September 23rd, 2013
ADDISON — A lightly attended Sept. 16 public informational meeting did little to settle the future of the now vacant Addison Town Hall on Route 22A, according to the chairman of Addison’s selectboard-appointed Town Hall Committee.
Committee head John Spencer said only about a dozen residents showed up that Monday evening at the Addison Central School to learn more about the ownership and septic issues that are complicating the building’s future.
MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County will kick off its 2013 campaign to raise $725,000 with its customary “Days of Caring” this Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 28. It is an event that has thus far attracted 675 community volunteers who will perform dozens of helpful jobs for the various local nonprofit agencies that receive financial support through the UWAC.
MIDDLEBURY — The Legislature’s ongoing effort to draft a new law regulating development on shoreland lots continues to draw concern from Addison County residents, some of whom fear new regulations will emerge that will affect their property rights.
“This is a taking of property without due process… ” said one of more than 150 people who showed up at a public hearing convened in Middlebury on Thursday by the Shoreland Protection Commission.
WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents will gather at their local school this Wednesday, Sept. 25, to decide what to do with an insurance settlement of nearly half a million dollars stemming from an embezzlement case involving former Town Clerk Karen Brisson.
It was on July 18 that U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Brisson to two years in jail, along with paying restitution, following her guilty plea to having embezzled funds from the town’s coffers over a period of at least six years.
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School on Thursday evening will host a first-of-its-kind summit that will screen two short documentary films about life in Addison County in the past and present, as well as feature historical presentations by Mount Abe students.
Faculty organizers of the Addison County Community Summit hope it will provide an opportunity for local people across generations to make new connections with each other and strengthen community ties.
MIDDLEBURY — Strategies for College (SFC) will offer a free workshop called “Writing a Winning College Essay” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury. The workshop is for high school juniors and seniors who are planning to go on to college and who are seeking help beginning, drafting or editing their college essays.
BRISTOL — Residents of homes just south of Bristol village are complaining about the long detour they have to take to get to town, as a condemned bridge on South Street is slowly torn down.
ORWELL/WEST ADDISON — Two Vermont State Historic Sites in Addison County are offering history programs on the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29.