Archive - Mar 2010 - Page
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectmen next month will review the impact the recently increased municipal water and sewer rates have had on the town’s neediest residents and determine what, if any, adjustments should be made to reduce their financial burden.
BRIDPORT — A team of topnotch doctors from around the world landed in Bridport at the end of February to reexamine commonly held medical beliefs about blood transfusions.
The four-day conference took place from Feb. 26 through March 1, and included doctors from as far afield as Austria and Australia. At the heart of their research is the concern that blood transfusions are risky, expensive and often unnecessary — and yet, they continue to be done frequently in American hospitals and around the world.
With all respect due to the aficionados of the quadrennial FIFA World Cup Football tournament, the Olympics (there is already discussion about the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia), or the upcoming opening day of the Major League Baseball season, there may be no event or season as eagerly anticipated by a small but rabid collection of Vermonters as the start of the fishing seasons.
MIDDLEBURY — Brighter Planet, a Middlebury company dedicated to providing consumers with practical solutions to fighting climate change, will be reducing its organizational footprint in Middlebury as it looks for better ways of helping people worldwide reduce their own respective carbon footprints.
Rob Adler, Brighter Planet’s director of business development and strategic partnerships, confirmed the environmental organization is slightly downsizing its workforce and shifting its headquarters from Middlebury to San Francisco.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Probate Court will continue to function on its own and will not be merged with probate courts in Rutland and Bennington counties, according to legislation recently passed out of the House Judiciary Committee.
ADDISON COUNTY — Spring is sprung!
While warm weather this weekend may have delighted most county residents, temperatures that pushed 60 degrees in parts of the region caused a bit of consternation from local sugarmakers, many of whom worried the warm spell could signal the end to a brief maple sugaring season this year.
ADDISON — For thousands of years the area of Lake Champlain where Vermont’s Chimney Point and New York’s Crown Point stretch toward each other has played a crucial role in history.
Now, the major find of what appears to be a 279-year-old French fort may help Vermont Division for Historic Preservation officials shine a brighter light on the Addison side of the lake.
BRISTOL — Students from Japan are working alongside their peers at Mount Abraham Union High School this week on an ambitious cultural and environmental exchange project investigating affordable “green” housing.
The exchange was arranged by the Shoreham-based foundation Green Across the Pacific (GATP), and is taking place this week at Mount Abe, Harwood Union High School, and at various events around the state.
The Japanese group is made up of 13 high school students, two university students, and six adults (including a mix of teachers and government officials).