April 20th, 2017
FERRISBURGH — Questions were few from the eight residents who came on April 10 to Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town hall for the first of two required public hearings on the Ferrisburgh selectboard’s proposed town charter, which of officials believe would be the first in the 255-year-old town’s history.
According to town of officials only one resident attended the second hearing on this past Monday.
Lake Champlain is growing increasingly salty, and researchers say winter snow maintenance is the likely culprit, according to a new study published April 10.
Salt in the lake can promote the spread of blue-green algae, according to scientists.
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School Assistant Principal Justin Bouvier does a lot in his job to help young people.
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School’s Aidan May, winner of the Vermont Brain Bee, participated in USA National Brain Bee Championship last month.
May, a junior at Mt. Abraham Union High School, matched wits in this neuroscience competition with teenagers who were winners from 51 chapters across 30 states. The competition took place at the University of Maryland in Baltimore on March 17-19.
“I have consistently doubled my income for the last three years. This year my gross is so far past my wildest expectations of what I thought I could do!”
Johannes Ziegler, owner of JZ Carpentry LLC, began working with CVOEO’s Micro Business Program in 2011. He had a dream of owning his own business and he worked on that dream until it became a reality. Johannes’ small business emphasizes craftsmanship, and helping people realize their dreams for perfecting their homes. That is economic development at its finest.
BURLINGTON — To help the public better understand the benefits of cover crops and other environmentally friendly farming practices, three Vermont farmer watershed protection groups have partnered to produce a short video.
MIDDLEBURY — The recent Addison County 4-H Foods Day was a day of learning and giving as 52 youths participated in workshops and culinary competitions.
The event was held Feb. 25 at Middlebury Union Middle School. In addition to fun learning activities, participants also collectively donated 45 pounds of dry and canned food items to the Middlebury Food Shelf.
BRANDON — A researcher well versed in the drug problem will present a talk titled “Treatment of Opiate Addiction in Vermont, Is it Working?” in Brandon on April 27, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Brandon Inn.
Richard Rawson, PhD, is a research professor at the Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont and a professor emeritus in the UCLA School of Medicine. He has a 40-year history of addiction research and treatment at UCLA, where he has conducted research on many forms of addiction treatment.