May 22nd, 2014
SALISBURY — Town Clerk Ann Dittami has announced a reduction in office hours. The town office will be open on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office will be closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day.
HANCOCK — The development of the Hancock Town Green is continuing. On Monday, May 19, a group of residents, led by Dick Robson, placed 14 memorial plaques at the base of the maple and crabapple Trees. Additionally, the selectboard purchased a raised memorial plaque for the Roxanne Sue Curtis Bowen memorial balsam tree that was installed this week.
MIDDLEBURY — The call came in at around 11 a.m. this past Friday. A local man traveling in a car headed down Route 7 South in Middlebury was overdosing on heroin. He needed help. Fast.
Middlebury Regional EMS and Middlebury police sped down the highway and intercepted the vehicle near Martin’s Hardware. Rescue officials loaded him into an ambulance and made a beeline for Porter Hospital.
“He was unresponsive when I left (the scene),” said Middlebury Police Sgt. Mike Christopher.
ADDISON COUNTY — Bands play as they march past, men wearing fezzes whiz by in peppy little cars and parents let their children scramble into the street for candy tossed to them by strangers — it must be time for Memorial Day parades.
Six Addison County towns will host Memorial Day parades this weekend, and one town — Monkton — will wrap it all up with a solemn observance on Monday evening.
ADDISON — A newcomer to statewide politics announced on Monday he would seek one of the two Addison-3 seats in the Vermont House of Representatives, but the novice candidate is no stranger to public service in his hometown of Addison or the greater Vergennes community.
John Spencer, 66, a Democrat, now leads two panels in his native town, the Addison Development Review Board and the Addison Town Hall Restoration Committee.
BRANDON — A choice of one is not a choice. That was the message to the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Executive Board from the community on Monday evening after a forum introducing the candidates for superintendent. In the end, the public urged the board to re-post the superintendent position, but for now, the board will continue the process it began.
LINCOLN — What started as a way to help seniors find affordable housing has, over a quarter-century, turned into one of Lincoln’s most popular annual events.
When Lincoln hosts its annual Town Wide Yard Sale this Saturday it will mark the affair’s 25th anniversary.
In state political news, the biggest announcement of the week was Bruce Lisman reporting that he would not be running for governor against Democrat incumbent Peter Shumlin. That seemingly gives Shumlin clear sailing for another two-year term. Considering the controversial issues at stake — paying for health care reform, restructuring school governance and getting school spending under control, and keeping a lid on state taxes, to name a few — it’s surprising that a strong opponent hasn’t yet emerged.