September 15th, 2014
This week’s writer is James Haslam, executive director of the Vermont Workers’ Center (VWC), www.workerscenter.org. To learn more about the People’s Climate March go to http://peoplesclimate.org/.
Neighborhood Watch — what does that term mean to you? When people in a community are concerned that their neighborhood is being overrun by crime, they start a Neighborhood Watch. They do so to protect their families, their property values, and their way of life.
Twenty-five years is enough time to ensure that a good idea becomes a lasting legacy.
Such is the case with the Middlebury Area Land Trust’s 16-mile Trail Around Middlebury, or TAM, and the reason for its recently launched $125,000 campaign to create an endowment to fund annual trail maintenance.
SHOREHAM — State police said Friday that an unknown number of thieves stole copper from the Shoreham Telephone Company. Police said that between 11:00 p.m. and 11:21 p.m. Aug. 22, someone stole about $5,000 worth of copper load coil from the parking lot of the company. Troopers ask residents with information about the theft to call them at (802) 388-4919.
MIDDLEBURY — It was on Aug. 26 that Donna Donahue lost a Democratic primary election that ended her bid to secure one of Middlebury’s two seats in the Vermont House.
What a difference two weeks can make in the political world.
MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board plans to review whether to reconsider its approval of Phase I of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project, and could choose to amend the project’s Certificate of Public Good in a litany of ways.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) on Sept. 22 will begin its evaluation of the community’s new town office and recreation facility proposals, a review that could span several weeks as the panel takes testimony on plans that have already generated considerable debate and controversy in Addison County’s shire town.
MIDDLEBURY — Three of the biggest institutions in Middlebury will begin to receive natural gas service before the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline is finished, Vermont Gas Systems announced on Wednesday.