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April 24th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of the warming shelter at Middlebury’s Memorial Baptist Church termed the facility’s first season a solid success, with service provided to 32 homeless people who received a combined total of more than 450 bed nights during what was one of the coldest Vermont winters in recent memory.
MIDDLEBURY — A decade after its latest and most ambitious expansion to date, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (MNFC) officials will spend this year engaged in a long-range planning process to determine how the store might further grow in response to a steady demand for additional space and products.
BRISTOL — A committee charged with finding a location for a new firehouse recommended a site to the selectboard on Monday.
The Bristol Fire Facility Site Selection Committee recommended a site on West Street that includes property owned by the Bristol Recreation Club and an adjoining lot owned by Ed and Susan Shepard.
“That’s our number-one site, when it comes down to it,” committee member Sean Oxford said.
ADDISON COUNTY — Having earned recognition from Yankee and Bicycling magazines as a top-level destination for cycling, bicycling enthusiasts in Addison County look to expand offerings for bikers this summer with the Green Mountain State’s first fondo-style event.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard will soon send out a townwide informational letter reminding people about the May 13 revote on the $6.5 million proposal to build a new municipal building and recreation center.
BOSTON — Ten Addison County residents were among the 36,000 athletes who ran in Monday’s historic Boston Marathon, a year after bombs killed three and injured more than 260 at the Boylston Street finish line.
The number of runners exceeded the 2013 total by about 9,000, and a crowd some estimates pegged at a larger-than-typical 1 million gathered along the route to cheer on the athletes.
BRANDON — It was a heady week for The Brandon Reporter as the staff of three made their way to the Statehouse in Montpelier for a special and humbling occasion.
State Reps. Butch Shaw of Pittsford and Steve Carr of Brandon sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 309, which recognized The Reporter’s winning five editorial and three advertising awards in the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, which were presented in February.
This past Saturday morning the dogs and I went for our usual morning walk, along Buttolph Drive, left through the Memorial Sports Center parking lot and out toward the grass of the Middlebury Recreation Park.
If things are quiet — meaning no other dogs lurking — I often let them off their leashes, and they run around in circles and wrestle for a minute or two.