April 23rd, 2015
ADDISON — Work has begun to evaluate whether a parcel of land west of Addison Central School could be suitable to host a septic system that might someday serve a renovated Addison Town Hall, the Addison Volunteer Fire Department and the Addison Community Baptist Church.
According to April 7 Addison selectboard minutes, John Spencer, the head of Addison’s Town Hall Committee, told the board that early testing of the land’s septic capacity looks promising.
PANTON — On April 14, the Panton selectboard talked briefly about the upcoming plan to update maps of town parcels. The board agreed to do due diligence before selecting a company to handle the chore, and agreed to take up the issue at its next meeting.
On April 14, the board also met for an hour behind closed doors to discuss an undisclosed personnel issue.
WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard heard from road foreman Mike Merrigan on April 6 that FEMA will reimburse the town 75 percent of its costs for December 2014 storm cleanup, an amount that will total about $6,000.
Merrigan also listed 2015 road projects, including adding between 12 and 20 loads of gravel to Route 66, 12 loads to Crosby Heights, and four or five loads to Burnham Road, and replacing a number of driveway culverts.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office is working with police authorities in New York to deliver a Port Henry, N.Y., man for arraignment at the county courthouse on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child in Addison County.
BRANDON — Classics of the silent film era return to the big screen starting in May at the Brandon Town Hall, which will host another season of vintage cinema with live music in the historic facility.
It’s the fifth year of the town hall’s popular silent film series, which gives residents and visitors a chance to see great movies from the pioneering days of cinema as they were intended to be shown — on the big screen, with an audience, and accompanied by live music.
MIDDLEBURY — Shoppers at the Sears Hometown Store in Middlebury are noticing some new products, a new store layout, some new ways to search for items, and new store owners.
Tom and Robin Coulter became owners of the store this past February, and they will showcase their changes to the store at 383 Exchange St. during a grand reopening celebration that will span this Thursday through Saturday.
NEW HAVEN — Officials in New Haven, long frustrated by the proliferation of solar arrays in the rural Addison County town and the town’s lack of control over regulating them, is taking a new approach in court.
Until now, municipalities have not held any official weight in hearings on proposed utility developments; the Public Service Board has sole discretion on such matters.