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October 22nd, 2015
The headline on your guest editorial in Monday’sIndependent criticizing the AARP for failing to “consider all angles” in the controversy over the Vermont Gas pipeline expansion into Addison County was richly ironic. Mr. Lynn’s piece has the same failing he attempts to pin on the AARP.
As people may have read in the Addison Independent, the Middlebury selectboard will be meeting Oct. 27 with NexBridge regarding their proposal for developing the town-owned parcel behind the Ilsley Library. This currently serves as a heavily used, primary parking area for the downtown and will see increased use once the new town offices open.
Public meetings were held earlier this year for input on a Request For Proposals to develop this parcel. To summarize, the resulting RFP has requirements that include:
This week’s writer is Noah Smith, an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University and a freelance writer for finance and business publications.
The Vermont fracked gas pipeline is now in a critical stage of regulatory decision-making. AARP has come out against the proposed deal that Gov. Shumlin reached with Vermont Gas to cap the pipeline costs that customers will be required to pay
BRISTOL — Bristol police dealt with several incidents involving dogs during August. In a report for the month that Chief Kevin Gibbs recently released, he reported that on Aug. 7 police picked up a stray dog wandering on Woodland Drive and took it to the humane society. Later that day a resident retrieved their dog.
VERMONT — A Forest Dale man was killed when he was thrown from the car he was driving after it crashed in Sudbury this past Saturday evening.
Vermont State Police responded to a one-car crash at the intersection of Routes 30 and 73 in Sudbury on Oct. 17 at around 9:54 p.m. Their preliminary investigation suggested that 20-year-old Jakob P. Mulcahy of Forest Dale was driving a 2006 Honda Civic southbound on Route 30 when he lost control of the vehicle and it left the western side of the roadway, overturned several times and came to rest in a field.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past weekend cited two local residents for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Sunday evening, police learned of a southbound driver on Route 7 weaving on and off the road and stopped a car driven by city resident Jovan Rodic, 59. After observing signs of intoxication, they tested his blood-alcohol content at roadside; they allege it was 0.327; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Police allege his evidentiary test came in two-and-a-half hours later at 0.217, and they then cited him for DUI, second offense.