June 12th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury and Middlebury College are working on a deal that would result in the purchase of the so-called Lazarus Building at 20 Main St., a structure that would be razed to provide a wider and safer Printer’s Alley link between the downtown and the Marble Works complex.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has pledged $5.5 million toward a $7.5 million plan that would result in a new downtown municipal building and a new gym that would be located near the Memorial Sports Center off Mary Hogan Drive.
CORNWALL — Susan M. Hackett, a Rutland County educator and past principal of the Plymouth and Sunderland elementary schools, has been named the new top administrator of Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School.
“I’m thrilled,” Hackett, 53, said in reaction to accepting the job, extended to her by the Cornwall School Board Thursday evening after a thorough interview.
“I think the school is a wonderful match for me.”
WHITING — Vermont State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a June 6 home invasion in Whiting during which the victim was beaten and stabbed.
FERRISBURGH — From the critical — the town’s involvement in the War of 1812 — to the whimsical — in the 20th century a Burlington-bound train crunched a loaded manure truck — a new professionally crafted film offers a comprehensive look at Ferrisburgh’s history.
ADDISON COUNTY — Berry growers across New England are on high alert for a new invasive insect species this year.
“We’ve been hearing all about it for the last few years,” said Jon Satz, whose Wood’s Market Garden in Brandon sells berries, along with many other vegetables, herbs and flowers.
CORNWALL — When 9-year-old Sarah Holmes did some research on Africa earlier this year, she was astonished with some of the things she read.
“I looked up a video on Africa that showed how kids there are not being treated as well as they are here,” she said. “There are sicknesses there that are preventable, but they don’t have enough money.”
So Sarah, a 3rd-grade student at Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School, brought the dilemma to her young classmates and teacher Janne Giles to see what they could do.