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Bristol pit Act 250 hearing nears

Posted on April 8, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



BRISTOL — Proponents and opponents of a gravel pit near the Bristol village met again this week in the latest chapter of a years-long fight over a proposed 26-acre excavation project off of Rounds Road.

After two separate applications for town zoning permits and several appeals to the state environmental court, the wheels are beginning to turn in a hearing to determine whether or not the proposed gravel pit conforms with Act 250, the state’s Land Use and Development Act.

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City to improve handicap access

Posted on April 8, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The $75,000 the city of Vergennes recently received from Vermont’s Downtown Transportation Fund will help pay for improvements to the bus stop at the city’s major downtown intersection and fund a 160-foot handicap-access platform that will serve three Main Street businesses.

City Manager Mel Hawley said “pretty deteriorated” sidewalk stretching from Shear Cuts on Main Street around the corner almost all the way to Daily Chocolate on Green Street will also be replaced, with new granite curbing added.

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Eastview work to get underway

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Developers of Eastview at Middlebury anticipate a June groundbreaking for the 98-unit retirement community off South Street, which should lead to a completed project during the fall of 2011.

That was the word on Thursday from Eastview Principal Rob Alberts, who said organizers need to only sell a handful of additional units in order to trigger construction of the project that will be located next to the Porter Medical Center campus.

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Lincoln voters consider school budget

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



LINCOLN — School board officials in Lincoln last week warned a proposed 2010-2011 school year spending plan after a vote on the budget was put on hold at the town’s annual meeting in early March.

The new spending plan calls for $1,609,535 in expenditures. According to Addison Northeast Supervisory Union business manager, the educational spending in the budget is virtually unchanged from the $1.4 million figure presented to the town in early March.

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Addison voters will reconsider one board

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Addison residents will join Vergennes voters in reconsidering the Town Meeting Day decision to approve changing governance of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union to a one-board system.

Addison residents voted, 197-138, or 59-41 percent, on March 2, in favor of one-board governance, which would replace the current eight-board system. Three of the current boards — the Vergennes, Panton and Waltham ID boards — are set to dissolve in July regardless.

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Fairpoint looks ahead to better year post-bankruptcy

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By Jason Starr (The Essex Reporter)



ESSEX — With its bankruptcy case proceeding toward resolution, Fairpoint Communications is looking forward to leaving behind a troubled 2009 and emerging with new service-delivery models for 2010.

Among the company’s new strategies will be a move away from wireless, tower-based Internet delivery for rural parts of Essex and toward using its wireline-based fiber network to serve the town.

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Governor's security tightened

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State and local police officials offered few details on the reasons behind a stepped-up security presence at Gov. James Douglas’s property off South Munger Street late last week.

Neighbors and passersby noted, at one point on Thursday, three Vermont State Police cruisers and one Middlebury police vehicle near the governor’s home.

Sgt. Tara Thomas, spokeswoman for the VSP, said the security crackdown was related to recent threats made to governors throughout the nation.

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Supercuts to open in Middlebury

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The owners of The Centre plaza on Route 7 south confirmed last week that a Supercuts hair styling business will occupy a space in the shopping complex later this spring.

“I would expect them to open in around three months,” said Chris Hunt of Myron Hunt Inc., the company that owns The Centre.

The space in question is around 1,500 square feet and was previously occupied by a liquor store, according to Hunt.

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Pilot constructs own plane from scratch

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



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NEW HAVEN — Tyler McGuire set about an adventure to build his own airplane in exactly the manner one might expect a 20-year-old college student to do: He jumped in headfirst.

The New Haven resident was holed up at college in Florida with his friend Abe Nehemias when the two aerospace engineering students considered the notion to build a functional airplane from a partially manufactured kit.

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Holm seeks to re-energize Middlebury hydro plan

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Holm family is trying to partner with an out-of-state firm to re-energize plans for a small hydroelectric project at the Otter Creek falls in downtown Middlebury.

It was last summer that the Holms announced they were pulling the plug on their efforts to install a water turbine near the falls, a project they maintained could generate around 5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

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