May 12th, 2016
BRISTOL — Monday night’s Act 46 forum for the five towns in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union drew appreciation for the intensely detailed work the ANeSU Act 46 Committee is engaged in.
It also saw a fair heap of skepticism as to the potential benefits of school district unification and a series of eloquent and impassioned defenses of the value and mechanisms of local control.
NEW HAVEN — In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president of its United States to begin his first term in office. Microsoft released their newest technology, Windows 3.1. “Aladdin” and “Wayne’s World” packed movie theaters, while Pearl Jam and Nirvana rocked the boom box.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union will hold a series of meetings throughout the district during the next three weeks to explain, and accept feedback on, a proposal to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in the Middlebury-area school district.
MONTPELIER — The adjournment of Vermont Legislature this past Saturday night marked the closing of Rep. Betty Nuovo’s three-decade career representing Middlebury in the Vermont House of Representatives.
Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of essays on Lucretius, an early philosopher who provides a link to “lost classics” through his epic poem “On the Nature of Things.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Area Land Trust Executive Carl Robinson told the Middlebury selectboard Tuesday about a proposal for a habitat management project to help sustain some dwindling “state and regional priority bird species” at Wright Park.
Robinson cited the golden-winged warbler as an example of the species that the project would help protect at the park.
NEW HAVEN — Motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death within the United States among children between the ages of 1 and 13 years old. The correct installation and use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts is one of the most important actions that can be taken to prevent serious injury and/or death in a motor vehicle crash.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Department will conduct live fire training at a North Street location this coming Saturday, May 14.
The public should be aware that firefighters will be training from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 93 North St.