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PITTSFORD — The words “natural gas pipeline” make people around here take notice, as was evident from the full house at a recent Pittsford selectboard meeting.
Vermont Gas Systems Inc. was on the agenda, outlining a very preliminary plan to run a natural gas pipeline down through Rutland County. The pipeline would follow completion of a pipeline from Colchester through Addison County, which is still in the permitting stages.
MONTPELIER — Longtime Addison Independent reporter John Flowers was elected president of the Vermont Press Association at the organization’s annual meeting in Montpelier this past Thursday.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Tuesday, Dec. 10, apprehended a Ferrisburgh man who had escaped from custody.
While responding to the Bristol Town Park to investigate a complaint that someone was furnishing alcohol for a minor, police made contact with Joshua Martell. Police said there was insufficient evidence to detain Martell, 28, for providing alcohol for a minor, but discovered that Martell had an active arrest warrant for escape.
WEYBRIDGE — Phil Heitkamp is a carpenter from Weybridge, but he had never done a complete home weatherization project before this fall. Heitkamp heard about the Vermont Home Energy Challenge and realized that he wanted to improve the energy efficiency of his own 1830s home.
WASHINGTON — Vermont tops the 2013 list of states with the highest per capita number of Peace Corps volunteers, reclaiming the national No. 1 spot it last held in 2010. Forty-nine (49) currently serving Peace Corps volunteers call the Green Mountain State home, making it the top Peace Corps volunteer-producing state in the nation on a per-capita basis, with 7.8 of every 100,000 residents currently serving in the Peace Corps.
VERMONT — Are you a victim of a robbery? Do you know what to do and what to look for? The Vermont State Police want to help local businesses that may fall victim to a robbery by providing tips about how to be safe and how to be a good witness.
Statewide, there have been 50 reported armed robberies in Vermont so far in 2013, including 19 incidents where a handgun was displayed. This is on trend with the four-year average of 50.75 armed robberies each year.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz has left a lasting mark on Middlebury — both the college and the town. Liebowitz this past Thursday announced he will step down on June 30, 2015, from the top leadership position he has held since 2004.
MIDDLEBURY — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church officials are sizing up damage to the ceiling within the main worship hall of the historic building on Middlebury’s town green, in hopes of soon resuming regular services in that space.