Archive - Apr 2010 - Page
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College last week acquired Addison House, a historic building on College Street in Middlebury, and plan to convert it into office space.
The previous owners of the building in February announced plans to shut its doors as a senior care facility. After 25 years in the senior care business, the owners approached Middlebury College as a potential buyer. Last week, college administrators closed the deal on the $700,000 building.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Rainbow Room spent the past three months dialing down its wattage, but the business is glowing more brightly than ever. That’s because the Rainbow Room placed tops among 14 Middlebury businesses that participated in an energy conservation challenge.
MIDDLEBURY — Habitat for Humanity of Addison County (HHAC) on Saturday, April 17, officially turned over the keys to its fifth home — a three-bedroom abode off Weybridge Street in Middlebury that will provide affordable shelter for a single mom and her four young children.
The organization will now turn its attention to finding another, low-cost building lot so volunteers can get started on home number six. John Jefferies, chairman of the HHAC board, said the organization is exploring some potential house lots in Vergennes and Cornwall.
FAIRFAX, Vt. — Rep. Peter Welch on Friday unveiled long-awaited legislation that could, if passed, create a “growth management program” for the U.S. dairy industry that supporters hope would curb the volatile highs and lows of the federal milk pricing system.
MONTPELIER — Rep. Steve Maier, D-Middlebury, is in line to participate on a new state commission that would be charged with developing and recommending a new health care system accessible to all Vermonters.
FERRISBURGH — Gerianne Smart first got to know Walter Hacks in the milking parlor of a Waterbury Center dairy.
Moving among the cows, dairy farmer George Woodard told his friend about Hacks in fits and spurts: The fictional character was 11 years old, a tenacious Vermont farm boy infatuated with Westerns and a speed demon on a bicycle.
It turned out that Hacks and his story had been rattling around in Woodard’s head for some time — and it wasn’t long before Smart, a Ferrisburgh resident, was equally infatuated.
MIDDLEBURY — Fewer than 20 Middlebury voters met on Wednesday, April 14, to support a proposed 2010-2011 ID-4 budget of $5,771,990 and a plan to spend up to $191,100 on pavement and drainage upgrades to the Mary Hogan Elementary School grounds.
Approximately 18 local voters attended the annual meeting held at the school, a gathering that lasted around an hour, ID-4 school board Chairwoman Lucy Schumer said. During that time, school officials and engineers fielded various questions about the budget and project, respectively.
VERGENNES — The owners of the prominent former Haviland Shade Roller Mill building on the Vergennes falls are suing former owner Green Mountain Power Corp. in U.S. District Court in Burlington for allegedly “fraudulent misrepresentations,” claiming that GMP knew prior to a 2004 sale that the building and site were contaminated by poly-chlorinated byphenyls (PCBs) and other toxic materials.