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April 2nd, 2015
VERGENNES — Vergennes police portray the man suspected of robbing two city banks as a desperate drug addict who was nevertheless remorseful for his actions.
Police arrested 44-year-old Addison resident Ricky D. Putnam, late on Saturday afternoon after he voluntarily came to the Vergennes Police Department.
VERGENNES — At their meeting on Tuesday, members of the Vergennes City Council dealt with a lawsuit against the planned toddler park (see story), and also:
ADDISON — The Addison Planning Commission is seeking input from town residents as it prepares updates to the town plan that will also help planners to make final some long-awaited changes to Addison’s zoning laws.
The commission is in the process of surveying residents on how they feel about a number of specific land-use questions and general issues about development and town priorities, and members are hoping for as broad a response as possible.
MIDDLEBURY — A Huntington man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to six separate charges — including attempting to elude police, driving under the influence and possession of narcotics — following a chase in Monkton on March 14.
ADDISON — With Vermont Gas having pulled the plug on its Phase II natural gas pipeline plan, attention is now shifting to another project designed to funnel energy through Lake Champlain — although the proposal in question has not drawn the same controversy that the Vermont Gas application generated.
At issue is the New England Clean Power Link, a proposal by TDI New England for a 1,000-megawatt, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line that would stretch south from the Canadian border at Alburgh to Ludlow.
NEW HAVEN — A Vermont solar company has withdrawn a proposal for a solar array near Route 7 in New Haven after neighbors complained it would be an eyesore and hurt their business.
Waterbury firm SunCommon had planned to site a one-acre, 150-kilowatt Community Solar Array (CSA) on Route 7 just south of Town Hill Road, on land owned by the Gilbert family. The site was behind Tourterelle inn and restaurant.
MIDDLEBURY — Greg’s Meat Market officially closed its doors at the end of its business day on Wednesday, April 1, ending much speculation about the future of the independently owned community supermarket on Elm Street in Middlebury.
Greg’s co-owner Bart Litvin confirmed the closing on Tuesday in the following statement issued to the Addison Independent:
BRIDPORT — A bill before the Legislature that aims to clean up Lake Champlain was the hot topic of a Monday legislative luncheon that focused on agricultural issues.
Two members of the House of Representatives, Democrat David Sharpe of Bristol and Republican Harvey Smith of New Haven, were on hand at the Bridport Community Hall to hear residents’ concerns about the bill and other farming topics.
The bill, H.35, would limit municipal, commercial and agricultural sources of pollution into the Lake Champlain watershed.