Archive - Apr 2010
VERGENNES — Downtown Vergennes will have a turn-of-the-century look — at least once or twice a week — this summer: Aldermen approved on Tuesday an application that will allow a local farmer to set up a horse-drawn vending wagon next to the city green.
Erik Andrus, owner of Ferrisburgh’s Good Companion Bakery, plans to hitch a four-foot-by-seven-foot wagon to a draft horse and drive the rig from his farm — which is about a half-mile east of Route 7 on Burroughs Farm Road — into Vergennes. That plan earned unanimous backing on Tuesday.
LINCOLN — Lincoln residents on Monday night will weigh in on a proposed 2010-2011 school year spending plan two months after a vote on the Lincoln Community School budget was postponed at the town’s annual meeting in early March.
The budget will require a two-part vote because per-pupil spending in the school last year exceeded the state average by 1 percent, and this year’s budget is greater than last year’s budget adjusted for inflation.
LINCOLN — The Lincoln selectboard is expected to approve a new version of the town plan next month, paving the way for the town’s planning commission to forge ahead with long-awaited changes to Lincoln zoning regulations.
The selectboard has scheduled a final public hearing on the plan for May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln town clerk’s office. The hearing comes after the board mistakenly voted to adopt the plan earlier this spring, but realized soon after that they hadn’t scheduled the formal final hearing necessary to adopt the plan.
GRANVILLE — In two special meetings this past Monday, Granville voters approved a school budget and plans for a new town office, both decisions they had postponed on Town Meeting Day.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to sign the deed that will give the city ownership of 11.22 acres of land near Vergennes Union High School, land that houses the city’s recreation facilities, including the Vergennes pool.
The land had been owned by the Vergennes ID school board, and the pool had been maintained by a volunteer committee. The city is now taking over that task and has been planning to do so in recent months.
MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County District Court jury on Tuesday could not reach agreement on a verdict on a felony charge in the case of a Goshen man who was accused one year ago of shooting and wounding the estranged husband of a woman with whom he had become involved.
MIDDLEBURY — On May 6, Middlebury College’s library will finally get a name. But officials aren’t saying what that name will be.
Since it opened in 2004, the library has been known as the “new” or “main” library. But at a ceremony next Thursday evening, the college will introduce the longtime college alumnus and supporter for whom the library will be named.
In a press release announcing the event, College President Ron Liebowitz spoke of next Thursday’s honoree in glowing terms.
STARKSBORO — School and town officials in Starksboro are hurriedly considering a plan to install a 150-kilowatt solar array in the town before the expiration of generous state and federal tax credits that would defray the cost of the project.
The selectboard and the Robinson Elementary School board are jointly considering the possible solar array, which officials hope could supply town and school buildings with renewable energy while “locking in” electricity costs for both groups.