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August 26th, 2016
NEW HAVEN — After more than two months of detours around a closed bridge, commuters can once again drive the entire length of River Road from Route 7 in New Haven to Route 116 in Bristol.
Bridge 10 on River Road was closed for replacement on June 13. On this past Thursday morning, at around 6 a.m., crews opened the bridge — which is approximately 1 mile east of Route 7 and just east of the Halpin Road intersection — to traffic.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police Lt. Charles Cacciatore found himself doing something on Monday that he has already done several times during his eventful 25-year career with the department: Gazing upon a stack of boxes that he will soon unpack to put his personal touch on a barren office.
And in this case, the nomadic state police administrator is preparing to settle in Addison County for a second time, as he assumes command of the VSP’s New Haven barracks. Cacciatore previously served in this county as a sergeant from 2004 to the start of 2007.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously agreed to form a subcommittee to review the track record of the town’s Office of Business Development & Innovation this fall and recommend potential changes to the initiative, currently slated for a five-year re-authorization by local voters next March.
NEW HAVEN — Addison County Fair and Field Days attendance dropped this year from typical numbers, and even further from 2015, which was a banner year.
About 27,000 people paid their way into the New Haven fairgrounds between Aug. 9 and 13, according to the Field Days business manager, about 10,000 fewer than 2015.
But Field Days board member Ken Button said although that drop-off appears dramatic, it was, while disappointing, not that far off from attendance in an average year.
Tonight’s opening night Festival screening is sold out—but tickets and passes are available for all other weekend programs. I’ve previously outlined a few film screening highlights, with the disclaimer that producer Lloyd Komesar and I believe that each of our programmed films has something potent to distinguish it from the nearly 400 films submitted. We like to think of audiences being able to make their own discoveries.
PANTON — A town-wide effort officially kicked off at Panton Town Hall on Tuesday morning that has the potential to help Panton’s farmers, business owners and roughly 700 residents save money on their power bills — and could make the rural lakeside town a statewide model of energy efficiency.