Archive - Dec 2011
VERGENNES — “I’ve always had a secret love for weapons and armor,” said Michael McEnerney.
The 20-year-old apprentice armorer from Vergennes recently completed his first major project, a scale mail and chain mail vest that weighs over 40 pounds. The breast is an interlocking fabric of anodized aluminum scales, bright green and subtly cupped. As heavy as the piece is, it looks as delicate as feathers.
MIDDLEBURY — A consultant is sizing up repairs for a portion of the Ilsley Library roof in wake of concerns over moisture entering the stately stone building at 75 Main St. in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Clothing maker Geiger of Austria earlier this month cut five positions at its Middlebury facility at 38 Pond Lane, bringing its total workforce — which once numbered 70 — down to three.
“We had to downsize,” said Wolfgang Miska, executive vice president of Geiger. “With such a seasonal business, it was not feasible to continue with the staff we had here.”
MIDDLEBURY — Around 25 people came out on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to share their views about the prospect of a new, or improved, municipal building and gymnasium at the intersection of College and South Main streets.
Two recent proposals by Gov. Peter Shumlin conflict in surprising ways, and neither serve the state’s best interest.
Let me explain.
BRISTOL — Saturday’s high school girls’ basketball game between Mount Abraham and Mill River started out looking like a breeze for the host Eagles, but it ended with the Eagles having to make several clutch plays in the final minutes to pull out a 37-35 win.
In the opener for both squads, Mount Abe allowed MRU to score just three first-half hoops on the way to a 21-11 lead at the break.
BRISTOL — The Bristol landfill, one of two remaining town-owned dumps in the state, is on course to close in 2029. But to meet that deadline, the town of Bristol requires a Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) certification from the Waste Management Division every five years.
MIDDLEBURY — Tropical Storm Irene blew out of Vermont more than three months ago, but its after-effects continue to be seen not only in the form of scarred asphalt and damaged roads, but on the ledgers of human service agencies trying to raise money to put people back on their feet.