September 12th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — Ongoing efforts to upgrade Vermont’s Western Corridor rail line for the resumption of passenger rail traffic got a big boost last week in the form of a $9 million federal grant that will fund 7 miles of welded rail and other projects between Rutland and Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — A grassroots coalition of environmental organizations has organized a demonstration against a proposed Vermont Gas Systems pipeline that would bring natural gas from Colchester to Middlebury.
Organizers expect hundreds of community members opposed to the pipeline to be in attendance at rally on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Middlebury Union Middle School off Deerfield Lane. It will occur prior to a 7 p.m. Vermont Public Service Board hearing, which will consider Vermont Gas’ Addison Natural Gas Project.
BURLINGTON (AP) — A Vermont man convicted for his role in a movie fraud case is appealing his 55-month prison sentence.
When 57-year-old Malcolm “Mac” Parker of Addison was sentenced last month, the judge rejected a government recommendation to give him a three-year sentence.
FERRISBURGH — Denecker Chevrolet co-owners Tom Denecker and Mike Capra have emerged as potential buyers of land owned by the town of Ferrisburgh at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.
Denecker and Capra, whose dealership has a Ferrisburgh showroom at the intersection of Route 7 and Monkton Road and a Vergennes service center on North Main Street, met behind closed doors with the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Sept. 3 to discuss the 34.9-acre parcel. Ferrisburgh has been marketing it since September 2010 for $375,000.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Sports Magazine has been sold to Addison Independent owner and publisher Angelo Lynn.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Monday, Sept. 9, will review a proposed agreement with Middlebury College that would culminate in the demolition of the Lazarus building at 20 Main St. and the consolidation of property off Bakery Lane that would then be marketed for an as-yet undefined economic development initiative.
MIDDLEBURY — The first stage of a big construction project at the Middlebury College athletic facilities is nearing completion as work on a major new component of the complex continues apace.
The new 17,800-square-foot squash facility behind Kenyon Arena should be finished by October, before the start of the college squash season. The expanding construction site on the Route 30 side of the Peterson Family Athletic Facility is being readied for a new 110,000-square-foot field house, due to be completed in October 2014.