Archive - Jan 2012
ADDISON COUNTY — By the end of this year, there will be 7,747 more acres of land in Vermont that will never be developed.
That’s the total acreage of new Vermont Land Trust conservation easement projects across the state, which includes 1,241 in Addison County. Among those who sold land were Harvey and Donna Smith, who run a diversified beef farm in New Haven, and siblings Karlene, Nancy and Randy DeVine, who sold land they’d inherited to neighboring farmers Jim and Jane Danyow in Ferrisburgh.
MIDDLEBURY — For more than a decade, police officer Scott Fisher has walked the beat in Middlebury schools, maintaining the peace while dispensing wisdom, mediation and some kind words along the way.
Any doubts he might have about the impact he has had on the youths he serves tend to melt away every graduation day at Middlebury Union High School.
VERGENNES — At the suggestion of two residents who sit on other city boards, Vergennes aldermen on Dec. 20 agreed to consider at a future meeting adopting a formal conflict of interest policy.
The recommendation came from school board member Cheryl Brinkman and planner Alex McGuire, who asked aldermen to either consider adopting a conflict of interest policy or ordinance, or give residents the option of adopting one on Town Meeting Day.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union Middle School students have routinely taken on community service projects around this time of year. True to form, several classes took up various charitable causes that were complemented with fund drives.
BRANDON — Although photographer Neal White is best known for his black and white silver gelatin prints, he says he wouldn’t go back to film photography for all the tea in China. Digital photography, he says, is just far superior.
“It’s the greatest thing that’s happened to photography since its invention,” the Brandon resident said in a recent interview.
Here’s a resolution we can all aspire to: Of all the resolutions each of us should try to articulate and follow throughout the year, pick two (one just doesn’t cut it) and stick with them.
But which ones? Here’s a partial list to get you started. Add your own and then get down to business.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Thursday suffered its first loss, 2-0, to Lake Placid in the final of the Duke Nelson/Wendy Forbes Memorial Tournament, which the Tigers hosted at Middlebury College’s Kenyon Arena.
The 5-1 Tigers earned the berth in the final with a 5-3 victory over Brattleboro on Wednesday.