September 15th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Public tree inventories will be conducted in Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes this week by the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, known as VT UCF, and students enrolled in the Land Stewardship Program (LANDS) at the University of Vermont.
This summer VT UCF has been working with the Bristol Conservation Commission, the Middlebury Town Planner, and the Vergennes Planning Commission to plan for these concurrent tree inventory projects.
Imagine you’re an insect cruising through the air. Suddenly, you realize you’re heading straight for a spider web. You’re doomed. But wait — you can still escape by slipping through one of the gaps. Spider webs are, after all, more gaps than web. You aim between the sticky threads — it’s going to be a close call, but you’re going to make it.
Then, as you pass through, the threads snap towards you … and you’re a spider’s dinner.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Regional EMS has phased out some of its two-year-old expanded services and has asked to once again receive Town Meeting Day contributions from area towns in order to stabilize its budget.
BRANDON — At its annual meeting here last Wednesday, members of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce elected members of the board of directors for the 2014-2015 year.
New to the board this year, all serving a one-year term expiring at the 2015 annual meeting, are: Shanon Atkins, People’s United Bank; Martin Clark, Martin’s Hardware; Leonard Schmidt, Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center; and Tony Staynings, Northlands Job Corps.
BRANDON — There will be a change at the helm of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber President Andy Mayer announced last week that he will be leaving his position at the end of the month to become the president/CEO of a chamber in Washington state.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Gov. Jim Douglas burned through a lot of pens during his eight years as the state’s top executive, signing scores of new laws and proclamations.
Though almost four years out of office, the Middlebury Republican these past few weeks has again been putting his pen to the test — this time scrawling his signature on copies of his new political autobiography, titled “The Vermont Way: A Republican Governor Leads America’s Most Liberal State.”
MIDDLEBURY — Some students who attend Mary Hogan Elementary and Middlebury Union Middle School walk to school during the warmer months. Others ride their bikes.
But two students, a brother and sister, take a unique form of transportation — the unicycle.
Eighth-grader Nico Gori-Montanelli pedals to the middle school every day, while his sister, fifth-grader Saskia, rolls her way to the elementary school.