July 13th, 2015
NEW HAVEN — A Waitsfield company has proposed taking advantage of New Haven’s abundant open farmland and close access to three-phase power to site one of the largest solar arrays in town. Green Peak Solar LLC has asked the Vermont Public Service Board for permission to install around 10,500 solar panels on 20 acres off Field Days Road in a 2,200kW net metering solar project.
Residents and others interested in checking out the site and offering their opinions on the project are invited to do so this Wednesday.
MIDDLEBURY — Summer’s here, but class is still in session at Middlebury Union Middle School, where around 16 students are getting a crash course in entrepreneurship thanks to dedicated teachers, some community-minded business people and inspiration from an ABC television show that helps jump-start budding enterprises.
VERGENNES — At the last Vergennes Lions Club meeting, Past International Director Tom Broughton of the Middlebury Lions was presented a plaque, made by Mike Daniels, recognizing the many years of help to the Vergennes Lions. In presenting the award, Vergennes member Gary Russell thanked Broughton for all he had done for Lions Clubs throughout the world. Broughton thanked the club for the many years of friendship and support.
Trudy is a border collie mix whom we adopted four years ago when living in Vancouver, British Columbia.
When she first came to live with us, Trudy was prohibitively shy — she would roll on her back submissively when meeting any new person or even at the sight of another dog. It made it nearly impossible to take her out of the house.
Over the years and with plenty of exposure to love and attention, Trudy has become a different dog.
ADDISON COUNTY — Andrew Munkres’s summer has gotten off to a busy start. As a bus driver during the school year, he looks forward to summer when he can return to his 150 hives at the Lemonfair Honeyworks in Cornwall.
“It’s pretty hard work for a summer vacation,” he said. “In the spring when the beekeeping is ramping up and the school year is slowing down, it’s pretty tough juggling both.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Public Service Department will be holding a public forum in Middlebury on Thursday, July 16, at the Town Hall Theater to solicit Vermonters’ thoughts on how the state can meet its energy goals — and energy needs — in the coming years. Refreshments start at 5:30 p.m. and the forum runs from 6 to 8 p.m. The input will inform the next revision of Vermont’s long-range Comprehensive Energy Plan. A final plan is due to the Legislature in December.
MIDDLEBURY — The 10th annual Art on the Green, Middlebury Studio School’s annual craft fair fundraiser, is on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Middlebury town green by St. Stephen’s Church.
MONTPELIER — Longtime journalist and educator Mike Donoghue of South Burlington has been selected to receive the Matthew Lyon Award for his lifetime commitment to the First Amendment and the public’s right to know the truth in Vermont.
The Vermont Press Association, which represents the interests of 11 daily and about four dozen non-daily newspapers circulating in Vermont, will honor Donoghue at its annual meeting and awards banquet on July 16 at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.