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March 2nd, 2015
When I moved to Vermont years ago I knew I needed to find a way to affordably heat my Leicester home. At the time fuel oil was my only option but just recently I learned of this virtuous combination of having a heat pump and solar panels heat your home.
I love the idea that these two work together to create renewable heating. The affordability of solar heat was enticing but more than anything I wanted a way to reduce my carbon footprint, to help reduce my contribution to climate change. But, my plan hit a snag. My home is too shaded for solar.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/25 #2 MUHS vs. #7 Rutland.................. 4-0
2/28 #2 MUHS vs. #3 Northfield.............. 3-2
MIDDLEBURY — Around 20 people showed up at the UD-3 annual meeting on Tuesday evening to learn more about the school district’s proposed $17,287,008 budget for the 2015-2016 academic year and to approve $400,000 in capital improvements to various campus facilities, including security cameras at Middlebury Union Middle School.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard learned on Tuesday that costs for the town’s new recreation facility and municipal building are projected to come in slightly under budget.
Figures provided by Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay indicate the combined costs for the recreation building on Creek Road and the town offices at 77 Main St. are coming in at $7,185,380. Bid results for construction of the two projects have come in at $3,696,391 for the town office building and $3,488,989 for the recreation facility.
ADDISON COUNTY — Along with the other business on their respective town meeting plates, Addison County voters will be deciding four high school budgets to cover the 2015-2016 academic year.
BRISTOL — A local beverage company is moving out of Bristol, but will keep its operations in Addison County.
Aqua Vitea, the maker of the popular kombucha fermented tea, will be packing up and leaving the Bristol Works after less than two years in that space.
Founder Jeff Weaber said the company is moving to Middlebury in June, but said he likely won’t announce the exact location of the new facility until this spring, after all the details are finalized.
DANVILLE — Former Vergennes Union High School Co-Principal Edwin Webbley has been cited by Vermont State Police for allegedly taking cash and checks out of a safe at The Danville School. Webbley has served as the Danville School co-principal since this past summer.
VSP cited Webbley, 60, to appear in Caledonia Court on March 23 to answer to the charge of embezzlement.