October 17th, 2014
Whatever your party affiliation, you should vote for Susan Smiley. Whatever the task or issue, you can count on Susan to vote with integrity for the good of all Vermonters. She is smart and hardworking. Her experience in and out of agriculture combined with her business acumen makes her a great choice.
Montpelier needs representatives who care about the voters they represent and understand the privilege of serving the public good. Susan is that person. When you cast a vote for her, you cast one for yourself as well.
On behalf of the staff and, most importantly, the animals of Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, I would like to say thank you for the newly expanded Pet Pages that debuted in the Oct. 6 edition.
We are lucky to live and work in such an animal-friendly community and enjoy such support from our local businesses.
BRISTOL — Reactions were mixed from the more than 30 Addison Northeast Supervisory Union residents who turned out for a special Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Board meeting on the proposed $33 million bond to finance a substantial renovation of the school.
Most spoke in favor of the project, while others raised concerns about the price tag and the necessity of some of the more ambitious parts of the proposal.
MIDDLEBURY — Three local organizations will join forces this year in an effort to spread holiday cheer to Addison County children who might otherwise not have any presents to open on Christmas Day.
FERRISBURGH — Vermont Electric Co. (VELCO) recently made good on its September pledge to reimburse five Champlain Valley towns for property tax revenue they had lost since 2009 due to a VELCO mistake on how it assessed property in those towns and in Shelburne.
Three Addison county towns received a total of about $127,000 in early October, with the lion’s share going to Ferrisburgh, which got a check in the mail for $72,619.12.
MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 percent of Middlebury residents who answered a survey said they are at least satisfied with the town’s current curbside recycling program, but more than 73 percent of residents don’t want to see it combined with a trash pickup service.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes city council on Tuesday began considering what to do with the roughly 800 square feet of city hall formerly occupied by the Vergennes Police Department. According to Mayor Bill Benton aldermen hope to have a plan in place by January.