September 22nd, 2011
VERGENNES — Green Mountain Power has applied to the Vermont Public Service Board for permission to install a wind turbine on the northeast corner of the Northlands Job Corps campus, Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley told aldermen on Sept. 13.
GMP will ask the PSB for a Certificate of Public Good for a turbine that will stand about 120 feet tall, Hawley said, with rotor blades about 65 feet long.
SHOREHAM — Champlain Orchards in Shoreham is hosting two days of live music this weekend to benefit Vermont farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene.
Orchard owner Bill Suhr knows there is a need among Vermont’s agricultural community. Champlain Orchards itself lost more than 300 trees, snapped off by the wind and rain during Irene. Suhr estimated the cost of orchard storm damage was $100,000.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Project Independence Director Anne Ginevan harkened back to the launch of the senior day care program during the late 1970s.
The program — then run under the auspices of the Counseling Service of Addison County — provided basic recreational, nutritional and health care services to five elderly clients who gathered for around seven hours per day in the lower level of the Middlebury United Methodist Church.
MIDDLEBURY — On a recent morning Otter Creek Yoga founder and director Joanna Colwell did something you’ll likely never see her — or anyone else — do again.
Almost apologetically, Colwell walked across the recently laid wooden floor of OCY’s new Marble Works studio space in her cowboy boots.
MIDDLEBURY — Owners of downtown Middlebury’s Battell Block confirmed on Monday that a Thai restaurant will soon move into the vacancy at 22 Merchants Row, a spot most recently occupied by Doria’s restaurant.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued two drug citations to Vergennes Union High School students last week.
On Sept. 12, city police cited Jake Wrightington, 18, for illegal possession of controlled substances. Police allege Wrightington had in his possession a “sandwich bag full” of pills that they said were Ritalin and were not prescribed to him. Police confiscated the pills.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week cited an Addison man for driving 133 mph on Route 22A in Addison.
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, at around 3 p.m. Trooper Andrew Leise observed a red sport bike traveling northbound on Route 22A in Addison at a high rate of speed. Upon activating his stationary radar Leise received a target speed of 132 mph, which then increased to 133 mph.
There are countless benefits being conducted in Vermont on behalf of those affected by Tropical Storm Irene, and they are raising significant amounts of money. Last weekend’s Phish concert in Essex Junction raised $1.2 million on behalf of the state’s disaster relief fund. In Waitsfield, a solo concert by Grace Potter being hosted by Sugarbush Resort is expected to raise $350,000 for a local relief effort in the Mad River Valley. Similar events are happening in central and southern Vermont with each passing week.