October 7th, 2013
U.S. House Republicans along with their stupid and selfish actions have shut down the government.
It’s perfectly obvious that the idiot Republicans in the U.S. House are hell bent to destroy our economy, our way of life, our society, our health care.
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury committee that is planning for a new municipal building and recreation center got its first look last week at some conceptual designs of how those structures might be massed.
It was on Oct. 1 that the Town Offices and Recreation Center Steering Committee got a chance to review the preliminary building sketches, prepared by Bread Loaf Corp. Current plans call for the new town offices to be built in place of the current Osborne House at 77 Main St., while the recreation center would be erected on school lands off Mary Hogan Drive.
MIDDLEBURY — Agri-Mark Inc. is seeking a permit from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources that would allow it to increase the amount of wastewater it discharges from its Exchange Street cheese plant in Middlebury.
While company and town officials say improvements at the plant will benefit them both by evening out discharges to the local water treatment plant, an outside group is raising questions about Agri-Mark’s environmental record.
ADDISON COUNTY — As Vermont Gas Systems on Thursday formally announced plans to advance its proposed “Phase II” natural gas pipeline from Middlebury to the International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y., officials in the two towns principally affected by the project readied for potentially rancorous talks with the gas company.
VERGENNES — With two new tenants in place and several prospects in the pipeline, the new owners of Vergennes landmark Kennedy Brothers Marketplace believe things have gone well since acquiring the North Main Street property in a family deal last December.
Boulder, Colo., couple Lillian Kennedy and Robert Feuerstein bought the Vergennes property and a Burlington property occupied by Sweetwaters restaurant from members of Kennedy’s family.
MIDDLEBURY — Omya Inc. will host a free open house at its Middlebury Quarry on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the open-pit quarry, buses will shuttle visitors into the quarry while expert guides detail history, drilling, blasting and land reclamation operations. People can ride through the entire tour or disembark from the bus to take an up-close look at geological formations and scout the area for a marble souvenir.
BURLINGTON — Vermont 4-H’ers captured several championships and top place awards at the Eastern States Exposition 4-H dairy show in West Springfield, Mass., Sept. 12-15, beating competitors from the five other New England states.