ADDISON COUNTY — A man who broke into vehicles parked at a local trailhead apparently dropped his cell phone in one of the cars, and he surprised the owner of the car when he returned to retrieve it.
It’s gratifying when a Vermont kid does especially well at the local college.
One student from Vermont in this year’s senior class at Middlebury College has had a significant impact on student life — as well as the larger community.
First and foremost, this Vermonter is an ambitious and accomplished student, an Economics major with minor in Education Studies — with a GPA approaching 3.5.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
NEW HAVEN — A man who broke into vehicles parked at a local trailhead apparently dropped his cell phone in one of the cars, and he surprised the owner of the car when he returned to retrieve it.
MONKTON — The Monkton Planning Commission (MPC) is looking for a high school senior or junior from Monkton who to join the commission. This is a great opportunity for a young person to participate in town government and to help plan the town’s future direction.
This is also a way for the planning commission to listen to the younger generation’s voice and opinion on town matters and a way for youth to engage meaningfully in their community and in the workings of town government.
VERGENNES — Vergennes officials have begun taking steps they believe will lead to safer downtown crosswalks for pedestrians and schoolchildren.
At the Nov. 29 city council meeting, aldermen agreed the city’s Water Tower Fund could be used to pay for some improvements, possibly sooner than later, and added Aldermen Matt Chabot and Mark Koenig to a task force that is looking at ways to improve pedestrian safety.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard last week looked at the first draft of a proposed 2017-2018 town budget that would require $7,323,684 to be raised in local property taxes, which would in turn require a 4.2-cent hike in the current municipal tax rate of 97.8 cents per $100 in assessed value.
Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay has estimated the budget — as currently constituted — would represent a $268,000 increase in total spending, but would require raising an additional $373,526 from property taxes.