July 26th, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY –– 3SquaresVT beneficiaries will now get more bang for their buck at Vermont farmers markets.
At the start of July the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Wholesome Wave Foundation began Harvest Health Coupons, a new initiative designed to encourage beneficiaries of 3SquaresVT, the state’s food stamp program, to purchase food at farmers markets.
BRISTOL — Next week Bristol officials will hold two important public meetings: The selectboard will discuss the proposed town plan for the final time before convening formal public hearings and Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs will meet with the community to discuss drug issues in town.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board on Aug. 13 will take its first official look at plans to build an eight-lot planned unit development on a 20-acre parcel off Lower Plains Road in East Middlebury.
RIPTON — Robert Wagner, an independent candidate from Ripton, likens his second run for one of Addison County and Huntington’s two state Senate seats to going for a job interview.
Only in this case, he must be evaluated by around 36,000 “bosses” who will determine this November whether to hire him for a two-year stint in Montpelier.
He might not make it to every household in Addison County, but Wagner, 48, vowed to do his best.
VERGENNES — Efforts to increase awareness of climate change have taken to the open road. A group of young environmentalists are biking through the state, acting as partners with the organization Climate Summer, a program aimed at connecting with local leaders to address issues pertaining to efficient energy sources.
Climate Summer is a internship program for college-age students run by Better Future Project, a nonprofit organization founded in January 2011 that promotes leadership development and heads initiatives in environmental issues.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously supported two new investments in the ongoing fire station improvement projects to make the two buildings even more durable for the future.
First, the board OK’d a proposal to equip station one on Seymour Street and station two in East Middlebury with an epoxy floor treatment that will make the surface more durable and less susceptible to slips for firefighters moving in haste while responding to a call.
On Independence Day I left behind the pomp and circumstance for a day of fly-fishing and solitude along mountain tributaries.
This was an uncanny decision for a “people person” like myself. On most holidays, and particularly the Fourth, you’ll usually find me mingling with a range of characters, tossing back beers and enjoying the festivities. But this year I needed some time to myself.
Our daughter is away this week, so we’re redoing her room as a late 13th birthday present. It’s no secret that we spoil her rotten, and this is just one more way to pamper her. When she gets home, her room will have two new luxuries: multiple electrical outlets — grounded, no less — and heat.
She’s a princess, all right.