March 5, 2007
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s roads are still being serviced by snowplows and sanders, but it won’t be too long before they are invaded by hungry excavators and gargantuan asphalt rollers.
Town officials, local businesses and area motorists are already anticipating — some dreading — this spring and summer, when work crews will begin a busy construction season that will include more than $1.7 million in paving work for state roads running through downtown Middlebury.
“It’s going to be a patience-testing summer, but then we should be in good shape for awhile,” said Middlebury Director of Operations Dan Werner. “We should have a nice looking downtown, when it is done.”
March 5, 2007
By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — The latest recipient of Vergennes American Legion Post 14’s annual Community Service Award typically travels a few hundred yards to help her fellow citizens, but twice has also traveled thousands of miles to give aid to those in need.
On Thursday night at its annual birthday dinner, Post 14 will give its 13th Community Service Award to Ann Rivers, 58, a Vergennes Area Rescue Squad crew chief and vice president who lives just down the street from VARS’ Panton Road headquarters.
Rivers has put in at least 72 hours and typically more than 100 hours a month while serving as a crew chief, and has also been the agency’s treasurer and clerk at different times over the past 12 years.