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March 24th, 2014
MONKTON — The Monkton Central School board will hold a special meeting to hear from the public and discuss whether or not to renew the contract of the school’s principal.
The renewal of Principal Susan Stewart’s contract is being closely watched by some in the community after about half of the teachers at the school left at the end of the last school year.
The special meeting has not yet been scheduled.
FERRISBURGH — Longtime Ferrisburgh Selectman Jim Warden as he promised before Town Meeting Day offered to resign at last week’s board meeting. But after a tie vote on whether to accept his letter of resignation, Warden remains on the board.
The Vermont Senate killed a bill on the floor last week, 21-8, that would have provided towns some control over how solar power projects were sited. Among other things, the bill, S.191, sought to require ground-mounted solar installations to comply with the same town zoning and screening requirements as does other commercial development.
ADDISON COUNTY — As Yogi Berra would say, it was déjà vu all over again for girls’ basketball in Addison County.
And not only because the Mount Abraham Union High School girls again went undefeated in Division II on the way to a repeat title, but also because senior Ashlie Fay earned a rare three-peat: Fay is for the third time the Addison Independent Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year.
I just wanted to call your attention to the status of the GMO labeling bill in the Vermont Legislature. This issue is extremely important to Vermonters, as demonstrated by their polling responses and attendance of public hearings and lobbying events.
The article “Lawmakers lament school tax hikes” (Addison Independent, March 13) made me concerned because the lawmakers didn’t see the disconnect between the school budgets’ changes and the state’s school property tax rate.
Recently, people have been made aware of the situation numerous homeowners along the proposed Addison “Natural” Gas Project pipeline are finding themselves in. Vermont Gas, the owner and petitioner for this project, has received the long awaited “Certificate of Public Good” from the Public Service Board for Phase 1 of the project.
This week’s writers are Annie Noonan, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor and Lisa Gosselin, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development. Gosselin is married to Addison Independentpublisher Angelo Lynn.