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By the way for Apr. 1

To families served by Mary Hogan Elementary School: The Middlebury Department of Public Works wants you to know that water main replacement work in nearby Court Square will affect arrival and dismissal of classes for the near future. Because of this work, the crosswalk at Mary Hogan’s north entrance is temporarily closed. If you are walking/biking with your children and need to cross Route 7, you can cross at Cross Street, Mary Hogan’s South Entrance, or Court Square. The water main is underneath the southbound lane of Court Street. The construction will shut down the south lane of traffic where the construction is happening. The contractor will provide traffic control at both ends of the construction and at the north entrance to Mary Hogan to help with traffic flow. Also, starting during April break, Court Street repaving will begin. But this work will be at night and should not disrupt school travel.
Kick Start Middlebury is a business recruiting program that’s offering incentive packages worth more than $15,000 in cash and business supports as an inducement for occupying storefront vacancies in the downtown Middlebury area. The deadline is April 9 to submit letters of interest to be considered. Details are at KickStartMiddlebury.com. If you own a commercial space that you are trying to fill and want to be considered by businesses applying for the Kick Start Middlebury program, please send in your information. If you haven’t already submitted your info, please fill out this brief form to be included in the list of available spaces for interested businesses ASAP: forms.gle/mqiupMJEjas672NA7.
Join Addison County High Bailiff Dave Silberman on Monday, April 12, beginning at 7 p.m., for a virtual panel discussion on the future of criminal justice reform in Vermont. It will feature State Sen. Kesha Ram, State Rep. Selene Colburn, Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George, Vermont Legal Aid Staff Attorney Mairead O’Reilly, and Public Police & Research Analyst Skyler Nash. Tickets start at $25 ($10 for students, and is free for anyone who needs it). Tickets are available at secure.actblue.com/donate/acdcpanel. The event is hosted by the Addison County Democratic Committee, and 50% of ticket proceeds will go to Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, a nonprofit organization on the front lines of the fight to make the criminal legal system fairer and more just for all Vermonters.
Bristol resident Scott Remick in September will do a through-hike (end to end, all at once) of the Vermont Long Trail and has decided to also make it a charity fundraiser to benefit Homeward Bound, the Humane Society of Addison County. If you are an animal lover, consider contributing a pledge per mile of any amount. Any donations will go straight to Homeward Bound and are tax-deductible. More information can be found at pledgeit.org/furrytrails.

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