Archive - Jan 2011
MIDDLEBURY — Four local wrestlers — three from Vergennes Union High School and one from host Middlebury — stood atop the podiums on Thursday at the end of the Tigers’ two-day annual Hubie Wagner Invitational Tournament.
And for each of them, the tournament title meant something extra.
As we begin the New Year, let us — as Vermonters and residents of Addison County — resolve to:
• Redouble our individual efforts to give back to our state and communities, not in some vague notion of being a responsible citizen, but through specific actions to improve the lives of our neighbors or the betterment of the larger community.
ADDISON COUNTY — With the first official U.S. Census data out showing Vermont’s population grew just 2.8 percent in the past decade, estimates from 2009 indicate the next batch of information to be released within the next two months may show that Addison County’s growth may have been even slower.
The Census pegged Vermont’s population as of April 1 as 625,741, up from 608,827 in 2000, the last time a full national count was completed.
BRISTOL — Bristol resident Victoria Grace has the best view in town.
For more than 20 years now, Grace has climbed up the series of staircases and rickety wooden ladders to the tip-top of Holley Hall twice a week to wind the clock that was installed by the E. Howard Company of Boston in 1884.
Grace inherited the job from her brother-in-law, Roland Benedict, years ago after her sister turned it down. Benedict’s father before him had wound the clock.
CORNWALL — Cornwall residents next March will again be asked to weigh in on the future of the Lavalley Store building in wake of a spirited but unsuccessful citizens’ effort to raise enough funds to renovate the 120-year-old building and have it function as a full-time business.
BRISTOL — On Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m., the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU) Board’s Negotiation Committee will meet to discuss the board’s next steps in the teacher contract negotiations process.
At a Dec. 16 meeting, negotiators representing both the boards and teachers from the Addison Northeast Education Association reached an impasse, leaving school board members to decide whether they should impose a contract on the teachers.
ADDISON COUNTY — Green Mountain Power (GMP) has confirmed plans to establish public charging stations for electric vehicles traveling in Addison, Chittenden and Washington counties next spring.
Central Vermont Public Service Corp. (CVPS), the state’s largest utility, announced it is exploring a similar service.