Archive - Nov 5, 2009
ADDISON — Vermont and New York transportation officials said on Wednesday they are “encouraged” by the potential of establishing a temporary ferry crossing of Lake Champlain near the now-mothballed Crown Point Bridge, a move that would aid commuters and throw an economic lifeline to area businesses who depend on pass-by traffic.
Meanwhile, engineers continue to evaluate locations on both sides of the lake that could accommodate a temporary bridge, including a spot at the former ferry landing off Crown Point Road in Bridport.
MIDDLEBURY — Outside of the Middlebury American Legion post on Boardman Street, people began lining up as early as 8 a.m. on Tuesday for the state’s first public H1N1 vaccine clinic, which drew hundreds from all over Vermont to Middlebury in search of the vaccine.
But at least 150 people were left out in the rain when the clinic — armed with just 300 doses of the H1N1, or “swine flu,” vaccine — swiftly ran out of the product. Between 450 and 500 people were estimated to have turned out for the event, some coming from as far away as Montreal.
MIDDLEBURY — Wall Street pundits have been invoking the term “Great Depression” in conversations about the current state of the national and global economies.
Those pundits should talk to someone like Charlotte Forte, who turned 100 last month and actually lived through the greatest of financial meltdowns — as an adult — more than 70 years ago.
Charlotte was born on Oct. 22, 1909, the middle child to John and Ruby Gilmore of Bristol. Growing up in a farming community enhanced her knowledge of nutrition — something she cites as one of the keys to her longevity.
VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials have scheduled three public forums as the district begins to consider uniting under one school board with proportional representation from its five towns, much as Vergennes Union High School is now run.
ANwSU officials believe that a one-board union can better serve students and be deliver education in a more cost-effective manner.
MIDDLEBURY — Work has begun on a new Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association (MVAA) headquarters off South Street that will give the organization a more than five-fold increase in space and allow it to offer centralized dispatching for fire and emergency services throughout the county.
“We are definitely pleased we were finally able to get this started,” MVAA Executive Director Bill Edson said of the $2.4 million project, to be sited on a one-acre plot just north of Porter Medical Center.
“We will be opening a new building in our 40th year (in 2010).”
MIDDLEBURY — The newest addition to Middlebury’s health care community isn’t rolling out the latest technology or advanced batteries of tests. In fact, in the case of Partners in Palliative and Home Care — the practice launched by two Middlebury-area doctors this fall — a new approach to medicine looks remarkably old-fashioned.
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MIDDLEBURY — Last Saturday afternoon, while others in the neighborhood were readying bowls of fun-sized Snickers bars for the impending wave of trick-or-treaters, Sloan Weinberg lined up four boxes of books on her porch in Buttolph Acres in Middlebury.
BRISTOL — Looking to field a larger football team, school officials in Vergennes and Bristol are beginning to explore the possibility of a cooperative, cross-district team.
If the plan moves forward, the team would be the first cooperative football team in the state.