August 18th, 2014
Many of our nation’s primary industries have been greatly diminished with some almost ceasing to exist. Foreign flags fly triumphantly over countless commercial center structures and prominent, formerly American, factories. Many high-skilled laborers are now employed by foreign-owned corporations.
Donna Donahue deserves your support on Aug. 26 in the Democratic Primary for one of Middlebury’s representatives to the state House of Representatives. Donna will bring a unique balance of business concern with social responsibility. She served eight years on the board of the Better Middlebury Partnership, three of them as president, helping reinvigorate that organization. She will bring that same enthusiasm and passion for our local community to Montpelier.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police made two trips to an Orwell residence during the first week of August in relation to an alleged assault.
Troopers went to Main Street in Orwell on Aug. 5 on a report of a possible assault. After a brief investigation, troopers arrested Justin B. LaFave, 29, of Orwell, cited him for domestic assault, and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility where he was lodged for lack of $5,000 bail.
VERGENNES — Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Executive Director Mike Reiderer has been with the club for 14 of its 15 years and held his post for 13 years.
Reiderer has seen the club’s ups — five of its members have been named Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youths of the Year — and downs — a 2012 federal funding cut forced the club to shutter its elementary school program.
VERGENNES — After a recent meeting with Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials, the Vermont Agency of Education has agreed, with conditions, to restore grant funding to ANwSU that has been withheld from the Vergennes-area school district because of accounting and reporting problems.
ST. ALBANS — Republican gubernatorial Scott Milne is a candidate still in the process of becoming a candidate.
The 55-year-old Pomfret resident freely admits that he is still developing an understanding of many of the issues and doesn’t yet have specific policy proposals. They’re in the works.
MIDDLEBURY — The sweet sounds of music will be coming from the Middlebury Community House next week as the stately, 198-year-old building near the top of Main Street hosts a one-week summer camp — the first offering of the new Middlebury Community Music Center.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury has received unsolicited inquiries from a handful of entrepreneurs interested in developing the so-called “economic development initiative (EDI)” parcel off Bakery Lane in the downtown. Town officials are now drafting a formal request for proposals intended to yield one or more applications to transform the 1.7-acre property into a commercial-retail-office hub.