Archive - Aug 2011
PANTON — On Saturday, Sept. 10, Panton will join the cluster of Addison County towns commemorating their 250th birthday this calendar year, and townspeople are planning a daylong celebration with myriad activities and attractions for all ages to mark the occasion.
The celebration, which recalls the date in 1761 when colonial Gov. Benning Wentworth issued Panton’s official charter, will begin in earnest at 11 a.m. on the Beillo property south of the Panton Town Hall.
VERGENNES — At the Aug. 23 Vergennes City Council meeting, Vergennes officials told two of the several Crosby Farms homeowners whose basements were flooded in April and May that nothing could be done until the insurance liability for the events could be worked out.
Homeowners Jeffrey and Carrie Tarte, who attended the meeting, and City Manager Mel Hawley told the council they have talked regularly about the incidents.
PANTON — What should be the last public step in adopting Panton’s new town plan comes on Thursday, when the Addison County Regional Planning Commission will hold its required hearing on the document at Panton Town Hall. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
The proposed plan has already successfully navigated planning commission and selectboard hearings, and the selectboard adopted the plan earlier this summer.
VERGENNES — City Manager Mel Hawley last week gave aldermen a rosy update on the first full year of city ownership of the Vergennes pool.
At Aug. 23 meeting of the Vergennes City Council, he said he had checked numbers quickly and come up with a pool fund balance of about $6,500.
ADDISON — After close to two years of separation, the shores of Crown Point, N.Y., and Addison, Vt., were once more connected last Friday when the center arch of the new Lake Champlain bridge was set in place.
And while there’s still a lot more work to be done before the bridge is completed, for the crowds that turned out to watch, the connection between the two states was a symbolic moment.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police confirmed on Thursday the death of the 75-year-old woman who had been struck by an Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) bus at the intersection of Merchants Row and Main Street back on Aug.10.
Ann Curtis Odom, a Washington, D.C., resident, died “during the early morning hours of Aug. 25, 2011, at Fletcher Allen Hospital, as a result of the injuries she sustained in this motor vehicle accident,” read the police press release.
My legs nearly gave out before I reached the smoldering lines of fire, but I hurdled the first, then the second, with every ounce of strength I had remaining. That done, I plunged into the muddy, sour-smelling pond and made for the barbed wire that was all that stood between me and the finish line.
Let’s be clear here: Under normal circumstances I can run a 5K without my legs giving out, my lungs exploding, or my entire body aching for the next two days.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police reported that several vehicles recently have been broken into during daylight hours at popular hiking, swimming and other recreation locations in the county, resulting in damage to vehicles and items being stolen. Troopers urged people to lock their vehicles with their windows up, and leave all valuables at home when planning to be at these locations for any period of time.