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November 19th, 2012
PANTON — The town of Panton is leading an effort to extend the Lake Champlain Byway from Vergennes through Panton and Addison to the Lake Champlain Bridge and back to the Little City, and the other two communities have both signed on.
The Addison selectboard on Oct. 2 agreed to support the new Byway, and on Oct. 23 the Vergennes city council also came on board.
MIDDLEBURY — Aurora School in Middlebury has been awarded a $2,000 grant by the 2012 ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program to help fund a program called “Year of You.” Aurora School’s program was one of 100 programs across the country chosen to receive the grant and was the only one selected from the state of Vermont. The grant will be used to fund the program with science equipment and community-building field trips.
To Mr. Shumlin:
If we could add 25 million post-secondary educated students to the workforce by 2025, the boost to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product would be $500 billion annually, according to a Georgetown University study.
If you do the math, Vermont’s tiny sliver of that increase would be roughly a billion dollars annually and that billion dollars translates directly to the economic and cultural security we need to pursue for the next generation of Vermonters.
VERMONT — The Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association has chose Burr & Burton Academy quarterback Jake Stalcup, Lake Region Union High School girls’ soccer striker Tyrah Urie, and Norwich University women’s rugby player Rose Bernheim as its September athletes of the month.
In a statewide vote of VSSA members, Stalcup became the Male High School Athlete of the Month, Urie was elected as the Female High School Athlete of the Month, and Bernheim was picked as the Open Division Athlete of the Month.
BRISTOL — With the changing seasons comes the return of knitting at the Lawrence Memorial Library at 40 North St. in Bristol. Whether you want to get a jump start on holiday gifts, make a warm scarf and a hat for yourself, or are just learning, now is a great time to start knitting again. Join your fellow adult crafters downstairs at the library on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Paulita Washburn, young adult librarian, at 453-2366.
BRIDPORT — Vermont State Police are investigating two burglaries reported off Route 125 in Bridport on Thursday, Nov. 15.
In one case, the culprit(s) forced open a rear door at the residence to get in and steal approximately $1,000 in jewelry. The thieves also initially broke a window in an unsuccessful attempt to get into the home. Damage to the door and window of the home is estimated at around $500.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday got another earful from area residents about the newly revised town plan, specifically about whether the document should include language limiting retail store size to 50,000 square feet.
The planning commission has recommended such language to mirror a 50,000-square-foot cap that has been included in Middlebury’s zoning ordinances since 2005.