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June 19th, 2014
MONKTON — Monkton Central School students will see a new principal walking the halls next year.
The Monkton School Board on June 12 voted unanimously to appoint Betsy Knox as interim principal. Current principal Susan Stewart is taking a one-year unpaid leave.
Knox earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York and is licensed in Vermont as an elementary school English and language arts specialist.
MIDDLEBURY — A drug testing company will soon move into a 1,200-square-foot vacancy in the Star Mill building in Middlebury’s Frog Hollow district.
The company is called Burlington Labs, a Burlington-based company that performs urinalysis and oral fluid testing to screen for around 25 different drugs, including opiates, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, alcohol and barbiturates.
MONKTON — They say the sequel is never as good as the original, but that’s for Monkton residents affected by the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project to decide after they meet with representatives from the Department of Public Service Thursday evening.
BRISTOL — Organizers of Bristol’s sixth annual Pocock Rocks festival say this Saturday’s event should be a blast.
“We’ve got great food, music on two stages, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Kate Selby, executive director of the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service to Addison County residents Douglas Anderson and David Brynn on Monday at a dinner and reception at Middlebury’s Kirk Alumni Center.
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man has filed a civil lawsuit against the town of Middlebury, Middlebury College, the Addison Independent and Bread Loaf Corp., alleging their collective actions “unduly influenced” the electorate prior to votes held earlier this year on a $6.5 million municipal building/recreation center project.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Board is looking for a Bristol resident to fill a vacancy that has opened on the 13-member panel.
The vacancy was created after board member Amanda Fox resigned before the completion of her term, citing scheduling issues and her family’s plans to leave Bristol.
VERGENNES — Members of the Vergennes City Council move forward on planning for the coming year’s municipal budget, which they hope to finalize next week (see story, Page 1A).
In other business on Tuesday, aldermen: