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January 30th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation officials plan to replace the Sand Hill Bridge on Route 125 in East Middlebury with a similar span during a four-to six-week time period during the summer of 2014.
Kristin Higgins, VTrans project manager, announced those plans on Jan. 25 at a gathering of more than 20 people at Middlebury’s Ilsley Library. Participants included neighbors of the 88-year-old span that crosses the Middlebury River at the bottom of a particularly curvy section of Route 125.
MIDDLEBURY — Two Addison County students are finalists in a statewide graphic design competition that aims to increase tourism and prosperity in the town of Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — It seems like just yesterday that Middlebury College’s “Self-Reliance” solar-powered house headed down to Washington, D.C., to compete in the biennial Solar Decathlon competition. The Middlebury students last fall claimed fourth place overall in an international field of entries.
MIDDLEBURY — The newest department at Middlebury College isn’t academic.
Instead, it aims to extend the skills and resources students learn within the academic institution to solve problems throughout the world.
The Center for Social Entrepreneurship, which launched with a three-day symposium last week, will coordinate skills, resources and networks at Middlebury College to help budding social entrepreneurs target the problems they see in the world.
MIDDLEBURY — Hendy Bros. earlier this month began another chapter in its 54-year history of supplying Addison County farms and residents with agricultural equipment.
The family-owned company has merged with Giroux Bros. Equipment of Plattsburgh and Malone, N.Y. The merger has prompted Hendy Bros to switch its name to Mountain View Equipment, but the only other change customers will notice is better, quicker access to a broader inventory of merchandise, according to owners Mike Hendy and his sister, Judy Austin.
ADDISON — The Addison Central School board has for the third straight year adopted a proposed budget that if approved on Town Meeting Day will lower spending and, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union estimates, could also mean a lower education property tax rate.
In March, Addison residents will weigh in on a proposal for about $1.68 million of spending in the coming school year. It would cut about $28,400, or 1.66 percent, from the current budget.
BRISTOL – The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team started fast against visiting Vergennes on Friday and coasted to a 44-18 victory, which pushed the Eagles to 10-1 just past their season’s midpoint.
Six Eagles, including all five starters, scored in the opening quarter and their press forced 11 VUHS turnovers as they took an 18-5 lead after one.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Monday, Jan. 23, cited a 23-year-old former city resident with sexual assault on a female under the age of 16, a charge Chief George Merkel said was filed after a long investigation largely conducted by Officer Jason Ouellette.
Cited to appear in Addison District Court on March 5 to answer the charge was Christopher J. Edwards, who police described as now transient, but once a resident of Green Street.