June 24th, 2010
VERGENNES — The operator of the Alden Place Residential Care Home in Vergennes has appealed the state’s late-May revocation of her license. She and her lawyer said that many of the complaints about her management of the home are untrue, and that state officials never allowed her to tell her side of the story during the investigation.
Editor’s Note — This article is part of our ongoing series about the thousands of young adults who reside in the county, how and why they live here. The series includes print articles and multimedia profiles of young adults, now including a profile of Maurice Bissonnette. The 25-year-old lives in Monkton and takes classes at Vermont Adult Learning. This Saturday he’s marrying Emily Watson-Blagden, his sweetheart from Mount Abraham Union High School.
BRANDON — Next year, students at the Whiting Village School will probably no longer have to pack their lunches.
Instead, a new foodservice contract that is being negotiated within the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union (RNeSU) could allow Whiting Village School for the first time to offer its students nutritious, in-school breakfasts and lunches.
MIDDLEBURY — An ad hoc committee planning a centerpiece for the soon-to-be-built roundabout intersection on Main Street in Middlebury has formally recommended a prominent “public work of art” that should be 20-25 feet tall, illuminated at night and be designed to be appreciated from a safe distance from traffic.
MIDDLEBURY — State officials confirmed on Monday their plans to relocate the Vermont Agency of Human Services’ Addison County offices from their current home at 700 Exchange St. in Middlebury to a new two-story structure that will be built in the Middlebury South Village (MSV) development off Court Street.
“We have entered into an agreement with MSV,” said Jeff Lively, counsel to the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. “We have committed.”
BRISTOL — Bristol Republican Fred Baser has been tending to his own local business for more than two decades.
With the support of voters, he hopes improve the lot of businesses statewide as a House member representing the Addison-4 district.
“I’d like to do my best to serve the state,” Baser said in an interview on Monday. “I think I could do a good job and have some good ideas.”
MIDDLEBURY — Cormac O’Leary has been confined to the Middlebury police headquarters for around a week now.
Fortunately, the confinement has been voluntary, not to mention extremely productive. O’Leary is a visiting artist from Ireland who has been using the space and seclusion of the Middlebury Police Department’s conference room to complete his painting of a Troy, N.Y., portion of the Erie Canal.
NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon began the process of weighing in on a proposal by Cross Pollination LLC to build a solar farm off Route 7.
Commissioners acknowledged in a draft letter to the Public Service Board (PSB) that while the company’s potential solar installation largely fits New Haven’s town plan, large questions remain about how the solar farm would be executed, operated and ultimately decommissioned.