Archive - Jul 16, 2009 - Page
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — Agri-Mark/Cabot officials told Middlebury selectmen on Tuesday they will consider installing additional water recycling equipment at their Exchange Street cheese plant if the town increases its current water rate of $2.85 per 1,000 gallons used.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
ADDISON COUNTY — In a year when dismal federal milk prices have slammed Vermont’s dairy industry, unmooring the cornerstone of Vermont’s agricultural industry, some state legislators might be hard pressed to sound a note of optimism about the future of agriculture in Vermont.
Not Rep. Christopher Bray, D-New Haven. Ask Bray, and he’ll tell you the silver lining to the doom and gloom agriculture forecast boils down to two words: economic development.
LINCOLN — When the people of Zeno Mountain Farm get together each summer, it’s more like a family reunion than a summer camp, according to Peter and Ila Halby, the husband and wife team who are its directors.
The Lincoln nonprofit is the newest incarnation of a series of multi-age summer camps originally founded as “Camp Jabberwocky” on Martha’s Vineyard in 1953. Like its predecessors, Zeno Mountain Farm has the uncommon mission of hosting a mix of people with and without developmental and physical disabilities. The goal is to create and sustain a unique community.
By JOHN FLOWERS
EAST MIDDLEBURY — When Irene Piper was a child, you knew there was a crisis in the community when someone rang the bell in the East Middlebury United Methodist Church (UMC). Citizens would converge on the 1849 worship hall, discuss the problem at hand, and work together to solve it.
“The church was the center of the community,” said Piper, now 68.