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November 3rd, 2011
A few months ago, I was asked by an editor at the college’s “Middlebury Magazine” to write about a tree house that had been constructed during our college years. That piece appears in the current issue of the magazine. Because it’s a story I’ve also wanted to tell in this space, I’ve adapted the magazine account for today’s column.
You should see our new house. Or rather, you should see my imaginary remodeled version of our current house. I drew it up on a simple computer-aided design program we have that lets you draw floor plans and turn them into realistic 3-D renderings.
MIDDLEBURY — Growing local agricultural business is all well and good, but how do farmers pay for it?
That’s the question that a number of area groups are seeking to answer with a “Financing the Working Landscape” conference in Middlebury next Thursday, Nov. 10.
Last Thursday, the Middlebury selectboard held a special meeting in East Middlebury to gather concerns about controversial work in the Middlebury River after Tropical Storm Irene. Town officials told a crowd of local residents that they’re caught between outside regulators, feeling abandoned by the state and blocked by the feds.
Watch footage of the meeting below, and read our coverage here.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — As Middlebury officials look to protect East Middlebury from future flooding, they told a crowd of local residents last Thursday that they’re caught between outside regulators, feeling abandoned by the state and blocked by the feds.
CORNWALL — Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu once said, “A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.”
Japan is still taking baby steps in recovering from last March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, but volunteers — like Cornwall’s Paul Viko — are helping the Asian island nation complete the journey.
PANTON — Panton Town Hall’s cupola will soon be removed to allow badly needed new roofing to be installed on the historic building, but a major donation has offered more hope that the cupola can be eventually put back in place.
Panton selectmen last Tuesday accepted not only a $35,000 bid from the McKernon Group to remove the cupola and repair the leaky roof on the 1857 structure, but also a $10,000 anonymous gift toward the cupola’s restoration and hoped-for return to its town hall perch.
LINCOLN — The town of Lincoln last week drew one step closer to funding a 60-kilowatt solar installation with taxpayer dollars.
On Monday, Oct. 24, the selectboard and about 40 residents gathered at Lincoln’s Burnham Hall to discuss a proposal with the Williston-based company AllEarth Renewables.
What did they think?
“Among those assembled, there was unanimous support for the project,” said town moderator Will Sipsey.