Student murals celebrate their hometown

Cows, Cookie Love and Cougars, not to mention Champ, were among the top choices Ferrisburgh Central School students made last week as symbols for a school-wide art project honoring their hometown.

Ripton readies for vote on rejoining ACSD

Ripton residents on Thursday, Sept. 29, will be asked whether they’d like to end their two-year effort to separate from the Addison Central School District, a move townspeople endorsed as a way of preserving their small elementary school.

Rochester man runs for local state Senate seat

Mason Wade, who is running this November as an independent, joins a field that includes Bray, Hardy, Cornwall Republican Robert Burton and Bristol Republican Lloyd Dike. 

A pavilion is on the rise in Starksboro

A group of Starksboro residents is making progress in its efforts to construct a town pavilion, transforming the area behind the town clerk’s office and public library into a recreational space townspeople can enjoy for years to come. 

Green energy options eyed for sewer plant

A consultant has estimated that Middlebury’s sewage treatment plant needs upwards of $18 million in upgrades if it’s to meet the community’s wastewater disposal needs during the coming 20 years. 

Bristol explores alternative locations for police force

The Bristol selectboard is considering a possible change of location for the town’s police department including, perhaps, by adding a space onto the town fire station. 

Middlebury to close Main St. for new fall festival, car show

Leaders of the local business community hope families will pile into their respective cars and motor over to a special Oct. 16 event in downtown Middlebury.

By the way for Sept. 22

Bristol CORE is holding the Bristol Harvest Festival Sidewalk Sale & Scavenger Hunt this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Committee to help find new city police chief

A hiring committee of six residents will advise Vergennes City Manager Ron Redmond in the search for a new city police chief to replace retiring Chief George Merkel, Redmond told the city council at its Sept. 13 meeting.

Bristol ARPA committee to begin reviewing ideas

Priorities for spending Bristol’s $1.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds appear to be coalescing around several themes.

Waltham tax rates drop

After a major tax increase two years ago and then a more modest tax hike in the fall of 2021, Waltham taxpayers are looking at significant decrease in their 2022-2023 (Fiscal Year 2023) property tax bills. 

Middlebury vote on natural gas easement is moot

A petitioned vote on whether Vermont Gas should be granted an easement to install a pipe across town-owned land to deliver natural gas to 3 Mill St. has been rendered moot by news that the South Burlington company has found a way to serve that location wi … (read more)

Program to help Vermont businesses

Another program is launching to help Vermont businesses that are short on operating funds because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bristol adds firefighters; eyes 25 mph limit

James Cole and Randy Disorda were introduced to the board by Fire Chief Brett LaRose and appointed to the fire department.

College art exhibit backs women’s rights

The exhibit “Visualizing Reproductive Justice: A Call to End Fake Clinics” will go on display for a week beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Winter Garden Hallway at Middlebury College’s Axinn Center.

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