Willem Jewett remembered as energetic and personable lawmaker

Former State Rep. Willem Jewett died last week after using a prescription obtained through Act 39, a “death with dignity” law that he helped establish and sought to improve, right up to his death.

City police, Turning Point team up to offer quick help to those in crisis

Thanks to Turning Point Center of Addison County, Vergennes Police Department officers this week have new tools at their disposal that can help citizens in need — two iPads.

Vergennes seeks $25M sewer bond

If city officials’ and consultants’ optimism about grant support is rewarded, most Vergennes sewer users would see an annual increase over the next few years from $500 to $850 to fund bond payments, according to official estimates.

New canning facility could add 25 jobs at Aqua ViTea

Beverage maker Aqua ViTea is looking to substantially increase its canning capabilities, allowing it to hit a new gear in its kombucha production while also giving it the capacity to become a major incubator for small startup beverage companies.

Could Lincoln and Ripton schools join forces?

Lincoln and Ripton, which voted last year to withdraw from their school districts, have begun exploring the idea of creating a new supervisory union to handle the administrative services they might not be able to afford individually.

Solar field on Bristol landfill goes live

Renewable energy supporters were all aglow in Bristol this past Saturday as they celebrated the completion of Bristol Community Solar, a 500kWh array built on the site of the town’s former landfill.

Cancer claims Willem Jewett, who supported end-of-life law as state rep.

Willem Jewett, a Ripton resident and former majority leader of the Vermont House of Representatives, died Wednesday afternoon using a prescription obtained through Act 39, a law that allows terminally ill Vermonters to take pharmaceutical drugs to end the … (read more)

ACSD to ask for 5.3% increase in spending

The Addison Central School District board on Monday unanimously agreed to present voters with a 2022-23 budget of $41,578,089 that reflects $34,594,034 in local education spending — a 5.3% increase compared to this year.

Artim to leave Middlebury selectboard after 12 years

MIDDLEBURY SELECTMAN NICK Artim will step down on March 1 after more than 12 very eventful years. MIDDLEBURY — Nick Artim stepped onto Middlebury’s political stage a dozen years ago with a desire to do his civic duty and leave the community a better place … (read more)

By the way for Jan. 13

The Bridport Grange and the Addison County Farm Bureau have made the difficult decision to cancel their legislative breakfast series this winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the second year in a row in which there will be no breakfast series, which … (read more)

Police link arson case in city to drug dealing

Vergennes police have linked drug dealing to their Jan. 5 charge that a 28-year-old New Jersey man had attempted murder and arson in the city.

Schulze suspect Robert Durst dies

The death on Monday of convicted killer and New York real estate scion Robert Durst extinguishes another possible lead in the 1971 disappearance of then-Middlebury College freshman Lynne Schulze.

Graffiti or art? Posters mystify area residents

Two pieces have popped up repeatedly in downtown Middlebury over the past six months, sometimes accompanied by the letters “EMSWID.”

Middlebury weighs town spending

The Middlebury selectboard on Jan. 25 will finalize a fiscal year 2023 (FY23) budget proposal that — if approved by residents on Town Meeting Day — would result in a property tax increase of no more than 3 cents per $100 in property value.

Lincoln news for Jan. 13

A new knitting group will be offered at the library. During the next few weeks, there will be a beginner’s cowl or hat project and an advanced cowl for adults.

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