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October 13th, 2014
If you have not voted already, when you consider how to use your two votes for our Middlebury representatives to Montpelier, I ask you to consider voting for Amy Sheldon and Betty Nuovo.
I have known Amy for all the years since she was executive director of the Middlebury Area Land Trust. It was her initiative and care for our community then that both founded our commitment to conserve our working landscape and brought the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) into being — one of our best assets.
Why we should support Susan Smiley for Representative for Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge:
Many know Susan from her civic activities. From her family farm in New Haven she and her family were producing agricultural products and selling them locally way before Farm to Table became well known. In fact, she has been an active member of several organizations that have made locally sourced food as relevant and popular as it has become. This is forward thinking in action.
Hello Voters in Addison district 3 — Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham.
We have a significant choice on Nov. 4. My brother, John Spencer, is running for the House of Representatives. I am writing this letter to urge you to vote for John.
In a recent press release, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, shows why he is likely to run for president in 2016. This Tuesday, he blasted a proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to cut Social Security and disabled veterans’ benefits. The savings would go to the Pentagon for increased spending.
MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board on Friday decided not to reopen the Certificate of Public Good it issued Phase I of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project, allowing construction of the pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes to continue.
The state utilities regulator also detailed an increased burden on Vermont Gas Systems ratepayers, who will ultimately pay for the pipeline project.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of firearm thefts in the county. Two thefts last week bring the total to three since Sept. 20, each in a separate town.
Police responded to Shellhouse Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh Oct. 5 where a man said he had left his .45 caliber pistol, in its carrying case, on the back of his truck and then drove away, causing it to fall off. Police said they spoke with someone who saw the gun case on the side of the road. Police found the case, but the gun was not in it.
MIDDLEBURY — The 2014 Middlebury Arts Walk season finale will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. Middlebury Arts Walk is a free event (for artists, venues, and attendees) and is held the second Friday of the month from May to October. In many cases the art is on display all month long — not just that evening.
New Arts Walk Artists
The Middlebury Arts Walk committee endeavors to introduce new and different artists throughout the season. There are several artists who are first-time Arts Walk exhibitors this month:
ORWELL — An Orwell man is scheduled to be arraigned later today in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly fired a gun in the direction of some neighbors during an argument over a horse.
Jeffrey A. Bradish, 51, was ordered held on $15,000 bail at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, following his arrest.