January 2nd, 2014
Most days I drive down South Street and stop at its intersection with South Main Street. Lately I have been looking for an architectural treasure on an invaluable piece of town land, as all other letter writers seem to see. What I see is a tired old high school, its upper floor missing after a fire that occurred in my childhood, on an odd shaped piece of land. This building has served Middlebury as town offices for over 60 years, longer than it was its high school. It is time to move forward.
’Twas the night before Christmas when decisions were made.
Gas companies a marching, easements soon paid.
Folks from Middlebury, Shoreham, Cornwall and more
Rise up and resist for all that it’s for.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
Or is there?
And do we forfeit our historic values of independence, self-reliance
The recent story about the UD-3 school board approving a new budget did not have some relevant information that led the board to maintain the current number of teachers at Middlebury Union Middle School rather than reduce the staff this year due to declining enrollment as was proposed at the beginning of the budget process.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police found their caseload reduced during a slow holiday week. Between Dec. 23 and 29, city police:
• On Dec. 26 helped the Addison County Sheriff’s department process a drunk-driving case.
• On Dec. 26 aided Vermont State Police at a Ferrisburgh home with a suicidal man; VSP took him to Porter Hospital for counseling.
• On Dec. 26 took a dog back to a South Maple Street home; a citizen had found the canine wandering loose.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Thomas Husk, 56, of Middlebury for violation of his conditions of release, following a reported disturbance at a North Pleasant Street residence on Dec. 16. A woman told police that Husk had banged on her door, allegedly in an attempt to get into her apartment.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Christmas Eve cited a Brandon man for embezzlement.
Troopers reported that Andrew Grandchamp, 52, of Brandon was working at the Rosen Berger salvage yard in Rutland when he allegedly falsified the weight of scrap metal presented by Robert Withington, 42, of Rutland. Police alleged that in return for this Withington gave Grandchamp a pack of cigarettes.