Archive - Nov 12, 2009
As school boards get into the nitty-gritty of next year’s budgets during these last weeks of November and early December, we wonder how they will heed warnings from state officials to rein in spending if they are to avoid state-mandated cuts.
ADDISON — The 80-year-old Champlain Bridge is unsalvageable and will be replaced, most likely at its current location on Route 17 between Addison, Vt., and Crown Point, N.Y.
f you have a vision of how you would like Middlebury to grow over the next 10 to 20 years, now is the time to share your thoughts with town officials.
The Middlebury Planning Commission is starting a multi-year process of updating the town plan and it is seeking direction from town residents. “We feel that inviting more people to tell us what they think and having listened to more people, we will have a better plan and people will feel as if they’ve been heard,” Planning Commission Chairman John Barstow said in an Addison Independent story last Thursday.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectmen on Tuesday picked Brookside Drive resident Nick Artim to fill out a term vacated at the end of last month by longtime Selectman Bill Perkins.
Artim was one of four candidates who had declared interest in replacing Perkins, who has moved to Colorado. The other candidates were residents Jeremy Rathbun, Ted Shambo and Travis Forbes. Artim and Rathbun showed up for public interviews with selectmen on Tuesday; Forbes withdrew his name from contention before the meeting, but said he may run for the spot when it comes up for election next March.
I never intended to play Quidditch again. I played one or two games in the first Quidditch World Cup at Middlebury College, back when it was definitely not a “World Cup.”
BRISTOL — Against the backdrop of a steady beat of African drums, Soriba Simbo Camara leapt and twisted, his body, contorting rhythmically to the sound. He carried a cow’s tail in one hand, a symbol of power in Guinean culture, and wore a traditional West African shirt. The dance was feverish but graceful, and at its end, Camara catapulted his body from the ground in a tremendous jump.
Camara wiped the sheen of sweat from his brow, and caught his breath.
“It keeps you young,” he said, grinning just as he had all through the dance.
MIDDLEBURY — Administrators at Middlebury College have reopened the discussion about the fate of 51 Main at the Bridge, a college-owned restaurant and bar operating in downtown Middlebury.
51 Main hit the chopping block last year, when the college first began looking at serious budget cuts. Officials gave the lounge roughly a year to sink or swim, with the provision that the bar must show at least two consecutive months in the black to stay in operation.
he future of Vermont’s electricity supply will be a major issue in next year’s legislative session and gubernatorial campaign. While the federal government has the primary responsibility for regulating the safety of nuclear power, Vermont law requires that the Legislature must approve an extension of Vermont Yankee’s authority to operate beyond the expiration of its current license in 2012.