February 12th, 2016
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Friday urged Vermonters to prepare for frigid weather conditions this weekend. In addition, the governor advised Vermonters at risk of homelessness to contact their local Economic Services Division office before 4:30 p.m. or to call 211 after 4:30 p.m. to arrange for temporary housing during the coldest nights.
VERGENNES — With a Town Meeting Day vote set in Vergennes to see whether city residents would support a measure to re-route half the truck traffic that rolls through their downtown, selectboards of the towns that would host those trucks are expressing early opposition.
BRANDON — Voters in the eight towns in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union school district will see three school budgets on their upcoming town meeting warnings, but it is likely that the vote on only one of those budgets will count.
That’s because those voters last month approved the new Otter Valley Unified Union School District under the Act 46 school consolidation law, but the towns warned school budgets under both the old system and the new one since that vote could still be petitioned for reconsideration.
MONKTON — There will be no contested races in Monkton on Town Meeting Day.
On the selectboard, Selectman Roger Parker is running again for a three-year seat, and incumbent Henry Boisse is running again for a two-year seat.
All candidates for the Monkton Central School board are also unchallenged incumbents. Robert Radler is up for a three-year term; and both Marikate Kelley and Sarah Rougier are running again for one-year terms.
LINCOLN — Lincoln Library has planned a slate of programs and workshops for the month of February that are targeted at both children and adults.
An adult coloring program, titled “Color Your World,” is on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 1-2 p.m. A selection of colored pencils will be available, or participants may bring their own. Cynthia Kling will lead this fun and informative event. She will talk a bit about color and the color wheel and then distribute pages for people to color.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Community Chorus announces a new season to prepare for its annual spring concert, slated for performance on campus on the afternoon of Mother’s Day, May 8. Regular rehearsals are Tuesday and Sunday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in Mead Chapel, beginning Feb. 16.
NEW HAVEN — This year marks the 75th anniversary of the “new” Beeman school building, which is located on North Street in New Haven village.
Beeman Academy opened in the fall of 1870. It was incorporated into the town school system in 1894, and finally leased to the New Haven school district in 1912. That same year, it was extensively renovated and expanded.
Sadly, on Oct. 28, 1940, the venerable Beeman Academy burned to the ground.
MIDDLEBURY — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury will offer a series of Lenten services inspired by the beautiful, chant-like music of the Taizé Community, an ecumenical, multicultural monastery in France.
All are invited to attend.
All services will be on Wednesday evenings, from Feb. 17 through March 16, starting at 7 p.m.