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May 19th, 2014
VERGENNES — At a 30-minute May 13 city council meeting, Vergennes aldermen heard from City Manager Mel Hawley he believed there will be carryover from the current budget into the next fiscal year.
The next day, Hawley emphasized his numbers were only preliminary, calling them his personal “early voter exit poll,” but still said he was hopeful Vergennes could end its fiscal year on June 30 with $125,000 in the bank.
MIDDLEBURY — The Festival on-the-Green board is busy raising donations for the 36th annual edition of the week-long entertainment extravaganza, which this year will be held at a different venue due to anticipated construction in downtown Middlebury.
ORWELL — An Orwell man was ordered to jail in lieu of $50,000 bail after pleading innocent in Addison County Superior Court (criminal division) on May 13 to a felony count of aggravated sexual assault on a minor.
MIDDLEBURY — The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont’s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.
Secretary Ernest Moniz was flanked by the state’s Congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin, as well as state business and academic leaders.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School Co-Principal Edwin Webbley will leave his post after eight years for a similar job: Effective on July 1 he will become a co-principal at The Danville School, a smaller Division IV high school in Caledonia County.
BRANDON — Art Rocks Brandon, and it starts rockin’ on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24, at 7 p.m., at the Unveiling of the Rockers event at the Brandon Town Hall. Refreshments and fun activities have been planned.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School track and field athletes won a half-dozen events on Thursday at Middlebury College while hosting two top Division I programs.
Overall, the Burlington boys and girls both won the three-way meet, both scoring 97 points. The Tiger boys took second with 50 points, followed by Essex at 39. Essex was second in the girls’ competition with 62 points, followed by the Tiger girls (27).