October 9th, 2014
NEW HAVEN — Cars packed the parking lot on the west side of Route 7 in New Haven Junction this past weekend. Sure, some people hit the highway to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather, but others came for the grand opening of Rack & Reel, a hunting and sporting goods store.
“The community has been beyond receptive,” co-owner Bridget Kipp said. “So many people have come in here thanking us, saying it was needed in the area, and that they’ll be back.”
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Integrated Architecture, P.C. (VIA) announces that Jean Terwilliger AIA, NCARB, LEED AP H has joined the firm as a project architect.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Downtown Community Partnership (BDCP) announced today organizational changes to help further its work for the coming year. Board Chair Carolyn Ashby said Executive Director Kate Selby will be leaving that position to join the board, where she will develop the organization’s efforts on new methods for fundraising. After a series of meetings with people at the state level for the Designated Downtown program, Selby and the board agreed on a course of action.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has won a few races during his lifetime, primarily as a stock car driver at the Thunder Road SpeedBowl. But the Berlin Republican is currently focused on winning a different kind of race — for re-election as lieutenant governor against Progressive Dean Corren of Burlington.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard agreed on Tuesday to apply for a state grant that could help a town slaughterhouse remain in business — and eventually follow through on a plan to move to Middlebury.
At the request of Middlebury Business Development Director Jamie Gaucher, the board on Tuesday moved to apply for a $25,000 infrastructure grant from the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services.
MIDDLBURY — Zach Bechhoeffer is only 18, but he can already lay claim to being a visionary of sorts. It was in 2011 when Bechhoeffer, then a Middlebury Union High School freshman, called for creation of an electronics club at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.
MIDDLEBURY — Peter Hamlin has long had an ear for experimentation. In kindergarten he learned to put together simple electroniccircuits, and in fifth grade he used a tape recorder to record all kinds of noises and then mix them together.
MIDDLEBURY — Finding a parking space in downtown Middlebury can be a challenge during business hours.
But town officials are arguing there’s adequate parking; you just need to know where to look. And not enough people are looking at the municipal lot on Mill Street in the Frog Hollow district, where only 30 percent of the 66 spaces are typically occupied, according to a 2012 parking study.