Archive - 2014
NEW HAVEN — The application for what has become a controversial 150-kilowatt community solar array in New Haven was withdrawn on Dec. 19. Waterbury solar firm SunCommon withdrew the application with the Public Service Board citing community concerns.
The proposal would have occupied about one acre on the west side of Route 7 near the Waltham town line. The company noted opposition to the project in its decision to end its bid, and issued the following statement:
MIDDLEBURY — The first-ever contract signed between Porter Medical Center (PMC) and its nurses will, among other things, grant salary increases of 2 percent during each of the three years of the pact.
SALISBURY — The Middlebury Union High School community is mourning the death of 9th-grader Walter “TJ” Duncanson IV, who took his own life on Dec. 26. He was 14.
MIDDLEBURY — A Ripton man on Tuesday told a court that he did not steal prescription drugs from the Rite Aid Pharmacy in a Sunday evening robbery of the Middlebury store.
Michael Maheu, 40, pleaded innocent in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony count of larceny from a person, in connection with the Dec. 28 robbery. He faces up to 10 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $500 if convicted.
VERGENNES — The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services is planning to seek Public Service Board approval for a 500-kilowatt solar farm on state-owned land in Vergennes, according to local officials and state documents.
WEYBRIDGE — Around 20 Weybridge and New Haven firefighters responded to a blaze Monday morning that destroyed a horse barn at 1572 Quaker Village Road.
Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 9 a.m., according to Weybridge Fire Chief Bill Sinks. By then the barn was fully involved.
“There was nothing we could really do to save the building,” Sinks said of the roughly 30-foot-by-40-foot structure. He identified the owner as Cindy Strate.
RIPTON — Susan Hanson of Ripton, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, former director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, and member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been awarded the Association of American Geographers’2015 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geographyfor her intellectual breakthroughs in geography.
ADDISON COUNTY — Several Middlebury College neuroscience undergraduate students are involved with teaching interested students at local high schools in a major way.