Archive - May 30, 2006
By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — After making a few last tweaks to new zoning laws and rejecting another suggested change, Vergennes aldermen last week set another public hearing that could bring the five-year process of writing new zoning close to an end.
Residents may learn about and comment on the latest council zoning draft at a Tuesday, June 13, hearing that will be held at the city’s Green Street fire station and get under way at 7 p.m.
Aldermen will hold at least one more hearing after that, and could call for more public meetings if they make more changes based testimony given on June 13.
By CYRUS LEVESQUE
MIDDLEBURY — Extra credit in schools normally comes in the form of a few more grade points. But for Shelby Laframboise of Middlebury and Kayla Whittemore of Whiting, both eighth-graders at Middlebury Union Middle School, extra credit in one class came in the form of a $50 U.S. savings bond from the Vermont Council on Economic Education (VCEE).
Laframboise and Whittemore, both 14, posted the highest return on investment in the statewide Vermont Stock Market Game, in which 141 teams of middle schoolers used fictitious money to trade real stocks. The online simulation, sponsored by VCEE, is aimed at educating Vermont students about personal finance and the stock market.
MIDDLEBURY — May 29 through June 2 is Middlebury Hunger Awareness Week, which serves to raise awareness about hunger in the area.
The MiddSummer Camp Summer Lunch and Recreation Support Group, which sponsors the week, said there will be activities throughout the week highlighting some of the many ways hunger and food insecurity are being addressed locally. The week’s activities include:
• Refreshments and information about MiddSummer Camp ’06, an adventure-based experience for fourth- through sixth-graders, will be available in Middlebury’s Triangle Park on Monday during the Memorial Day Parade. MiddSummer Camp, based at Mary Hogan Elementary School, provides fun and learning along with nutritious breakfasts and lunches each day.