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June 11th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Community Music Center is gearing up to celebrate its inaugural year with a concert at the Town Hall Theater this Sunday. The music center, which first opened its doors to 91 students at the Middlebury Community House this past September, now offers private and group lessons for 210 students of all levels and ages.
Students there receive instruction in 19 instruments, including the piano, clarinet and violin.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard may have found a solution to state environmental officials’ request that the town close its landfill by the end of 2016 due to environmental concerns.
The plan? To close, cap and cover the landfill — which is one of only two of the state’s remaining unlined landfills — by this August with financial help from a different arm of state government.
BRISTOL — After approving preliminary $3.19 million plans to construct a new firehouse, the Bristol selectboard will hold a series of public information meetings later this month. Officials have also released estimates on the property tax impact of approving the project.
LINCOLN — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced that construction was beginning the week of June 8 to replace the Lincoln TH 1 Bridge 19 located over the New Haven River. The bridge is located on East River Road about one-half mile south of TH 1 and Gove Hill Road.
MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury presents a stunning exhibition for June: “Art en Route,” by up-and-coming artist Missy Dunaway, with highlighted works from local artist Nick Mayer.
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin says he decided to stand down in 2016 because he “didn’t have the fire in the belly for a fourth term.”
Shumlin made the remark on WDEV’s “The Mark Johnson Show” on Tuesday in a 34-minute interview.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Vergennes man died during the evening of Tuesday, June 2, after driving a vehicle off Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, according to Vermont State Police.
Authorities identified the deceased as Dana S. Phillips, 55.