February 8th, 2013
The weekend’s predicted snowstorm is already wreaking havoc with both high school and college sports schedules. As of mid-afternoon on Thursday, many changes had already been made, and more were likely. (More were made late afternoon and are reflected in online scoreboard.)
BRANDON — Brandon may be the site of the next medical marijuana dispensary in the state of Vermont.
Alexandra Ford of Rutland County Organics has been in negotiation with Chuck Mitchell Properties regarding the lease of a 6,700-square-foot building at 84 Lover’s Lane in Brandon. Built in 2008, the structure housed a wood furniture manufacturing facility operated by Mitchell until late last year.
FERRISBURGH — Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Ferrisburgh Republican Warren Van Wyck to serve out the two-year term of the late Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, in the Addison-3 House district.
MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s latest transportation budget envisions a cost of $9,013,833 for replacement of the deteriorating bridges that carry Main Street and Merchants Row over the railroad tracks in downtown Middlebury. Construction is anticipated sometime within fiscal year 2015, which begins July 1, 2014.
VERGENNES — As the city of Vergennes considers building a new police station, Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel has shared additional details about a proposed new police station in Hinesburg, which has been used as a point of comparison to Vergennes’ plans.
PANTON — A longtime Waltham school director will reportedly step down, and Panton will have at least one new selectboard member in March, but little change in the ranks of Addison town officials looms on Town Meeting Day.
In Waltham, Kristin Bristow will not seek to be re-nominated from the town meeting floor to the Vergennes Union High School board, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O’Brien.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School wrestling team on Tuesday hosted a four-way meet with Vergennes, Mount Abraham and North Country that served as a late-season tune-up with the state championship event looming at Vergennes Union High School on Feb. 22 and 23.
All three of the county coaches have wrestlers they believe can reach the podium in Vergennes, many of whom had a chance to show their stuff in the dozen matches that were contested on Tuesday.