September 3rd, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles will have an expanded presence in the Addison County Courthouse as a result of flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene.
The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services early last week authorized the temporary relocation of Rutland County DMV offices to the Middlebury courthouse. That became necessary after Irene-related flooding heavily damaged DMV offices in adjacent Rutland County.
ROCHESTER — Residents of Rochester, one of 13 communities isolated for five days by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, were well under way with clean-up efforts late Thursday afternoon as Route 125 over Middlebury Gap to Route 100 was opened for emergency vehicles and vital traffic late Wednesday.
WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents on Tuesday, Sept. 6, will be asked for their feedback on town plan revisions that have been a decade in the making.
The revised plan includes new maps, updated facts and figures charting the growth of the community, an entirely new energy section, and a variety of suggestions aimed at helping Weybridge plot a smooth development course for at least the next five years.
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School fifth-graders hatched them, Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center agribusiness students raised them and Middlebury College students will eat them.
Without leaving the town of Middlebury, the 203 chickens of the Chick-to-Plate project have been teachers to more than 200 students — by career center Director Lynn Coale’s count — and now, will be dinner to hundreds more.
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If your Labor Day holiday plans involved a hike in the Green Mountain National Forest, you'll probably want to start looking for an alternate weekend activity.
That's because on Thursday, forest officials ordered the entire 400,000 acre expanse closed indefinitely for health and safety reasons, with the threat of fines or imprisonment for anyone caught entering onto forest land.
Local businesses began to take flood prevention measures on Thursday when the Otter Creek began to crest. As he watched the water rise, Chris English, co-owner of Middlebury restaurant Jackson's on the River, called the town offices for advice.
Not long after, the Middlebury College football team arrived to lend a helping hand. The team build a blockade of sandbags to keep out the river's rushing waters, then moved on to help out in other parts of town where residents were worried about flooding from Otter Creek.
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The Green Mountain Stage Race is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday in Hinesburg and loop around Starksboro. Since we're Addison County's paper, this route deviates slightly from the original course, beginning in Bristol rather than Hinesburg. Here's a medium-length ride that's sure to get your blood pumping, and if you haven't had enough, you can take it like the racers and do it it twice!
Length: 29.82 miles
RIPTON — State transportation officials on Friday said Route 125 from East Middlebury to the Hancock town line could be open to local traffic as soon as Saturday, Sept. 3.
The road suffered several washouts in last Sunday’s Tropical Storm Irene-related flooding. Traffic was rerouted via the Dugway and North Branch Road.