June 16th, 2016
NEW HAVEN — Don’t try to drive from one end of River Road in New Haven to the other.
Construction crews closed part of the road that runs between Routes 116 and 7 on Monday as they began reconstruction of Bridge 10, which spans the New Haven River at the end of Halpin Road.
The bridge, which is 1.1 miles east of Route 7, is closed to all traffic, and according to the contractor’s schedule it will remain closed through Aug. 27.
STARKSBORO — On May 19 at 5 a.m., the three-man Starksboro road crew raised their morning cups of coffee and celebrated a brand new day. On that Thursday, Road Foreman Tom Estey and crewmembers Paul Porter and Tony Porter began work out of the new town garage, completed on time and on budget.
“I still pinch myself every once in a while and go, ‘Yeah, it’s real,’” said Estey.
The 7,800-square-foot garage just north of the town’s Route 116 fire station is worth a gander (see open house information below).
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday agreed to support a local group’s quest for a $300,000 grant to fund public art and “creative community-building activities” along Exchange Street, work that could be done in concert with an already confirmed plan to extend sidewalk along that busy road that leads into the town’s industrial park.
If you've been in Edgewater Gallery on the Green recently, you may have seen a tall man with a ponytail holding a tube of crimson paint in one hand as he scraped with a palette knife in the other, creating on the panel before him, his view of Middlebury's Main Street. Meet Janis Sanders.
MIDDLEBURY — More than 50 people turned out at the Middlebury municipal building on Tuesday to celebrate Rep. Betty Nuovo, D-Middlebury, for a public service career that has included a combined total of three decades in the Vermont House and many additional years of service to other municipal and Addison County causes.
MIDDLEBURY — Ryan Biette of Middlebury has had more than the typical challenges of being a first-year student at Tufts University. Three major surgeries in the last year have made him travel a different path than he had planned — in what one might say was an unexpected “gap year.”
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School announces the valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2016. Hannah Funk of Bristol, daughter of Tom Funk and Elizabeth Maher and older sister of Molly and Louisa, is this year’s valedictorian. Mahli Knutson of Bristol, daughter of Linda Knutson and younger sister of Lili, is this year’s salutatorian.
CORNWALL — Vermont State Police cited a Shoreham man for driving a tractor while intoxicated after state Fish & Wildlife officials reported seeing a John Deere tractor strike a covered bridge on Swamp Road in Cornwall during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15.
The game wardens told VSP they stopped the tractor on Route 30 and found the driver to be Denny Pouliot, 40. They suspected Pouliot had been drinking alcohol, according to VSP.