September 4th, 2014
BRISTOL — After years of waiting, Bristol residents again have a bridge across South Street.
“It’s exciting,” said Dora Rivera, who lives on the west side of the bridge. “The crew did an awesome job.”
The span over the New Haven River was closed in July of 2010 after an Agency of Transportation inspection found it to be unsafe for vehicular traffic, though residents still walked across it to get to downtown Bristol.
MIDDLEBURY — After a few years away, Middlebury Chocolates is back in downtown Middlebury at a new location. But the chocolate shop hasn’t moved much from its original spot.
It first opened in the spring of 2010 just off Main Street in the Holm building next to Battell Bridge. After a couple-year hiatus operating elsewhere in town, owners Stephanie and Andy Jackson last week moved the shop back to the Holm building with a storefront on the opposite side at 7 Frog Hollow Alley, just a level below.
MIDDLEBURY — Kate Gridley’s exhibit “Passing Through” promises to be much more than an art exhibit. Along its travels through New England the show has stopped in the artist’s hometown of Middlebury, where Gridley will collaborate with area organizations and schools to connect her project to the local community.
STARKSBORO — A Starksboro man on Tuesday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to domestic assault-related charges, stemming from an Aug. 30 incident at a Starksboro home during which he allegedly bit a woman with whom he was having a dispute.
VERMONT — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture recognized 140 dairy farms as “Dairies of Distinction” at the annual luncheon hosted at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex this past Thursday. Twenty-seven of those farms, or about one-fifth of the total, are in Addison County.
BRANDON — This fall, the Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team returned many key players from a group that gelled to make a run to the Division II semifinal round in 2013, and added talented newcomers.
ADDISON COUNTY — About this fact, there is no dispute: Five local soccer players who started for their Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high school teams in 2013 will not wear those jerseys in 2014, even though they remain eligible.
Instead, the five — MUHS seniors Calder Birdsey, Oliver Clark and Evan Ryan and two Mount Abe players, senior Theo Weaver and junior Jackie Gorton — will practice and play solely for the Synergy Football Club.
MIDDLEBURY — Commuters driving Route 116 north of East Middlebury might have noticed the construction taking place at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Center of Worship this past month. Many days saw scores of cars and pickup trucks on the property, which was also dotted with tents for staging various construction tasks.