By JOHN FLOWERS
BRISTOL — Even as it puts the finishing touches on its latest affordable housing project on North Pleasant Street in Middlebury, Habitat for Humanity of Addison County has already lined up two new parcels on which to erect homes for local, low-income families.
Habitat President Margaret Carothers confirmed on Thursday that the organization has purchased a 0.28-acre parcel off Pine Street in Bristol for $29,000, in the Bruce Ladeau/Jeanie MacDonough subdivision.
Habitat also recently bought a quarter-acre lot, for $40,000, within the Otter View Park project off Weybridge Street in Middlebury.
By CYRUS LEVESQUE
BRISTOL — As Mount Abraham Union High School considers upgrading the aging cash register system for its school lunch program, a biometric identification system is one option being considered.
Advocates say the finger-scanning system would make getting school lunch quicker and easier for students but downplayed any concerns around student privacy.
According to Nancy Curtis, MAUHS director of food service, the cash registers now used were purchased in 1987. “We are a big school, we really should have a computerized point-of-sale system,” she said.