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July 5th, 2012
SUDBURY –– Fourteen kids and two teachers guided their canoes away from the shores of Lake Hortonia and paddled over to a small bay full of lily pads and milfoil, looking around at the different plants and wildlife and taking samples from the water.
The group went out to the lake this past Thursday as part of the five-day East Creek Project, a canoe day camp for students from Orwell Village School that is sponsored by the Vermont Community Foundation’s South Lake Champlain Fund.
MIDDLEBURY — Two Addison County residents will help draft a new Vermont search-and-rescue policy in the aftermath of the Levi Duclos tragedy.
Participating on the new search and rescue committee created by the Legislature that will help craft that policy will be Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, and David Shaw, assistant chief of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department.
ADDISON COUNTY — It’s summertime, and that means more locals are heading out to local streams and waterways for recreation and fishing.
Jesse Haller, a fishing guide for Green Mountain Adventures and president of the New Haven River Anglers, said so far many of those anglers have been happy at the end of the day.
MIDDLEBURY — In addition to endorsing the idea of building a new municipal building and setting a municipal tax rate, members of the Middlebury selectboard at their Tuesday, June 26, meeting also:
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board hopes to hear from the public on Monday its opinions on a bond that could be floated as soon as November and might approach $5 million if all elements now being discussed are included.
In the past six weeks, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union business manager Kathy Cannon, school officials have begun leaning toward asking for two elements that were in early May less likely.
MIDDLEBURY –– In an effort to support the local food industry, Middlebury College employee Francisca Drexel is taking grocery shopping online.
Drexel recently opened a local market for Middlebury College on yourfarmstand.com, a website that is run as an online version of local farmers’ markets.
NEW HAVEN — Almost two years after Cross Pollination Inc. proposed one of the state’s largest solar power installations, it finally has a solid green light to build it.
BRISTOL — At its Monday meeting, the Bristol selectboard met with Kristen Underwood of the town conservation commission to discuss possible real estate negotiations.
The meeting was held behind closed doors in executive session and Town Administrator Bill Bryant declined to discuss the details of the real estate negotiations.
No decisions have yet been made regarding the negotiations, he said, and if an agreement is met, the town would release the details.
In other news from Monday’s meeting, the Bristol selectboard: