August 29th, 2013
BRANDON — A family of six was displaced when an early-morning blaze destroyed their two-story, single-family home at 6 Rossiter St. in Brandon on Tuesday morning.
Brandon Fire Chief Roman Wdowiak said that the initial call came in around 6:15 a.m. The Brandon and Pittsford fire departments rushed to Rossiter Street, where Wdowiak said they observed “heavy fire and smoke on the front and side of the building.”
BRISTOL — The WalkOver Gallery in Bristol will be showing the art of Nicaraguan artist Chepe Cuadra from Sept. 1 through Oct. 25.
BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center honored its past earlier this summer with an emotional opening of its exhibit dedicated to the Brandon Training School.
Building K of the former Brandon Training School, which ceased operations in 1993, now houses Compass, which officially opened in June after almost two years of construction and preparation. The July 27 opening of the permanent exhibit of historical information and memorabilia marked the 20th anniversary of the closing of the training school and honored the building’s past.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials and Bread Loaf Corp. have mapped out a tentative planning schedule that would culminate in a December vote on a new municipal building and community recreation facility.
The new schedule is being suggested by Bread Loaf, recently hired by the selectboard to draw up plans for the two new buildings. The timeline was set up to allow for considerable community input, according to a calendar and timeline unveiled on Tuesday by the ad hoc Town Offices and Recreation Facilities Steering Committee.
RANDOLPH — Sounding Joy!, the noted Randolph-based auditioned chorus, is disbanding after almost three decades of singing together. Founded in 1984 by Marjorie Drysdale, the group has performed throughout Vermont, presenting music from the 16th century to the present.
Sometimes the music was delivered in standard concert format, but often it was served up on a platter of music, stories, scripts, costumes and food.
MONTPELIER (AP) — Vermont’s only nuclear power plant will shut down by the end of next year, ending a nasty legal battle over the future of the 40-year-old plant, Entergy Corp. announced Tuesday.
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and will begin being decommissioned in the fourth quarter of 2014, the company said. The station will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.
MIDDLEBURY — Those who visit Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History often feel like they’ve stepped into a bygone era, surrounded by antique farm implements, kitchen utensils, furniture and toys. It’s a veritable time capsule of 19th-century New England Americana.
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury Union High School team with at least the usual high hopes and at least a little bit of a new look will kick off the MUHS season on Friday night at 7 p.m., when the Tigers host Division-I rival Essex.
The Tigers are the first of all the local schools’ teams to host a game, although several others will swing into action this weekend and all will hit the field or the trail by the end of next week. (See story, right.)