May 27th, 2013
VERGENNES — U.S. Department of Labor employees who receive one of the 2013 Secretary of Labor’s Honor Awards may have students from the Northlands Job Corps in Vergennes to thank for the award. Job Corps students and instructors from Northlands in Vergennes and from another Job Corps in Utah used recycling and sustainability in creating unique, handcrafted awards honoring the service and dedication of the federal DOL employees.
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has restocked its ranks with more than a dozen new primary caregivers to ensure that Addison County patients will once again be able to have their health care needs taken care of locally.
BRISTOL — When the water systems in most towns are experiencing a leak, identifying the problem area can be a simple matter of watching for where the excess water bubbles up to the surface.
But in Bristol, which sits atop a plateau of gravel and has a water system that dates back to 1905, things are rarely that simple.
ADDISON COUNTY — Farmers in the Champlain Valley are forming a coalition to address water pollution in the Lake Champlain Basin. After a year of planning, the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition incorporated earlier this year as a nonprofit organization.
MIDDLEBURY — To honor returning volunteer teachers Loren Mejia and David Hamberlin, Friends of SOLA (School of Leadership, Afghanistan) are sponsoring an Awareness Gathering on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Middlebury’s Ilsley Library.
FERRISBURGH — It’s official: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure is preparing to embark on her 2013 tour. This year’s thematic and interpretive message is “1813: The Shipwrights’ War, and Other Stories.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s commencement on Sunday has been moved inside. The ceremony, which will see 557 Middlebury students receive diplomas, had been scheduled to be held as usual on the lawn on the main quadrangle behind Voter Hall on College Street.
LINCOLN — Lincoln’s selectboard has officially expanded from three members to five. Bill Finger and Paul Forlenza were elected to the board in a special election last Tuesday, May 14, joining incumbents Barb Rainville, Elwin Isham and Oakley Smith.
Forlenza garnered 169 votes and Finger received 189. The two bested opponents Joe Martell and Jim Adams, who received 30 and 22 votes, respectively.