September 15th, 2014
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their Sept. 9 meeting discussed a possible new location for a proposed Vergennes toddler playground — a site between Vergennes Union Elementary School and the hockey rink/basketball court that is part of the city’s recreation area off East Street.
It is not far from the site on East Street that neighbors and other residents had opposed by filing petitions and attending early council meetings, citing the cost as well as criticizing the site.
VERGENNES — At their Sept. 9 meeting, members of the Vergennes City Council discusses the proposed toddler park and an update to the city plan (see accompanying story). Aldermen also:
MIDDLEBURY — It might be two months before state judiciary officials replace Addison County Superior Court Clerk Jo LaMarche, who resigned late last month to become assistant to newly appointed U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 17, will host a public information meeting about the impending installation of centerline rumble stripes on Route 7 south of Middlebury to Brandon.
HINESBURG — Andrea Morgante of Hinesburg will be recognized with an award next week for her significant conservation efforts.
Morgante — who runs a landscaping business, designing and constructing landscapes that incorporate ecological principles and traditional garden design — is a founding member of the Lewis Creek Association as well as the Hinesburg Land Trust.
ADDISON COUNTY — Public tree inventories will be conducted in Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes this week by the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, known as VT UCF, and students enrolled in the Land Stewardship Program (LANDS) at the University of Vermont.
This summer VT UCF has been working with the Bristol Conservation Commission, the Middlebury Town Planner, and the Vergennes Planning Commission to plan for these concurrent tree inventory projects.
Imagine you’re an insect cruising through the air. Suddenly, you realize you’re heading straight for a spider web. You’re doomed. But wait — you can still escape by slipping through one of the gaps. Spider webs are, after all, more gaps than web. You aim between the sticky threads — it’s going to be a close call, but you’re going to make it.
Then, as you pass through, the threads snap towards you … and you’re a spider’s dinner.