Archive - Jun 8, 2006
By HARRIETTE BRAINARD
This is the final installment in a three-part series on the recovery of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Harriette Brainard, a reporter for the Addison Independent and former New Orleans resident, visited thee Crescent City during the Jazz Fest and provides this personal status report on the city.
NEW ORLEANS — As I sat down at a table outside one of the only New Orleans bars still open at this late hour, I was full of mixed emotions.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — Although there remains a major contingency, Vergennes aldermen reached a deal on Tuesday that could net the city $1 million plus more in ongoing user fees in exchange for extending a city sewer line two miles north into neighboring Ferrisburgh.
That line, under the terms of a memorandum of understanding with Infill Ferrisburgh Partners LLC, would be capable of handling 100,000 gallons of wastewater a day, an amount that could meet the needs of about 200 homes and businesses. The city would not have to pay any of the cost of building the new line.
By CYRUS LEVESQUE
MIDDLEBURY — Students at Mary Hogan Elementary School had a few guests on Tuesday. Alison Brady, a Wisconsin native who graduated from Middlebury College last month, came to Mary Hogan to give students a lesson in where milk comes from.
To help her presentation, Brady was joined by Vermontica, a five-week-old Holstein calf.
Not so long ago, all Vermont children knew the intimate details of where their milk came from. But for some of the grade-schoolers at Tuesday’s presentations this was the first time they had seen a cow up close and personal.