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MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 school board is welcoming a new Middlebury member and is seeking to fill another vacancy created by the recent resignation of longtime Shoreham member Bill O’Neill.
Quinn Mecham will serve the balance of the term (through next February) of former UD-3 board member Connie Leach of Middlebury, who recently moved out of town. The ID-4 school board, which represents Middlebury, appointed Mecham to the position, which will then be up for grabs on Town Meeting Day next March. Mecham is an assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College.
BRISTOL — On Tuesday, the Bristol Energy Committee presented the Mount Abraham Union High School board with a plan to install solar panels on the roof of the school building.
But it will be awhile before Mount Abe opts for arrays.
“At this point, it’s just not cost-effective,” Chairman Lanny Smith said. “It would take 48 years before we would see any payback on them. It doesn’t make any sense.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on Saturday, Oct. 30, will have an opportunity to celebrate the birth of a new downtown bridge as well as the 200th birthday of an iconic local inn.
ADDISON — A Tuesday forum at Addison Central School will look at the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification process. It is sponsored by the ANwSU committee that is spearheading what is expected to become the third formal effort since 2005 to unify union governance under one board.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., committee members will to address unification issues, including those that led to Addison’s petitioned defeat last year of the one-board initiative. Addison overturned its approval of unification in May 2009 after all five ANwSU towns backed it overwhelmingly that March.
FERRISBURGH — With a new Vermont law in place promising four years of tax breaks and a one-time cash bonus for school districts that consolidate, an Addison Northwest Supervisory Union board committee has begun holding public meetings to once again test one-board governance waters.
Legislators are trying to encourage school consolidation across Vermont through Act 153 as a cost-saving measure.