February 27th, 2017
NORTH FERRISBURGH — At their Feb. 21 meeting, members of the Ferrisburgh selectboard reviewed the latest response from the Agency of Transportation to the board’s request for a study of the Route 7-Stage Road intersection that could lead to its signalization.
Residents have petitioned the board to lobby VTrans for a light, and the board had even before gone back and forth with agency officials on the issue.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School Music Department’s annual Black and White Cabaret that was scheduled for Feb. 13 was snowed out.
The new date for the cabaret is this Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the VUHS Middle School Gym. There will be tasty desserts and hot beverages for the audience to enjoy while hearing music from the Commodore Jazz Ensemble, Commodore Singers and various small vocal and instrumental ensembles.
MIDDLEBURY — March is screening month for pre-kindergarten children from Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge.
The ACSD Early Education Program provides services to children identified as having disabilities or delays in meeting developmental milestones. We also collaborate with partner preschool and childcare programs to address the needs of our local pre-kindergarten children. Screenings help to identify children who would benefit from additional support before entering kindergarten.
Presidential candidates seeking to be on the Vermont ballot would have to disclose their personal income tax returns for the past five years under a bill discussed last Tuesday by a Senate committee.
However, the bill — which is expected to be discussed at some March town meetings — faced serious constitutional questions from some committee members, as well as by the legal counsel to the Legislature and an assistant attorney general. All worried about restricting access to the ballot in any way.
The state treasurer unveiled a program last Wednesday that will allow people with disabilities to build investment accounts without losing state and federal benefits.
Beth Pearce said Vermonters with disabilities, or their guardians, can visit a new website to sign up for an investment account that will be held in the name of the person with the disability.
MIDDLEBURY — Rutland County’s premier Women’s Chorus has expanded rehearsals to include Addison County area women singers.
This year the Ladies Night Out chorus is officially holding rehearsals in Middlebury at CVUUS on Wednesdays, 7:15-9 p.m., (except the third Wednesday of the month) through April. Concerts are in Middlebury on Tuesday, April 18, then in Brandon on Saturday, April 22 and in Rutland on Sunday, April 23.
BRISTOL — SchoolHack Solutions, the Bristol company that makes education software, recently hired Thierry Uwilingiyimana as a product director.
“Thierry’s strong technical background combined with his deep understanding of learner-centered education and design thinking will add tremendous value to our team,” CEO David Lipkin said in a press release.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ team defeated two of its three main rivals for the Division I title last week as the regular season ended to finish at 15-4-1 and earn the No. 2 seed.
On Wednesday the Tigers knocked off first-place Essex, 3-1, and on Saturday the Tigers went to St. Albans and halted fourth-place BFA-St. Albans’ eight-game winning streak, also by 3-1.