February 15th, 2010
SOUTH STARKSBORO — For the 11 years Christine Chaloux has lived in her remote South Starksboro home, she’s relied on fuel from three large kerosene tanks to keep her warm through the winter. Her steep driveway is all but impassable at this time of year, so her fuel arrives before snow flies, and then the 46-year-old woman keeps one eye on the thermostat and the other on her fuel tanks.
Restocking on fuel part way through the season just isn’t possible, Chaloux explains, practically or financially speaking.
p>LINCOLN — Three candidates are vying for an open seat on the Lincoln selectboard come Town Meeting Day.
The position was formerly held by Donovan Mayo, who died in the fall. Ethan Ready was appointed to serve the remainder of Mayo’s term, but has chosen not to run for reelection.
The three candidates seeking the job are Jim Adams, Elwin Isham and Brian Goodro.
BRISTOL — A Bristol police officer’s decision to leave a prisoner handcuffed to a wall outside a jail for nearly a half hour on Feb. 7 has sparked a criminal investigation into the possible mistreatment of an alleged offender and a violation of custody rules.
MIDDLEBURY — Most Addison County students will spend their upcoming winter break week chilling at home and hanging out with friends. But several of their peers will be spending that time doing some heavy lifting for a humanitarian cause a few thousand miles away from the Green Mountain State.
The local high school students later this week will be winging their way to Honduras, where they will help a struggling community that continues to rebuild its infrastructure a dozen years after being devastated by Hurricane Mitch.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Middlebury on Friday, 52-36, accomplishing two things in the process.
The 10-8 Commodores completed a four-game sweep of county rivals Mount Abraham and MUHS, never an easy task, and they also ended the 1-17 Tigers’ hopes of reaching the Division II playoffs.
Despite the frustrations that are inevitable in a one-win season, Tiger coach Chris Altemose found some bright spots on Friday.
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After two go-rounds, Leicester is still a wallflower at the school merger dance, having been turned down by Sudbury and most recently by Salisbury. It’s time to invite Leicester’s 60 students and all of the town’s taxpayers to come join us at Neshobe Community School in Brandon. We certainly have the room.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectmen took a big step toward retaining a major, growing local business on Monday at a regular selectboard meeting when they offered to waive sewer and water tap-on fees for an expansion project being considered by Green Mountain Beverage (GMB) on Pond Lane.
BRISTOL — Addison County lawmakers on Monday joined a growing chorus of critics of Vermont Yankee and served notice that the Vernon-based nuclear power plant’s chances of receiving a license renewal in 2012 have taken a substantial hit.