January 16th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Despite the gloomy weather this past Sunday, more than a hundred community members enjoyed a long bicycle tour.
The tour was on stationary “spinning” bicycles at the Middlebury Fitness health club and the goal was not miles traveled but money raised. By that measure it was a big success as they raised more than $7,000 for the United Way of Addison County in the six-hour Spin United fundraising event.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission on Jan. 9 peppered a Vermont Gas Systems executive with questions about the “Phase II” pipeline project.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard’s lengthy, sometimes acrimonious debate related to construction of new town offices and recreation facilities has placed the panel squarely in the public eye during the past eight months. And if recent activity at the local town clerk’s office is any indication, there will be no shortage of takers for the three selectboard terms that will be up for grabs on Town Meeting Day, March 4.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board last week adopted a budget proposal for the 2014-2015 school year that calls for a spending increase of almost 11 percent to $3.62 million and adds a new teacher — one not recommended by administrators — to help handle a large blended 5th- and 6th-grade class.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday voted 5-1 to endorse a term sheet outlining a $7.5 million deal between Middlebury College and the town that would culminate in construction of a new municipal building and recreation center.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Monday heard budget proposals for the landfill, solid waste and fire departments, as the board edged closer to finalizing a 2014-2015 spending plan that it will put before voters for approval in March.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Selectman Travis Forbes threatened to resign from his position late last week after leveling a breach-of-contract dispute against the town’s Public Works Department. Forbes alleged that department officials improperly rejected road sand from the Forbes family’s company — Case Street Redi-Mix Inc. — and instead ordered product from a different company, in spite of the fact that Case Street Redi-Mix had won the bid to supply the town’s sand this winter.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of thefts in the early hours of Jan. 13 that targeted both homes and vehicles across two counties.
Police believe the three burglaries and five larcenies that occurred in the towns of Charlotte and Monkton are related.