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June 22nd, 2015
FERRISBURGH — Facing a batch of new solar array proposals, the Ferrisburgh selectboard earlier this month sent out a letter of “non-support” to a proposed 480-kilowatt array on the new Dollar General property on Route 7, and board chairman Steve Gutowski said the board will oppose two other nearby arrays.
MONTPELIER — Revisions passed this spring to the Vermont law governing renewable energy generation in the state included some changes in the process used to site solar arrays in Vermont towns, including establishing statewide setback requirements, allowing towns to insist that local landscape screening laws apply, and creating a task force to evaluate the process.
MIDDLEBURY — Two local businesses — Otter Creek Kitchenware & Electronics and Edgewater Gallery — last week confirmed plans to occupy the soon-to-be-vacated Skihaus storefront in downtown Middlebury’s Battell Block.
MIDDLEBURY — Despite having produced nearly 70 years worth of work, Brandon artist Warren Kimble’s favorite piece of art has never been seen by the general public. That’s because he hasn’t made it yet.
In Kimble’s words, his favorite artwork is “the next one. Because when what you’ve done is finished, it’s done. So the excitement for me, as an artist, is the next thing. The excitement of the next thing. I’m already thinking about it.”
ADDISON COUNTY — For unsuspecting children, a school bus turned blue overnight recently.
Here, in the parking lot of the Bingham Memorial School in Cornwall, Middlebury College junior Lena Jacobs has transformed a typical, yellow school bus into a mobile classroom that will soon depart Vermont for a summer-long trip across the United States.
In its new capacity, the bus will continue to transport youngsters, only now it will take them on the first leg of a trip toward achieving their dreams.
MIDDLEBURY — The Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) has named Corinna Noelke of Middlebury as its first executive director to oversee the combined administrative cost-saving efforts of Champlain College, Saint Michael’s College and Middlebury College.
MIDDLEBURY — The beautiful sounds of ringing bells will fill the air again this summer, as the 30th annual Middlebury College Carillon Series treats audiences to free performances in and around Mead Memorial Chapel.
MIDDLEBURY — The 2014 Addison County American Legion team will be a tough act to follow. A number of veterans, including the program’s top two hurlers, graduated from the squad that came up just one run short in late July’s Vermont championship game.
Still, said Coach Mike Estey, seven veterans return, most of whom played significant roles a year ago, to provide leadership as AC tries for a top-four Northern Division finish and the playoff berth that comes with it.