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August 25th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Selectwoman Janelle Ashley has stepped down from her post because her family is moving to the town of Whiting.
“I will miss being such a central part of what’s happening in the Middlebury community,” Ashley said on Wednesday as she was packing up belongings at her Middlebury home.
BRISTOL — The future of the Bristol Works business campus hangs in limbo as Bristol town officials grapple with an official zoning classification for the property.
Owners of the property at the corner of Bristol’s Munsill Avenue and Pine Street plan to use the 5.5-acre site to host a range of uses, including office space for the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, a prospective health center, and manufacturing space for energy technology and value-added food products.
MIDDLEBURY — And so an era ends. After 31 years at the Addison Independent, 28 of which she served as advertising manager, Jane Spencer will bid adieu at the end of this week and take on a newly created role as library director of the Bixby Library in Vergennes.
NEW HAVEN — Craggy hillsides surround the pond and a meadow of grazing sheep at Treleven Farm in New Haven, sheltering the small valley off Route 17 from the outside world.
The farm has welcomed all sorts of visitors over the years, but now Cheryl and Don Mitchell, owners of the farm and founding board members of the educational nonprofit Treleven, are refocusing their efforts inviting people in to learn and teach.
BRISTOL —HUB Teen Center Director Jim Lockridge and Americorps volunteer Heather Simpson presented research about teens in the five-town area to the Bristol selectboard at its Monday meeting.
“What we presented last night was mostly research about the teen demographic in the area. It’s from reports that were gathered and referenced.” said Lockridge on Tuesday.
4-H and Other Youth Sheep Show
NEW HAVEN — The following were recognized in the 4-H and Other Youth Sheep Show.
Senior division: 1. Grace Smith, 2. Amy Davenport, 3. Lindsey Roush.
Intermediate division: 1. Sara Carr, 2. Merrick Mendenhall, 3. Grace Kuehne.
Due to predicted inclement weather, the New York State DOT has just announced the postponement of the scheduled installation of the arch for the Lake Champlain Bridge until Friday, August 26th.
WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents on Sept. 13 will gather for the first of several upcoming community forums to offer their views on how their local elementary school should be governed and managed during a future that will likely be marked by continuing low enrollment.
The meeting will be the first in a series of discussions in all seven Addison Central Supervisory Union towns on whether the district should consider consolidating its governance structure and/or more effectively share resources in acknowledgment of growing expenses and fewer students.