Archive - Aug 9, 2007
SARAH HILL OF New Haven laughs as she stays one step ahead of her prancing calf, “Ginger,” and her older sister, Megan, during the peewee dairy show at Addison County Fair and Field Days Tuesday. For more photos from the fair, see Page 2A of Thursday's Addison Independent.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell
August 9, 2007
By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — Recently adopted residential school tax rates in the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns are lower than they were a year ago despite higher spending at the four ANwSU schools.
Although the municipal and non-residential school portion of the tax rates in Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton and Waltham more often than not increased, the homestead school tax rate in those four towns fell. The residential school tax rates in Addison, Ferrisburgh and Panton dropped by about 3 cents, and the homestead rate in Waltham fell by almost 9 cents. (See box for full rate information, including municipal and non-residential rates.)
The Vergennes homestead school tax rate dropped by 99.05 cents to $1.1194 for every $100 of property value. But the city just finished a reappraisal of its property that city officials said will shift more of the tax burden from commercial property to homes, and although the residential school tax rate is lower most city homeowners will pay more in school taxes.
August 9, 2007
By MEGAN JAMES
MIDDLEBURY — Kiyup Ingraham was all set to lead a group of Middlebury College staff and students through the virtual world of Second Life recently, when the teleportation system crashed, leaving him stranded on a dance floor in Vienna. This happens sometimes, he said. Pretty soon, they’d be up and flying again.
In real life, Ingraham goes by the name Joe Antonioli and is an educational technology specialist at the college. Since last week he has been running a series of workshops to train students and tech staff in Second Life, an Internet-based virtual world where users can socialize, share digital creations and even buy and sell things for real money.
August 9, 2007
By CYRUS LEVESQUE
MONKTON — A sense of déjà vu may fall upon anyone from the Bristol area who happens to catch the movie “Holocaust Holocaust” when it is released this fall.
Several of the zombies in the B-movie may resemble people who made large orders from local restaurants this summer. The chief of the cannibal tribe featured in the flick might look like a guy who showed up at Holley Hall a few times in the past month.
There’s a simple reason: most of the filming of the movie is taking place in the woods of Monkton. Producer Don Fetcher of Penniless Productions said that his unusual crew has received a warm welcome from people in the area.
The cast and crew of the movie have taken over Holley Hall for meetings, and scriptwriter Sofian Khan said he has taken advantage of wireless Internet access in the Bristol Bakery and Café to do last-minute script work on his laptop.