.m. on June 23 on the ACCT’s roughly $3 million proposal for seven modular duplexes on a 2.3-acre parcel served by municipal water and sewer. It will be held in Waltham Town Hall.