FERRISBURGH — On Aug. 24, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure left her home port on a very important mission — getting ship-shape in anticipation of her 12th year of operation.
Her destination was the New York State Canal Corporation shipyard at Waterford, N.Y., where a team of shipwrights working with David Short of North Atlantic Shipbuilding and Repair, of West Montville, Maine, will replace any worn, damaged or rotted planking and timbers and recaulk seams.
LINCOLN — Town Highway 1 Bridge 19 located on East River Road in Lincoln opened to all traffic this past Thursday evening at 6:20 p.m. — on schedule. The bridge closed on July 8 to all traffic and was scheduled to remain closed until Aug. 27.
BRISTOL — Come Tuesday, Sept. 1, newly hired assistant principal David Ford should be walking the halls of Mount Abraham Union High School.
Ford, who was offered the job after the Mount Abe board approved his hiring on Aug. 18, will join Interim Principal Carol Fenimore and Assistant Principal Ellen Repstad on the school’s three-person administrative team. Fenimore began her tenure July 1; Ellen Repstad, formerly a long-time literacy instructor at Mount Abe, is now in her fourth year as assistant principal.
ADDISON COUNTY — Eight area businesses needing cash for new equipment, inventory and/or workers to take their respective operations to the next level are getting some help from the Addison County Economic Development Corp. The ACEDC has approved a total of $450,000 in loans to the firms, which are located in Vergennes, Bridport, Bristol and Middlebury.
Robin Scheu, executive director of the ACEDC, is pleased to see great demand for the ACEDC loans.
BRISTOL — A South Burlington man pleaded innocent on Aug. 26 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to five separate misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged domestic assault at the Green Mountain Family Campground in Bristol on Aug. 25.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual Roadside Attractions Awards. These accolades recognize gardens cultivated by people around the county who are not members of the club.
The theme for all these gardens is that they can be enjoyed from the road while passing by in a car or on foot.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School football coach Dennis Smith often says a win is a win.
After his Tigers emerged from Friday’s night’s opener on Doc Collins Field with a 21-13 victory in a game with a combined four interceptions and seven fumbles and saw his team have three touchdowns called back due to penalties — but still make a number of big plays — that phrase came to mind.