October 7th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — As Vermont Gas Systems on Thursday formally announced plans to advance its proposed “Phase II” natural gas pipeline from Middlebury to the International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y., officials in the two towns principally affected by the project readied for potentially rancorous talks with the gas company.
VERGENNES — With two new tenants in place and several prospects in the pipeline, the new owners of Vergennes landmark Kennedy Brothers Marketplace believe things have gone well since acquiring the North Main Street property in a family deal last December.
Boulder, Colo., couple Lillian Kennedy and Robert Feuerstein bought the Vergennes property and a Burlington property occupied by Sweetwaters restaurant from members of Kennedy’s family.
MIDDLEBURY — Omya Inc. will host a free open house at its Middlebury Quarry on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the open-pit quarry, buses will shuttle visitors into the quarry while expert guides detail history, drilling, blasting and land reclamation operations. People can ride through the entire tour or disembark from the bus to take an up-close look at geological formations and scout the area for a marble souvenir.
BURLINGTON — Vermont 4-H’ers captured several championships and top place awards at the Eastern States Exposition 4-H dairy show in West Springfield, Mass., Sept. 12-15, beating competitors from the five other New England states.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Thursday cited Nicole Burgos, 29, of Addison for felony possession of stolen property, a charge they said in a press release “is relative to the wave of 2013 Addison County burglaries that subsequently led to the July 31 arrest of Burgos’ domestic partner, Raymond R. Ritchie.”
BRANDON — Internationally renowned folk artist Warren Kimble and famed novelist/poet/biographer Jay Parini were among four people honored at the annual Vermont Council of the Arts Annual Gala held this past Tuesday night at the Brandon Town Hall. Bruce Bouchard, who joined the Paramount Theater as executive director in 2008, and Carol Driscoll, executive director of The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, received honors for “meritorious service to the arts.”
MIDDLEBURY — Eliza Eaton has joined the Middlebury Community House board of directors. Eaton owns and operates MiniBury.com, an insider’s guide to family friendly events and activities around Middlebury. MCH board member Lynda Rheaume says Eaton’s energy, fresh ideas and technical expertise will help move the Community House into the future.