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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board at their meeting on Monday set a date for a school improvement bond and talked about school taxes with Panton residents (see stories on Page 1A).
In other business at the meeting:
• Co-principals Ed Webbley and Stephanie Taylor fielded a question about the school’s efforts to promote safety given the recent murder of a Massachusetts teacher by a student and the recent suicide of a Mount Abraham student.
MIDDLEBURY — It wasn’t too long ago that the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) had temporarily strayed into a wilderness of financial challenges and a fractured vision.
But the organization has now found a solid trail back to what had been its primary focus: Maintaining and strengthening its crown jewel, the Trail Around Middlebury, which is known locally as the TAM.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Federal Credit Union is banking on its new location on Court Square to be a big winner with customers, some of whom turned out on Monday morning to witness the official unveiling of the VFCU’s vastly improved Middlebury branch office.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board agreed on Monday to add this past spring’s roofing loan into a winter bond vote and set balloting for Dec. 10, not Dec. 3 as had previously been discussed.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury State Airport could soon become the Northeast distribution center for a German glider company that is considering a partnership with an aviation business already located at the facility.
STARKSBORO — Before this year, Eric Rozendaal had never been to Brooklyn, N.Y. Now, he’s visited a dozen times — not as a tourist, but as a vendor of authentic Vermont food at an increasingly popular New York City market.
Rozendaal and his wife, Keenann, own Rockville Market Farm in Starksboro. Every weekend, he travels to “Smorgasburg,” a weekly outdoor food market held in Brooklyn. Smorgasburg hosts 75 to 100 food vendors every week at two locations in the city’s second-most populous borough.
BURLINGTON — One-year-old Emmett did not flinch or cry when his nurse pricked a big toe to take a small sample of blood to test for the presence of lead. The Health Department recommends the routine blood lead screening test for all children at age 1 and again at age 2.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard will ask the Vermont Environmental Court to further explain some of the provisions in its Oct. 18 decision on a controversial gravel pit proposal in town.
The board held a special session Oct. 28 to review and discuss a decision by Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin to grant approval for the long-proposed Lathrop gravel pit.