Archive - Jul 15, 2010
MIDDLEBURY — One of the nonprofit developers of Middlebury Commons is planning another affordable housing project for seniors — this one in Middlebury South Village (MSV) off Court Street.
In the Democratic primary race for Lt. Governor, the candidate with a firm grasp of the legislative system, a balanced approach to problem solving and an ability to craft legislation that wins the backing of both sides of the political aisle is Rep. Chris Bray of New Haven.
MIDDLEBURY — No one knows exactly how town photography began. In the late 1890s, people began ordering large 8” by 10” cameras from the Sears Roebuck mail order catalogue for about $40 (about 10 times the weekly wage of a cobbler). A few entrepreneurial photographers — whose identities are now unknown — began charging for photographs of families posing in front of their homes with the new cameras.
The photographers also made postcards that were mailed around the country.
VERGENNES — The five towns in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union (ANwSU) area received their state educational property tax rates last week for the next fiscal year. These educational rates, which typically make up about three-fourths of the towns’ total residential tax rates, will mostly remain stable relative to recent years.
While I was interviewing Jen Roberts in her Bridport home, she said something that made me want to pause my digital voice recorder.
“I was always more interested in where I wanted to be than what I wanted to do,” she said.
I was interviewing Jen and her husband Judd about their decision to raise their two daughters, Mirabelle and Adalaide, in Addison County.
MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — On Tuesday evening, the Vergennes and Middlebury swim teams hosted meets at their respective home pools. Middlebury fell to Burlington Country Club with a score of 162 to 309, while the Vergennes Swim Team toppled the StKnights Swim Team of Burlington, 285 to 190.
MIDDLEBURY — Developers of the proposed Eastview at Middlebury retirement community are seeking $1 million in federal funds to leverage more financing for the 98-unit project slated for land next to the Porter Medical center campus off South Street.
Congratulations, everyone, we did it: We survived the heat wave.
Before, most of us didn’t know much about dealing with prolonged high temperatures. But last week gave us a crash course in climate control. While the rest of the world was talking about the World Cup and LeBron James, we were talking about dew points and home-cooling solutions.