April 13th, 2017
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between April 3 and 9 among other incidents calmed arguments, responded to an assault complaint, handled car accidents, dealt with neighbor disputes involving pets, and made one arrest on an outstanding warrant at a traffic stop.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On April 3 looked for a man that a Main Street resident thought might be just posing as a Jehovah’s Witness; police could not find him.
The dry fly fishing had been slow. By late morning the air temperature had risen past 80, and trout were rising steadily all up and down the river. Unfortunately, they were rising for the tiny midges, which hovered over the surface of the river like starlings over a cornfield, only smaller. Much smaller, in fact. They were too small for me to successfully imitate. Either that, or there were just so many of them that the probability of a trout taking my artificial midge in the midst of the swarm of real ones was too slim even if my imitation was good.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas on Wednesday, April 12, officially turned on the spigot to its 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline, sending its product to an initial four corporate users in Middlebury’s Industrial Park.
The launch comes after more than six years of planning, protests and a still-pending case before the Vermont Supreme Court through which the plaintiffs are challenging the legality of Vermont Gas’s move to bury its pipeline under Hinesburg’s Geprags Park.
MIDDLEBURY — Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, political commentator and former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, will deliver the 2017 Middlebury College commencement address on Sunday, May 28.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
I have become a person who watches birds.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials will ask local residents this year for help in solving a pleasant dilemma:
What to do with almost $1 million in surplus funds generated thus far by Middlebury’s local option taxes.
It was on Town Meeting Day in 2008 that Middlebury residents authorized a 30-year, $16 million bond to fund the Cross Street Bridge project, the centerpiece of which is the span linking Main Street to Court Street over the Otter Creek.
MIDDLEBURY — Integrated Energy Solutions (EIS) has pulled the plug on a project that would have extracted energy from cow manure and sent it through a pipeline from Salisbury to Middlebury College.
Dan Smith, president of EIS, confirmed the news during a recent phone interview. He declined to discuss specific reasons for scuttling the already permitted project, but indicated financing has been a major obstacle.