September 12th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — What happens when an historic local dairy, a hard cider giant and a major vendor of farm equipment join forces in Middlebury?
You get an abundant supply of renewable energy, of course.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Observatory and Middlebury Physics will again host stargazing open house nights this autumn. These Observatory events are scheduled for Friday evenings, Sept. 16 and Sept. 30, from 8-9:30 p.m. and are weather permitting.
Saturn and Mars will be in the evening sky on these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. The Observatory includes a 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department has cited Kelly A. McEvoy, 46, of Vergennes for possession of what is estimated 10 bags of heroin.
In a press release, city police said McEvoy had the heroin in her possession during a roadside stop by a Vergennes police officer.
McEvoy is due to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Oct. 17.
ST. ALBANS — The cleanup of Lake Champlain returns to the spotlight as the state finalized the first phase of a plan to reduce the amount of phosphorous reaching the lake by 34 percent over the next 20 years.
The reduction is required under the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) finalized earlier this year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The first phase of the plan involves the creation of statewide programs and permits. It will end in 2017.
CORNWALL/SALISBURY — The charred remains of the covered bridge that crossed Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall smoldered early Sunday evening more than 24 hours after a fire of unknown origin had quickly engulfed and consumed the picturesque and historic span.
BRANDON/RIPTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency in August awarded the state of Vermont’s Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security more than half a million dollars to pay the federal share for projects tied to Tropical Storm Irene, which hit Vermont five years ago.
Among the six towns that won awards through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were Brandon and Ripton.
SHOREHAM — Take a chance on winning a beautiful watercolor painting by Shoreham artist Deborah Holmes. This lovely piece depicts apple blossoms and a view from Shoreham’s own Douglas Orchard. It was created and donated expressly for the library’s 2016 Art Raffle.
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library at 222 West River Road has a variety of programs lined up for the rest of the month.
Organizers are starting a weekly knitting group at Lincoln Library beginning this Wednesday, Sept. 14. They will meet Wednesday evenings at the library from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone and everyone is invited to bring their knitting, crocheting or other handwork and then sit and chat with neighbors while you work on your projects.