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September 19th, 2013
UPDATE: MIDDLEBURY — A local man who for the past nine months had been under an active arrest warrant for driving under the influence pleaded not guilty on Monday in Addison County Superior Court (criminal division) to multiple drunk driving-related offenses after he allegedly struck and critically injured two cyclists in Sunday’s Tour de Farms event in Shoreham.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Rev. Andrew Nagy-Benson, pastor of the Middlebury Congregational Church, considers his profession one of the dwindling “generalist” vocations in an age when experts and wonks reign supreme.
“Our currency is not in knowing everything about one thing, but knowing something about a lot of things, and more importantly, beyond knowledge, it’s all about human connection,” he said, sitting down in his spacious Charter House office.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) is considering creating a new, $73,449-per-year position to help the district’s seven elementary schools maintain their respective buildings and plan for their long-term facilities needs.
As the Addison Independent went to press on Wednesday, five ACSU elementary schools had endorsed the idea of a “facility maintenance manager,” a person who would, among other things, be tasked with:
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday supported Police Chief George Merkel’s plan for more aggressive enforcement in response to an August petition from South Maple Street residents requesting the city to address what they say is persistent speeding in their neighborhood.
MIDDLEBURY — Construction crews this week are expected to complete the excavation phase of a lengthy, $1,125,316 public works project on South Street, leaving only repaving work that will conclude next month.
MIDDLEBURY — From growing up the sixth of seven children on a farm in Salisbury to competing as an Olympic biathlete and completing mountaineering expeditions to the farthest places on Earth, Jan Reynolds knows what it’s like to work hard to prove herself — oftentimes as the only female in her group.
BURLINGTON — Mosquito pools in Cornwall, Brandon and Milton tested positive this week for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory.
STARKSBORO — Unbound Grace, a Starksboro-based nonprofit, will host a community benefit on Saturday, Sept. 21. Its fourth annual Community Big Barn Dance will include a country potluck with chicken BBQ, family field days, a silent auction, and all-ages square and contra dancing with a little bit of rock-and-roll. Music is provided by talented local band Gumbo YaYa. The event will be held at Sentinel Farms, 4118 VT Route 116 in Starksboro, from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Attendees may want to bring lawn chairs or a blanket.