September 16th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — A memorial on the Middlebury College campus to those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was vandalized this past Wednesday, shocking many on campus.
A leader of a group that pulled up 2,977 American flags placed in the lawn between Mead Chapel and the Davis Family Library told the Addison Independent in an exclusive interview that she had no regrets for her actions, saying she found the display offensive to Native Americans.
MIDDLEBURY — Saying someone’s business is “soaring” can fall into the category of a trite embellishment.
But it’s a term that can legitimately be used about Green Mountain Avionics (GMA), a budding new enterprise that helps aircraft soar reliably through the skies.
FERRISBURGH — Among those community leaders who excel at contributing to their communities, Middlebury businessman Eric Denu was named the 2013 Addison County Chamber of Commerce Buster Brush Citizen of the Year at the chamber’s annual meeting last week. The Swift House Inn was recognized as the Business of Year, and the Community Achievement Award went to Addison County Home Health and Hospice.
The awards were presented Thursday night, Sept. 12, at the Basin Harbor Club in front of a crowd of 100.
ADDISON — On Sept. 9 the Addison Planning Commission unveiled a draft update to town zoning that includes a rewritten section on waivers that would allow residents flexibility from lot-line setback requirements, a new section regulating fences, and the addition of an already approved section on “personal landing strips” for private airplanes.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury is busy recruiting a new town planner in anticipation of having a finalist ready to start by the beginning of next year.
VERMONT — State officials are urging all horse owners in Vermont to get their animals vaccinated against Eastern equine encephalitis after they determined last week that a second horse in Franklin County died from the mosquito-borne disease.
MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to a partnership with the nurses at Porter Hospital Birthing Center in Middlebury, Addison County Readers Inc. (ACR) is able to present a free book to each baby born there. “Books at Birth” is just a beginning; Addison County parents can sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) and their children will receive a free book each month from birth to age 5. That’s 60 books.
MIDDLEBURY — Renowned contra dance caller and musician Dudley Laufman of Canterbury, N.H., will call a contra dance and play fiddle on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Middlebury municipal gymnasium adjoining the town offices. Dudley will be joined by his wife, Jacqueline, who is also a fiddler, and a number of local musicians.
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