June 23rd, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbent State Sens. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, and Christopher Bray, D-New Haven, are unopposed in their re-election bids for the two Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.
That news became clear following the June 12 filing deadline for candidates vying for the Vermont Senate and many other offices.
SHOREHAM — Vermont Gas Systems and the Shoreham selectboard announced on Thursday that they had agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding related to the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project, a natural gas pipeline that would run through the town.
The agreement sets conditions about how and where the natural gas transmission line can be built and mandates emergency training and safety measures.
BURLINGTON — 350 Vermont (350VT) presents its second annual summer bike challenge, Just Bike. The month-long event challenges Vermonters to commit to “just biking” for the month of July while raising money for climate action.
Just Bike celebrates a low-impact lifestyle and grassroots organization. Participants commit a biking goal and solicit support from their family and friends.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club has had a very busy winter and spring, donating thousands of dollars to area organizations and individuals. In order to do this, the club holds various raffles and asks area businesses for assistance. Club President Shanon Atkins said that if it weren’t for the area businesses the Lions wouldn’t be able to help all those that they do now.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union is searching for a new business manager to replace Laura Nassau, who is leaving this summer to take a similar position with the Chittenden South Supervisory Union.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources bus drivers on June 11 voted 9-8 against unionizing through Teamsters Local 597.
Nadine Barnicle, community relations manager for ACTR, said the organization is committed to working with the drivers to resolve any issues that prompted them to take a union vote.
“We’re really confident we can all work together,” Barnicle said.
Teamsters Local 597 spokesman Tony St. Hilaire did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High/Middle School Facility Advisory Committee met on June 11 to discuss the future of the school building.
A spokesman for the group said it was a great start to the process of engaging the community in considering the condition of our Middle and High School and how we might invest in its improvement.
MONKTON — In a June 19 meeting with legislators and the head of the Department of Public Service, dozens of Monkton residents said they’re still nowhere close to signing easements with Vermont Gas Systems that will allow the company to lay a new pipeline across the town.