May 16th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — At their May 10 meeting, the Middlebury selectboard approved the job descriptions of two new positions that will be added to the municipal staff later this year.
The first is an “Assistant Zoning Administrator/Development Review Board Coordinator.” This person would work under Jennifer Murray, the town’s director of planning and zoning. The hire would, among other things, provide customer assistance on zoning questions, receive development applications, write DRB meeting agendas and minutes, and conduct site inspections.
VERGENNES — Spending on the Vergennes Fire Department will rise by about $15,000 next year as higher bond payments kick in for equipment purchases made five years ago.
Vergennes is also looking at bonding for another fire truck in the next year or two.
At its May 10 meeting, the Vergennes City Council approved a $156,327 fire department budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that begins on July 1. That decision increases spending from the current level of $141,191.
MIDDLEBURY — Acclaimed Vermont author Phoebe Stone will open her Middlebury studio on Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. New artwork will be on display and Stone will read from her latest book at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
HANCOCK — A major summer road reconstruction project is under way on Route 125 between the Middlebury Snow Bowl and Route 100 in Hancock. Driver should expect some delays and cyclists are warned of difficult road conditions.
Construction crews will be working throughout the summer excavating 6.5 miles of road surface and correcting roadway deficiencies. As a result of this work, the condition of the road will consist of a mix of gravel and paved surfaces.
MIDDLEBURY — The first meeting of the new Addison Central School District Board will take place on Wednesday, June 22, at 6 p.m., at a location still to be determined.
This information was confirmed on May 5 by officials with the Addison Central Supervisory Union and the Vermont Agency of Education. The first meeting is expected to be focused on board organization, such as election of officers and future topics of conversation, officials said.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary has selected three junior girls from Vergennes Union High School to attend Green Mountain Girls’ State this year. The Auxiliary will sponsor Alyse Beauchemin, Caroline Johnston and Charlotte Haigis as they spend the week of June 18 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will be sponsoring four Vergennes Union High School delegates to the Green Mountain Boys’ State June 19-24 on the campus of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville. The VUHS delegates are Brandon Cousino, Devon Kimball, Hunter O’Connor, and Max Ratti-Bicknell.
The boys were nominated by faculty and staff based on leadership, character and honesty, cooperativeness, community participation and service, and scholarship.
MIDDLEBURY — The Maine Steiners, the premier all-male a cappella ensemble at the University of Maine, will sing a concert in Middlebury on Wednesday as part of the group’s spring tour series.
The 11-member group performs music for all audiences in the style of barbershop, from Disney to Journey.