September 15th, 2014
Neighborhood Watch — what does that term mean to you? When people in a community are concerned that their neighborhood is being overrun by crime, they start a Neighborhood Watch. They do so to protect their families, their property values, and their way of life.
Twenty-five years is enough time to ensure that a good idea becomes a lasting legacy.
Such is the case with the Middlebury Area Land Trust’s 16-mile Trail Around Middlebury, or TAM, and the reason for its recently launched $125,000 campaign to create an endowment to fund annual trail maintenance.
SHOREHAM — State police said Friday that an unknown number of thieves stole copper from the Shoreham Telephone Company. Police said that between 11:00 p.m. and 11:21 p.m. Aug. 22, someone stole about $5,000 worth of copper load coil from the parking lot of the company. Troopers ask residents with information about the theft to call them at (802) 388-4919.
MIDDLEBURY — It was on Aug. 26 that Donna Donahue lost a Democratic primary election that ended her bid to secure one of Middlebury’s two seats in the Vermont House.
What a difference two weeks can make in the political world.
MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board plans to review whether to reconsider its approval of Phase I of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project, and could choose to amend the project’s Certificate of Public Good in a litany of ways.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) on Sept. 22 will begin its evaluation of the community’s new town office and recreation facility proposals, a review that could span several weeks as the panel takes testimony on plans that have already generated considerable debate and controversy in Addison County’s shire town.
MIDDLEBURY — Three of the biggest institutions in Middlebury will begin to receive natural gas service before the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline is finished, Vermont Gas Systems announced on Wednesday.
VERGENNES — A representative of the smallest state (in terms of population) in New England is in a contest with representatives of each of the region’s five larger states to win a $100,000 prize for her school. In early voting it looks like she has a chance to win.