Archive - Aug 19, 2013
SALISBURY — In a double Olympic and Sprint Vermont Sun Triathlon event on Aug. 11 at Lake Dunmore, Jason Frank of Burlington missed breaking the sprint triathlon course record (set in 2006 by Darby Thomas) by just seven seconds, winning in 59:11.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury and Weybridge leaders have hired a team to size up a new sidewalk that would connect Middlebury and Weybridge across the historic Pulp Mill Bridge.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission has given its tentative backing to the proposed Addison Natural Gas Project, provided it meets a series of safety, environmental, economic and public outreach conditions set forth in a memorandum of understanding signed Aug. 12 by the regional planning commission and Vermont Gas.
BRANDON — A settlement has been reached regarding a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Brandon after neighboring landowners appealed a local permitting decision to the state’s Environmental Court.
The settlement clears the way for Vermont’s third permitted and licensed medical marijuana facility in a 6,700-square-foot building on Lovers Lane.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury during the 19th and early 20th centuries was known for its marble and the ability to export it via an active rail system.
Well, Middlebury’s Marble Works is now a shopping center and train traffic is sparse, but the town might soon get an artistic and utilitarian reminder of its industrial and transportation heritage.
VERGENNES —Vergennes is seeking a $180,000 VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program grant to extend a city sidewalk along North Main Street from the Vergennes Redemption Center to Champlain Discount Foods, a stretch of road that includes the Kennedy Brothers building, according to draft minutes from the city council’s July 23 meeting.
MIDDLEBURY — The Town Hall Theater’s “Young Company” is back for its third season and for the first time ever is capping its three-week acting and ensemble-building camp with not one, but two plays of a very different nature. The group on Monday, Aug. 19, will stage “Aladdin,” a Disney musical, and Jean Anouilh’s adaptation of “Antigone,” a classical Greek drama whose eponymous heroine is the incestuous lovechild of Oedipus and his mother.
VERGENNES — The Little City kicks off its annual Vergennes Day festivities on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. with a street dance on Main Street and in City Park. Snacks and Mexican food will be available and children can play in the Bouncy House. Admission is free but donations are accepted.