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April 13th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Local officials here have begun preliminary talks with Middlebury College about permanently conserving the 108-acre Sabourin property, a tract of agricultural and wooded land located along Route 7 South across from Denecker Chevrolet and adjacent to the Battell Woods. The Sabourin land hosts a portion of the Trail Around Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Foote Street, Creek Road and Painter Road will be hotbeds of construction activity this spring and summer as work crews perform a variety of paving, water main and sidewalk projects.
Dan Werner, Middlebury’s director of operations, took some time on Thursday to identify where residents and motorists might find some temporary, construction-related inconveniences during the coming months.
MIDDLEBURY — A Monkton man on April 8 pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of interfering with access to emergency services, after he allegedly brandished a firearm while making threats during a domestic dispute at a Mountain Road home on April 7.
MONKTON — The family of a Monkton teen severely injured in a car accident last week is grateful for the outpouring of community support they have received.
Julia Rickner, 18, was one of three University of Vermont students in a car that veered off of Interstate 89 in Colchester on April 4. The driver, 19-year-old Jacob Dahreddin of Bethesda, Md., was critically injured and the other passenger, 18-year-old Christina Menke of Essex, was killed.
BRANDON — A little-known love story about a diminutive Brandon woman who retrieved her husband’s body from a Civil War battlefield will soon be a documentary film.
Brandon resident and history professor Kevin Thornton has already raised $8,855 on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website, surpassing his goal of $5,000, to fund his documentary “Death in the Wilderness: A Love Story.” The website features a riveting film trailer narrated by Thornton.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on April 8 resoundingly endorsed their graded school budget, then elected to change the date and method of voting for future Mary Hogan Elementary School spending plans.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard at its April 7 meeting passed a resolution, one that has circulated among a number of Vermont communities, asking state legislators to amend laws to give towns more say in the siting of renewable energy projects during Public Service Board proceedings.
BRISTOL — A potential new firehouse in Bristol is taking shape as an architectural firm last week presented a plan for a two-story, 11,456-square-foot building that in an ideal sequence of events could be built by next spring.
Bristol residents and firefighters packed the municipal office conference room Wednesday evening to hear Cushman Design Group of Stowe present its design, which was created using input from a volunteer committee of firefighters and community members.