MIDDLEBURY — As the weather turns chillier, it’s time to migrate indoors. And there are few holiday traditions more time-honored than visiting the museum.
Those who live in and around Addison County’s shire town are lucky enough to have a first-class museum housed in a center that also hosts hundreds of performances each year, many by internationally renowned artists. It is, of course, the Middlebury College Museum of Art.
ADDISON COUNTY — As Tim Bouton, emergency response planner for the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, made his local rounds after Tropical Storm Irene, he urged towns to drastically rethink their roads, public buildings and other infrastructure and get them out of the flood plain.
MIDDLEBURY — New England Quality Service LLC (NEQS) is seeking zoning permission to acquire a large metal shredding device for use at its Wyre Wheel location at 4079 Route 7 south.
The shredder, according to company officials, will allow NEQS to recycle metal debris — including cars and washing machines — more quickly and efficiently.
Neighbors, meanwhile, told the Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) on Monday that they want to make sure the new equipment doesn’t bring more noise and traffic to the area.
Here's a provocative idea that makes total common sense, and yet it’ll float about as well as a bunch of lead balloons.
Tim Bouton, emergency response planner for the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, was talking in general about what has been learned in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene (and before), including the general premise that roads, and some villages, should not be located in flood plains.
RUTLAND — The days of sorting paper from plastic are over, at least in the recycling bins of Casella Waste Systems customers in Southern Vermont.
Casella unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, zero-sort recycling facility in Rutland on Nov. 18 with much fanfare. Gov. Peter Shumlin was the headliner at the grand opening attended by over 200 area business leaders, local and state officials and Casella employees.
I admit it felt crazy getting up at midnight to drive through the night in order to be fishing at dawn on the Salmon River, a tributary of Lake Ontario in western New York. But the opportunity to catch Great Lakes steelhead will do that to a person. And besides, if it was crazy, I was not alone in my craziness.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a suspected domestic violence case involving a woman that was being treated for injuries at Porter Hospital on Nov. 22.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a report that someone drove off from the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street without paying for $50.44 in gas on Nov. 21.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, were notified that during the previous night someone had shot with a firearm several mailboxes on Meehan Road in Bristol.
A full-size, white truck was seen in this residential area at the time of the gunshots. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the VSP at the New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.
In other recent activity, VSP: