Archive - May 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed of the theft of a purse, wallet, laptop and iPhone from a vehicle parked on East Main Street on May 20.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Broke up a dispute between some Seminary Street neighbors on May 20.
• Assisted a local resident who on May 20 reported the theft of four snow tires, with rims.
• Received a report that a youth had used his hand to smash through a window at the Middlebury College Ridgeline Road housing on May 21.
BRANDON — The last of three Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) research study clinics will be held this Wednesday, May 29, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Whiting Town Hall.
The first two clinics, held in April and early May at the Brandon Senior Center and Sudbury Town Hall, were well attended. A total of 316 volunteers have donated blood samples that will be tested for antibodies to EEE.
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In my previous column, I confessed that what I missed most since moving to Vermont from California’s Bay Area were sidewalks.
If you asked my husband what he misses most since arriving in Vermont, he’d respond, “Food and produce.”
CORNWALL — Vermont Gas Services Inc. on Friday unveiled a natural gas pipeline route through Cornwall that it believes will comply with the community’s town plan and setback requirements while creating taxable infrastructure. Company officials said the pipeline would pour an estimated $240,000 into the municipal coffers during its first year of operation while allowing a limited number of local tie-ins.
VERGENNES — While Vergennes nears a deal with Encore Redevelopment for a 150-kilowatt solar array near its city sewer plant, the Burlington firm has told the Ferrisburgh selectboard that further research showed its proposal for a 500-kw array on town-owned land was not feasible.
In Vergennes, aldermen and Encore could sign a deal as soon as this week for an array that could save the city at least $4,000 a year off its power bill for the next two decades.
MIDDLEBURY — It was almost six years ago that Jackie Rose became top dog at the Addison County Humane Society (ACHS).
She will leave that position next week with a great sense of accomplishment, having boosted programs and spearheaded a more than $1 million campaign that tripled the size of the ACHS’s Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center at 236 Boardman St.
“Without a doubt, this has been the most rewarding professional experience I have ever had,” Rose said on Wednesday as she showed the ropes to her successor, Jessica Danyow.
FERRISBURGH — It’s official: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure is preparing to embark on her 2013 tour. This year’s thematic and interpretive message is “1813: The Shipwrights’ War, and Other Stories.”
MIDDLEBURY — To honor returning volunteer teachers Loren Mejia and David Hamberlin, Friends of SOLA (School of Leadership, Afghanistan) are sponsoring an Awareness Gathering on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Middlebury’s Ilsley Library.