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October 9th, 2014
BRISTOL — The Bristol Downtown Community Partnership (BDCP) announced today organizational changes to help further its work for the coming year. Board Chair Carolyn Ashby said Executive Director Kate Selby will be leaving that position to join the board, where she will develop the organization’s efforts on new methods for fundraising. After a series of meetings with people at the state level for the Designated Downtown program, Selby and the board agreed on a course of action.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has won a few races during his lifetime, primarily as a stock car driver at the Thunder Road SpeedBowl. But the Berlin Republican is currently focused on winning a different kind of race — for re-election as lieutenant governor against Progressive Dean Corren of Burlington.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard agreed on Tuesday to apply for a state grant that could help a town slaughterhouse remain in business — and eventually follow through on a plan to move to Middlebury.
At the request of Middlebury Business Development Director Jamie Gaucher, the board on Tuesday moved to apply for a $25,000 infrastructure grant from the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services.
MIDDLBURY — Zach Bechhoeffer is only 18, but he can already lay claim to being a visionary of sorts. It was in 2011 when Bechhoeffer, then a Middlebury Union High School freshman, called for creation of an electronics club at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.
MIDDLEBURY — Peter Hamlin has long had an ear for experimentation. In kindergarten he learned to put together simple electroniccircuits, and in fifth grade he used a tape recorder to record all kinds of noises and then mix them together.
MIDDLEBURY — Finding a parking space in downtown Middlebury can be a challenge during business hours.
But town officials are arguing there’s adequate parking; you just need to know where to look. And not enough people are looking at the municipal lot on Mill Street in the Frog Hollow district, where only 30 percent of the 66 spaces are typically occupied, according to a 2012 parking study.
Vermonters have an interesting choice in this year’ race for lieutenant governor.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team overcame visiting Middlebury’s good goaltending and defense on Tuesday to win in overtime, 2-1, on the second of senior Jake Dombek’s two goals.
The Commodores improved to 4-5-2 with their fourth win in five games, while the young Tigers, who lost several starters to graduation and three more who decided to focus on club soccer, dropped to 2-9.
Dombek said better teamwork and effort have made the difference for VUHS.