October 10th, 2013
WEYBRIDGE — The partial shutdown of the federal government and the expiration of the farm bill have put Addison County dairy farmers in a precarious position. Without a price stabilization program or access to crucial information like crop reports and other federal resources, farmers have to make important business decisions based on educated guesses rather than hard data.
But it’s not just the farmers who are suffering. Some of those who support farms and the farm economy are also closed out of jobs or frustrated by government shutdown.
MIDDLEBURY — Delaying until next March a vote on new Middlebury municipal offices and a new recreation center could add $353,000 more to the project price tag than if the matter were decided this December, according to new information unveiled on Tuesday by members of a panel charged with mapping out the proposal.
MIDDLEBURY — The first time Amy Yuen, 34, looked for a house she was a graduate student in Atlanta. The housing bubble had yet to burst and houses moved fast, selling within a few months at most, in the city known for its sprawl.
CAMP JOHNSON — The government shutdown, now in its second week, has ceased operations in all government offices, putting thousands of government workers on furlough and stopping funding to federal programs across the country. On Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin, joined by Vermont National Guard Maj. Gen. Steven Cray and other state officials at Camp Johnson in Colchester, outlined the growing effects of the federal shutdown on Vermonters.
MIDDLEBURY — Throughout a person’s life, there is usually one defining achievement, one great success that becomes what they are remembered for, the personal triumph that becomes the first line of their obituary. For David Horlacher, whose career as a military officer, scholar and economic adviser has spanned seven decades and several continents, choosing this defining achievement is no easy task — and he isn’t even finished yet.
BRISTOL — The Mountain Health Center in Bristol has moved to the BristolWorks complex and for the past year has been offering health care to underserved populations — in addition to its traditional clientele. But last week the center got word that it has received designation that will make it easier for the medical practice to continue providing those services.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Community House trustees want to hear from any individuals or businesses interested in leasing or even purchasing the historic downtown home, a venerable local asset that unfortunately remains financially unstable.
Tennessee Williams’ 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens Oct. 17 at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. In the play, a birthday party is being thrown for Big Daddy (played by Steve Small), who has been ill for years but has never chosen who will inherit his rich Mississippi Delta cotton plantation.