Archive - Jun 1, 2006
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — One proposed Middlebury retirement community is about to undergo Act 250 review and another is well into that process, which could soon culminate in almost 240 new units of senior housing being erected in Addison County’s shire town.
Act 250 is a state environmental review process through which development proposals must satisfy 10 separate criteria. Those criteria include potential impacts on municipal services, traffic, water supply and area wildlife. Both the proposed Eastview at Middlebury project and the Lodge at Otter Creek have already received conditional approval from the local planning commission.
By CYRUS LEVESQUE
NEW HAVEN — A battle over what some believe could fundamentally change a Vermont tradition — the annual town meeting — raged in New Haven last week as citizens there voted for the third time in a little more than a year on how they will consider future spending questions.
At a special town meeting on May 25, New Haven voted to continue voting on the general fund budget, the road budget and all other monetary items by Australian ballot. That result, by a tally of 43-58 paper ballots, overturned an article approved on Town Meeting Day in March that reinstituted the tradition of a voice vote for budget issues.
By HARRIETTE BRAINARD
SALISBURY — The children of Salisbury Community School have had a special treat this May with the month-long residency of the No Strings Marionette Company.
The husband-and-wife team of Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson have spent about 10 days during the month of May bringing stories to life by not only performing puppet shows for the students, but also by helping children from kindergarten through the sixth grade create their own puppets and performances.
The artist-in-residency program will culminate on Friday when the students stage a series of puppet shows at the school beginning at 6:30 p.m.