August 29th, 2016
BRISTOL — Bristol police jailed a 20-year-old Bristol man last Friday afternoon for allegedly stalking an ex-girlfriend.
At 12:55 p.m. on Aug. 26, Bristol police received a report from the former girlfriend of Daryn Barsalou that Barsalou was violating an abuse prevention order. Police then received a call from Barsalou reporting that the former girlfriend was following and harassing him.
MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is hosting Woofstock: Walk for the Animals, on Saturday, Sept. 17. This is the shelter’s largest fundraiser of the year with a goal of $25,000.Each year, a team from Wells Physical Therapy participates in the Walk to honor their dogs, Rufus and Petey, both of whom were adopted from Homeward Bound. This year, in addition to organizing a team, they have challenged 25 local businesses to participate in the Walk alongside them.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury town green next Monday will be the site of the Labor Day Political Revolution Party, an event at which Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to attend.
Held annually on Labor Day, the cook-out this year will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Rights & Democracy, a local grassroots organization whose stated goal is to fight to “bring the political revolution home and support candidates across Vermont who will move this agenda in Montpelier.”
ADDISON — Interim regulations governing the siting and screening of solar arrays in Addison will take effect during the first full week of September.
The Addison selectboard adopted the regulations on July 5, with a 60-day lag before they became law.
Planning commission chairman Frank Galgano said last week the selectboard wanted to get something in place to guide potential applicants while planners are working on a new Addison Town Plan.
MONKTON — Tax rates are down this year for Monkton property owners.
At its Aug. 22 meeting, the Monkton selectboard set the municipal tax rate for calendar year 2016 at $0.4828 per $100 of assessed property value.
For residents, this brings the combined education-plus-municipal rate to $2.2900, close to 4 percent lower than last year’s rate of $2.3779. For nonresidents, this brings the combined education-plus-municipal rate to $2.2323, about 1 percent lower than 2015’s nonresident property tax rate.
MONKTON — Three new structures in Monkton are just steps from completion, according to Monkton selectboard Chair Stephen Pilcher.
• The Park and Ride bus shelter, being built as an Eagle Scout project by Mason Wood.
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 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.
HYDE PARK — The Lanphear Family Farm, a 530-cow Holstein dairy in Hyde Park, has been named the 2016 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The award is presented annually by University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association in cooperation with the New England Green Pastures Program to an exemplary Vermont dairy farm.
This farm, owned by Kirk and Katrina Lanphear, was recognized for its well-managed herd, high-quality milk production, sound management practices and strong work ethics.