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September 10th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s local option tax revenues continue to outpace the annual amount needed to retire the community’s debt service for the Cross Street Bridge project, according to municipal officials and information supplied by the Vermont Department of Taxes.
BRISTOL — Residents, teachers, students and other community members are invited to an open public forum to discuss the future of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union’s public schools on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Abraham Union High School cafeteria.
This forum is sponsored by the Friends of the Five Town Schools (FFTS), a new group committed to supporting students, teachers and families to create vibrant schools in the Bristol area and to help give voice to the local community in the school system.
RIPTON — The Ripton Planning Commission is completing a five-year update of the local town plan that among other things proposes a new overlay zone to protect an endangered species of plant, confirms the designation of Old Town Road as a public way and emergency connector in the event of future flooding, and recommends local standards for the siting of future solar projects.
MILTON — A day before the third anniversary of their son’s death, the Preavy family filed a civil lawsuit against Milton School District for failing to protect him from harassment on the football team, the family attorney confirmed last week.
Obtained exclusively by the Milton Independent, the complaint was filed Aug. 27 on behalf of the late Jordan Preavy, one of three confirmed victims of sexual assault and hazing between 2011-12.
MIDDLEBURY — Dorothea Langevin and Cindy Strate have spent the past few years on the road marketing their artistic creations together at various shows throughout the state.
The two Addison County women have now laid down some retail roots close to home, in downtown Middlebury, with their new store called the Dog Lake Trading Co. at 9 Frog Hollow Alley.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Arts Walk takes place on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Middlebury and the Marble Works. Local artists will be showcasing their craft in local businesses. This month will feature many wonderful examples of photography, painting, sidewalk chalk art and recipe demonstrations.
Some of the featured locations, events and exhibits are highlighted below.
• 51 Main, Main Street, “Catching The Moment: The Art of Photographing Live Performance.”
VERMONT — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott made official what has long been assumed — he will run for Vermont governor in 2016.
“I’ve made this decision because I believe too many families and employers are on the economic edge,” Scott wrote in his announcement letter Tuesday.
Scott, 57, says he can bring “new energy” and people of “different backgrounds” together. Vermonters “crave” a change in leadership he says in large part because the state is in trouble financially.