August 25th, 2011
The most remarkable thing about the new Middlebury roundabout that links Main Street, College Street and the Cross Street bridge is how unremarkable it has turned out to be.
After years of planning and debating and figuring out how to pay for the roundabout and bridge, the new traffic alignment has proved to work well — so well in fact that it’s quickly gone from being a novelty to an everyday feature of driving life.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Selectwoman Janelle Ashley has stepped down from her post because her family is moving to the town of Whiting.
“I will miss being such a central part of what’s happening in the Middlebury community,” Ashley said on Wednesday as she was packing up belongings at her Middlebury home.
BRISTOL — The future of the Bristol Works business campus hangs in limbo as Bristol town officials grapple with an official zoning classification for the property.
Owners of the property at the corner of Bristol’s Munsill Avenue and Pine Street plan to use the 5.5-acre site to host a range of uses, including office space for the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, a prospective health center, and manufacturing space for energy technology and value-added food products.
MIDDLEBURY — And so an era ends. After 31 years at the Addison Independent, 28 of which she served as advertising manager, Jane Spencer will bid adieu at the end of this week and take on a newly created role as library director of the Bixby Library in Vergennes.
NEW HAVEN — Craggy hillsides surround the pond and a meadow of grazing sheep at Treleven Farm in New Haven, sheltering the small valley off Route 17 from the outside world.
The farm has welcomed all sorts of visitors over the years, but now Cheryl and Don Mitchell, owners of the farm and founding board members of the educational nonprofit Treleven, are refocusing their efforts inviting people in to learn and teach.
BRISTOL —HUB Teen Center Director Jim Lockridge and Americorps volunteer Heather Simpson presented research about teens in the five-town area to the Bristol selectboard at its Monday meeting.
“What we presented last night was mostly research about the teen demographic in the area. It’s from reports that were gathered and referenced.” said Lockridge on Tuesday.
4-H and Other Youth Sheep Show
NEW HAVEN — The following were recognized in the 4-H and Other Youth Sheep Show.
Senior division: 1. Grace Smith, 2. Amy Davenport, 3. Lindsey Roush.
Intermediate division: 1. Sara Carr, 2. Merrick Mendenhall, 3. Grace Kuehne.
Senior reporter John Flowers makes a weekly Tuesday radio appearance on Morning News Service, a program on Waterbury-based WDEV, 96.1 FM. He wraps up recent Addison County news for listeners across Vermont.