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August 25th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — In addition to creating a panel to look at local economic development (see story on Page 1A), the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire William P. Kernan of Waterbury to serve in the newly created position of Operations Director for the Middlebury Department of Public Works. Kernan is currently site manager for the soon-to-be-closed Moretown landfill and two related transfer stations.
WILLISTON — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joined by Vermont State Police Commander Matthew Birmingham, on Monday announced that six new positions — including five detectives — have now been added to the Vermont Drug Task Force to strengthen heroin trafficking investigations in Vermont.
MIDDLEBURY — A groundbreaking partnership between Middlebury College and Porter Medical Center should make it easier for victims of sexual assault to get immediate, local care from medical professionals who are specially trained to work with trauma survivors and collect forensic evidence.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Tuesday formally cited both a town employee and a citizen with disorderly conduct in connection with an alleged physical altercation between the pair that occurred at the Middlebury municipal building while voters were casting ballots during the Aug. 9 primary.
MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District (OCNRCD) is holding a Local Work Group meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Farm Service Center Meeting Room at 68 Catamount Park, Suite B in Middlebury. The meeting will coincide with the Farm Tour from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss natural resource issues and concerns within Addison County.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has issued a grant solicitation for new Transportation Alternatives projects. In 2015, awards totaled over $2 million for design/construction projects and feasibility studies throughout the state.
BRISTOL — John Elder has lived a very purposeful life and a very lauded one. He’s earned Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, was a Carnegie 2008 Vermont Professor of the Year, has written and/or edited multiple volumes, had a chair in Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Department named in his honor, and has garnered awards from statewide environmental organizations.
But one of the first things he did upon retiring after 37 years of teaching at Middlebury was to simply act on a whim.