January 5th, 2012
HANCOCK — The Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) will acquire and renovate Hancock’s most prominent affordable housing apartment building, thereby preserving the low-cost rental units for at least the next 20 years.
At issue is the five-unit Mountain View project at 123 Route 125, which for the past 30 years has accommodated low-income tenants under the federal Section 8 housing program. That program pays rental subsidies for tenants earning less than 50 percent of the area median household income, which is currently $35,750 for a family of four.
MIDDLEBURY — Three local wrestlers won their weight classes last week at Middlebury Union High School’s 40th annual Hubie Wagner Invitational Wrestling Tournament, a two-day event that concluded on Dec. 29.
Vergennes Union High School senior wrestler Geoffrey Grant not only won for the second straight year, but also after Grant prevailed at 170 pounds with a 7-0 record that included six pins and a 15-3 decision, the coaches of the 16 competing teams chose him as the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.
MIDDLEBURY — An active group of area residents have a surefire way of making the cold days of winter more fun, exciting and engaging while also helping strengthen the community: racing in the Middlebury Ski Bum League.
Each year, Trent pulls together his favorite photos of the year, and his commentary provides some rare insight into the mind of Addison County's favorite photographer. These are his picks for 2011:
At the end of every year, the Addy Indy staff sits down in the newsroom and works out our picks for the top 10 stories of the year. Some choices are clear-cut, and other times it requires scanning back through a year's worth of front pages, trying to decide which stories had the largest effect on the county.
But web analytics give us a new capability: we can see exactly what stories you, our readers, flocked to in 2011.
1: Irene, flooding, snow wreak havoc
Humorist Mark Twain said that everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. In 2011 there was a lot to complain about on the weather front. A hurricane that was downgraded to a tropical storm before it reached the Green Mountain State was hands-down the biggest news story of the year. But there was so much other awful weather this year — so much that in any other year it would have been a top 10 story even without Irene — that we made the weather our top story of the year.
MIDDLEBURY/BRANDON — Neal White’s black and white photography is featured in prestigious venues around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Washington’s Smithsonian Institution, Paris’s National Library of France, and now, Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library.
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