Archive - Oct 2012
FERRISBURGH — After a decade of planning, a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation and a 8,000-mile sea journey from a boat-builder in Washington State to the Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain, Middlebury College’s new research vessel has finally arrived home.
The R/V David Folger, named for a beloved geology professor who launched the college’s marine studies and lake research component of his department’s curriculum, was officially dedicated this past Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — The local facility that area residents have known as the Addison County Humane Society has undergone a major facility expansion in the last year. With their new building, they have also adopted a new name, Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury and its 38 unionized workers have come to terms on a new, three-year contract that will afford employees annual pay increases of 2 percent but require them to contribute a little more toward their health insurance premiums.
ADDISON COUNTY — Of course the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center provides the adoption and emergency shelter services that many would expect from a local animal shelter.
But the Middlebury organization also provide many other services that sometimes go unnoticed. These social service programs contribute to the safety and wellbeing of the animals in our areas and work to make our community shelter an organization we can all be proud of.
Here are a few of these special programs that our shelter provides for Addison County animal families.
CORNWALL — Workers on Thursday began removing asbestos from the former Lavalley Store building in Cornwall village, a task that is expected to culminate in the demolition and removal of the structure before the end of the year.
BRISTOL — At its third crime forum last Wednesday at Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol public safety officials introduced members of a steering committee charged with addressing a perceived increase in crime and drug use.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team put a rain-soaked exclamation point on its regular season on Friday, when the Tigers dominated visiting Champlain Valley, 35-7, to enter the Division I playoffs with a 5-3 record and — according to several sources — the No. 5 seed.
The Tigers are expected to play at No. 4 Rutland (5-3) on Friday, with the winner of that game facing either undefeated No. 1 Hartford or No. 8 South Burlington (4-4) the following weekend.
This week’s writer is David Sharpe, a former Bristol selectman and a member of the Vermont House of Representatives.
As I listened to the Dalai Lama speak Saturday he mentioned a Hawaiian saying: “Your blood is my blood, your bones are my bones, your happiness is my happiness and your suffering is my suffering.”