April 25th, 2016
VERGENNES — Loud calls to reverse a legislative decision to subject fraternities and sororities to the property tax is raging in Burlington but reverberating in Addison County, where several prominent University of Vermont alumni reside.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday approved a $40,000 deal with the firms proposing the Vermont Green Line that calls for those companies to pay for the town’s costs of legal and expert review of the underground power line that will run along town roads on its way to Route 7 and New Haven.
The developers of the $650 million, 400-megawatt VGL, Massachusetts companies Anbaric Transmission and National Grid, will place $40,000 in an escrow account.
MIDDLEBURY — For 15 years, Charles Sabukewicz taught Middlebury Union High School students to write and appreciate good literature.
Now 78 and retired from teaching, Sabukewicz is himself rediscovering the art of writing — specifically poetry — which he is using as a descriptive vehicle to convey the countless interesting memories and observations he has accumulated during an eventful life.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are warning residents to be vigilant against a phone scam being perpetrated by callers falsely claiming to be Internal Revenue Service representatives looking to obtain personal tax information.
The faux IRS callers, according to Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley, call people randomly and tell them they owe money and they will be sued or arrested if they do not comply.
MIDDLEBURY — Robert Frost biographer Jay Parini will explore the growth and popularity of Frost in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on May 4 at 7 p.m. His talk, “Robert Frost in the World,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Parini will look at Frost’s development and how he became America’s favorite poet by writing accessible poems, creating a uniquely appealing persona and pioneering the public reading of poems.
VERGENNES — The annual Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Student Art Exhibit will be held at the Bixby Library in Vergennes from Monday, May 2, to Tuesday, May 31.
This K-12 show highlights a sampling of the excellent work from students in art classes from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Addison, Panton and Waltham.
An artist’s reception takes place on Monday, May 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the library, with music and refreshments. All are welcome.
RIPTON — Students at Ripton’s North Branch School performed an original play, “Almost Heaven,” at the school April 8 and 9.
Each year students at the North Branch School in Ripton author a play based on the school’s theme for the year. The students work together to come up with ideas, create characters, make costumes, build sets and collect props.
VERGENNES — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
Each year, the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission is celebrated on May 8, the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant.
In Vergennes, a blood donation day will be held on May 11 at Vergennes Union High School, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.