Archive - May 4, 2006
By JOHN FLOWERS
MONTPELIER â€” Addison County will reap more than $2.5 million from the fiscal year 2007 state capital bill, money that will be used to pay off a new vocational education building; complete a new Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven; and purchase a harvester to trim milfoil from the southern portion of Lake Champlain.
Sen. Phil Scott, R-Montpelier, confirmed on Monday that Senate and House negotiators had agreed on all money items to be included in the capital bill, which includes a list of more than $50 million in construction projects throughout Vermont that have been budgeted for the next fiscal year.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY â€” The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) is planning a new school in Middlebury that would cater to local students who cannot thrive in traditional public school settings due to severe emotional and behavioral problems.
Counseling Service officials brought their CSAC school proposal to the Middlebury Zoning Board of Adjustment on Monday. They are seeking the boardâ€™s permission to establish the new school in 1,450 square feet of space in the Middlebury College-owned office building located off Route 7 South, across from the A&W Restaurant.
Robert Thorn, executive director of CSAC, said his agency would work with local middle and high schools to identify students who might benefit from the Counseling Service program. Those students, according to a CSAC project narrative, would have â€œsevere emotional disturbance and behavioral and emotional issues that prevent public school placement.â€?
ADDISON COUNTY — Green Up Vermont and volunteer coordinators around state are distributing 40,000 green trash bags so that Vermonters can clean up the highways and byways of their towns this Saturday, Green Up Day 2006.
Join the thousands of people who are expected to take an hour or two on this, the 36th anniversary of this unique Vermont tradition, by picking up trash in public areas. The success of Green Up Day depends on the generous support of the many volunteers who help organize the clean up and on businesses and groups that help fund the distribution of the trash bags.