April 22nd, 2010
BRISTOL — A group of movement and art teachers in Bristol are collaborating on a new, multi-purpose studio center on Main Street. Their goal: to provide space for everything from watercolor painting to yoga and dance classes under one roof.
The fruit of their labor — Open Sky Studio — opened earlier this month on Main Street in a brightly lit, 1,000-square-foot space above Cubber’s Restaurant.
VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials this week scheduled two more informational meetings for before the petitioned May 11 revotes in Vergennes and Addison of whether ANwSU should change to a one-board governance system.
Members of the ANwSU board will be on hand to answer questions on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Vergennes Union High School library, and on Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Addison Central School.
Political cartoonist Jeff Danziger nailed public sentiment recently when he captured the outrage Uncle Sam, and the nation’s taxpayers, feel after bailing out the largest national banks and financial firms only to now see them wallowing in obscene profits. The cartoon shows a fat-cat banker sporting a sinister grin with his arm around Uncle Sam’s shoulder and a coin poised on thumb and forefingers ready to flip the coin. The caption says: “C’mon… You’re a sophisticated investor. Heads I win, tails you lose…”
MIDDLEBURY — Tully & Marie’s will reopen on May 1 with new owners who will soon give the downtown Middlebury restaurant a new menu and a new name.
Cornwall residents Craig Goldstein and Chris English early this week officially acquired Tully & Marie’s at 7 Bakery Lane from previous owners Laurie Reed and Carolyn Dundon. Plans call for them to make some minor renovations to the building and reopen as Tully & Marie’s on May 1, then transition to a new menu and moniker — “Jackson’s on the River” — on June 1.
The state’s unemployment fund is facing a $184 million deficit by the end of 2011. That’s huge, and can’t be solved by a single proposal. Rather, a multi-pronged approach that will require the unemployed to do with less and employers to pay more is the only way a deficit of this size will be resolved quickly. Unfortunately, the state Legislature may again postpone action until the following session because the answers are too politically hot to tackle.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College last week acquired Addison House, a historic building on College Street in Middlebury, and plan to convert it into office space.
The previous owners of the building in February announced plans to shut its doors as a senior care facility. After 25 years in the senior care business, the owners approached Middlebury College as a potential buyer. Last week, college administrators closed the deal on the $700,000 building.
The word “yikes,” especially when followed by an exclamation point, can have a pleasantly exhilarating meaning. But when spoken by the father of a tweenage girl, especially when followed by a wide-eyed expression of bewilderment and terror, “yikes” can take on a whole other meaning.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Rainbow Room spent the past three months dialing down its wattage, but the business is glowing more brightly than ever. That’s because the Rainbow Room placed tops among 14 Middlebury businesses that participated in an energy conservation challenge.