BRISTOL — The crossroad at the heart of Bristol village, where West, South, North and Main streets meet, will undergo improvements next year to make the intersection safer for motorists and pedestrians.
Derrick Lyman of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, Gregory Edwards of Stantec Design, Carol Wells of the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership and Claire Tebbs of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission presented information on the changes at the Bristol selectboard meeting Dec. 2.
ADDISON — Members of the Addison selectboard will sit down with the Addison Planning Commission on Dec. 16 to discuss the changes the selectboard proposed in November to the planners’ long-awaited update to the town’s zoning laws.
Those changes, made during a Nov. 5 work session, include calling for smaller lots and a reduction in frontage setback requirements in Addison’s Low Density Residential Agricultural (LDRA) zone, the town’s largest.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Deer Project Leader Adam Murkowski will speak at the New Haven Town Hall on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. His presentation, titled “White-tailed Deer Biology, Ecology and Management,” is part of the New Haven Conservation Commission’s Armchair Naturalist Series.
BRISTOL — National Bank of Middlebury’s staff recently held a “Casual Jeans Friday” to benefit Bristol’s Have A Heart Community Food Shelf. About once a month the bank holds a “casual wear day” to benefit a nonprofit that the bank cannot make a regular financial commitment to. On these days, staff members are encouraged to give a small amount in order to dress casually.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Rutland on Saturday defeated the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team, 4-0, in the Tigers’ home opener, taking advantage of five Tiger penalties to score two power-play goals and, in the eyes of MUHS Coach Derek Bartlett, wearing down his team by forcing them to play shorthanded so often.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team enjoyed its home opener on Saturday, cruising to a 6-0 victory over visiting Missisquoi.
The win moved the Division II Tigers to 2-0, with both wins vs. D-I foes: They defeated host Colchester on Wednesday, 3-1.
The early results have the Tigers feeling optimistic, said defender and assistant captain Paige Viens, who believes MUHS will continue to improve.
NEW HAVEN — New Haven’s annual Winterfest celebration is set this year for Saturday, Dec. 14.
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Attendees can bundle up, get some hot cocoa or coffee at the Congregational Church and come across the street to the town green for the Memorial Tree Lighting.
On the green families can decorate the tree, warm their hands by the fire barrels, sing carols and roast marshmallows and chestnuts with the community while waiting for Santa to arrive at the bandstand around 5:15 p.m. Horse-drawn sleigh rides will be offered.
GOSHEN — After 40 years of providing groomed Nordic skiing opportunities, Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen has turned in its grooming equipment and is returning to a simpler model of providing recreation opportunities to outdoor enthusiasts. For the 2013-2014 season Blueberry Hill will provide ski and snowshoe opportunities on trails that will remain ungroomed.