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October 7th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas on Wednesday morning announced a memorandum of understanding with the Vermont Department of Public Service placing a limit of $134 million on the amount it will seek from its ratepayers for expenses related to the Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline.
That amount is $20 million less than the $154 million the company had forecasted for the project back in December.
MIDDLEBURY — A year after opening its new 100,000-square-foot cidery at 1321 Exchange St. in Middlebury the Vermont Hard Cider Company LLC (VHC) is announcing layoffs affecting eight workers in its marketing and administration departments.
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.
GRANVILLE — The tiny Granville Fire Department is taking on a huge responsibility for itself and two neighboring communities. It has agreed to spearhead first-response services for Granville, Hancock and Rochester in the wake of last year’s decision by White River Valley Ambulance Inc. (WRVA) to close its Route 100 branch.
MIDDLEBURY — The regular changing of the guard within Vermont’s local courthouses has brought a new presiding judge to Addison County — Samuel Hoar Jr., who replaces Judge Robert Mello, who has been transferred to Franklin County Superior Court.
Addison County’s new judge hopes to be spending the next two years in Addison County’s courthouse, and he does not mind getting a change of scenery on a regular basis.
SHOREHAM/ORWELL — Vermont State Police on Wednesday, Sept. 30, cited Matthew Hinton, 25, of Rutland for burglary and possession of stolen property in connection with three break-ins reported in Orwell and Shoreham the previous Monday.
BRISTOL — As merrymakers began arriving for the Bristol Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, a group of 14 volunteers with the New Haven River Anglers Association fanned out along Bristol streets on a serious mission.
In groups of twos and threes they stopped at storm drains in the village center, laid down a stencil, and painted a message for anyone who deposits waste — fluids and solids — into the gutters:
“Keep It Clean, Drains To River.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police continue to investigate a fatal accident involving a collision between a pickup truck and a farm vehicle on Route 7 South in Middlebury on Saturday evening.