June 18th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — As the Vermont Public Service Board considers a permit for a proposed $1.2 billion electricity transmission line through Lake Champlain, local community planners are asking that the regulator not stop Addison County’s lakefront towns from taxing the underwater line.
If the permit does forestall such taxation, it could mean that Addison, Bridport, Shoreham and Orwell would miss out on up to $7 million in tax revenue, according to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.
Editor’s note: With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, this essay caught our eye because it reminds us of the boundless love children have for their caretakers. Bristol 9-year-old Shelby Stevers, daughter of Stacy and Matt Stevers, was asked by her third-grade teacher at Bristol Elementary School to write about somebody who meant a lot to her, and she chose to write about her great-grandfather, Pete Many of Middlebury.
By SHELBY STEVERS
MIDDLEBURY — The volunteers at the Neat Repeats consignment shop in Middlebury have awarded $14,900 in the spring 2015 grant cycle, as follows:
Payments of $3,750 to Addison County Housing Solutions, $2,900 in family assistance to 15 families, $1,500 in educational opportunities to six recipients, $1,000 to Festival on-the-Green, $900 in sports opportunities to three recipients, $750 to Addison Central Teens, $720 to Boy Scout Troop 543 and $500 to the Mary Hogan School playground.
ADDISON — Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson be at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Thursday, June 25, to present “Documentation and Perceptions of Native Americans During the Early Periods of Contact in the Champlain Valley.” The program begins at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
BURLINGTON — The following local students graduated from the University of Vermont on May 17:
ADDISON COUNTY — For high school baseball programs used to competing for state titles, 2015 will not go down in history as the most memorable in these parts: Collectively, Vergennes, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury won nine games, just one in the postseason.
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade students enjoyed a few hours of running, jumping and throwing — and each other’s company — on June 10, when they visited Middlebury College for the school’s annual track and field meet.