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January 23rd, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Young people who avail themselves of the Middlebury-area teen center said a potential move to a new space would come with some tradeoffs, but they do see pluses in the facility’s proposed relocation from 94 Main St. to the “warming hut” on the town’s recreation park.
Similarly, directors and administrators of the center say the move would not present an ideal situation, but it could bring some new programming opportunities and amenities that local youths are prepared to embrace.
MIDDLEBURY — “Pandora’s Promise,” a documentary film that debates the merits of nuclear power, drew hundreds of students, faculty, and community members to Dana Auditorium at Middlebury College on Jan. 15 for a screening.
Afterwards, a group of scholars and the film’s director hosted a panel on the subject.
MIDDLEBURY — For many locals the name Ramunto’s comes to mind when they are looking for a tasty slice of pizza. Soon they’ll have to change their thinking, though, as the Middlebury business transitions to a new name.
The MacIntyre Lane take-out restaurant is transitioning to the name “Nino’s,” according to owner David Nienow, who guarantees that all of the things that make the place successful will continue.
“Things will continue on just like they have been,” he said, “only the name is changing.”
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard will meet on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to pin down a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year to be presented to residents on Town Meeting Day, and board members will be working off a draft that would trigger a 1-cent tax increase.
Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said budgeting for the treasurer position is the only uncertainty remaining in a spending plan that might go up by about 3.6 percent to about $1.73 million.
“We have to fine-tune the budget for that position,” Lawrence said.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents Michael and Judy Olinick confirmed on Tuesday they have gathered enough signatures to file a citizens’ petition for a Town Meeting Day referendum that will ask residents if they’d like to see their current municipal building and gym replaced or renovated at their current 94 Main St. location, instead of being erected elsewhere in the community.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Monday discussed budget proposals for the water, sewer and police departments, and inched toward completing a draft of the town budget to put before voters on Town Meeting Day. The board also discussed creating a new zoning district around Bristol Pond.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard made no changes to a proposed 2014-2015 municipal budget of $9,154,323 that was presented and drew few comments at a public hearing on Tuesday.
The board on Jan. 28 will finalize the budget for the March 3 town meeting, at which voters will weigh in on the spending plan. The current version would require a property tax levy of $6,526,393.
MONTPELIER (AP) — Vermont federal Judge William K. Sessions III is taking senior status after 18 years on the bench. Sessions and his wife, Abi, reside in Cornwall.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says Sessions informed the president last week.