April 13th, 2015
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard at its April 7 meeting passed a resolution, one that has circulated among a number of Vermont communities, asking state legislators to amend laws to give towns more say in the siting of renewable energy projects during Public Service Board proceedings.
BRISTOL — A potential new firehouse in Bristol is taking shape as an architectural firm last week presented a plan for a two-story, 11,456-square-foot building that in an ideal sequence of events could be built by next spring.
Bristol residents and firefighters packed the municipal office conference room Wednesday evening to hear Cushman Design Group of Stowe present its design, which was created using input from a volunteer committee of firefighters and community members.
ADDISON COUNTY — Recent blasts of winter weather were tiresome news for some, but for maple sugarmakers around Addison County, nightly drops in temperatures have been like manna from heaven.
“This freezing at nighttime has helped us, I’ll be honest,” said Salisbury sap collector Reginald Betourney.
MIDDLEBURY — Dan and Michele Brown have hosted some corporate movers and shakers during their almost 11 years of owning and operating the historic and picturesque Swift House Inn in Middlebury.
But nothing gives them more satisfaction than when they are able to roll out the red carpet to those who find themselves temporarily homeless due to a fire or natural disaster.
NEW HAVEN / LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Returning to school can be tough for some students, but for 17-year-old Elijah Pedriani, walking the halls of Mount Abraham Union High School, swapping high-fives and hugs with friends, felt great, he said.
“I was definitely missing them,” the New Haven resident said shortly after his recent return to the Bristol high school, where he is a junior. “And apparently they were missing me, too.”
VERGENNES — Seven Vergennes Union High School seniors have been selected to represent the local American Legion at a statewide leadership training event.
The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary has selected three VUHS junior girls to attend Green Mountain Girls’ State this year. The auxiliary will sponsor the girls as they spend the week of June 14 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.
Credit the change in voting on the ID-4 (Middlebury Elementary School) budget to a dedicated group of citizens who took up the long-standing issue about a year ago and pressed ahead with a steadfast campaign to bring it to a public vote.
Tucked away in a shady spot on South Water Street in Vergennes, a hive of preschool activity buzzes during the school year. At Evergreen Preschool children aged 3-5 arrive at school two or three days per week to have an opportunity to learn and grow with peers in an environment rich with energy and warmth.