May 18th, 2015
It wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day, this Legislature and the Shumlin administration passed a couple major pieces of legislation, and overcame several significant budget hurdles in crafting a reasonable budget in tough times.
The major legislation focused on cleaning up the state’s waterways (particularly Lake Champlain) and passing a major reform of school governance and cost containment. Both pieces of legislation were introduced early in the session, were thoroughly discussed and rehashed over and over, before being passed by large majorities.
Dear Mount Abraham Union High School board members,
I read this headline in the May 7 edition of the Addison County Independent: “Juvenile cases flood court system. County officials say opiate addiction, troubled families cause caseload to spike.”
How much does it cost to “fix” these problems?
In the interest of a balanced discussion regarding the airport in East Middlebury, I would like to make a few comments.
This is not just about East Middlebury; the airport serves all of Addison County and some of Rutland County, too.
BRISTOL — Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs on Monday updated the Bristol selectboard on his department’s policies, most notably changes in its Video/Audio/Still Recording Equipment Policy that were triggered by the department’s purchase of body cameras.
Town Administrator Therese Kirby said the previous policy was so outdated that it “used to refer to tapes.” The updated policy spells out how the digital footage and audio captured by the body cameras is stored, how it may be accessed, and who may access the material.
MIDDLEBURY — A professional photographer in Orwell pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to several child-related sex crimes — including the alleged aggravated sexual assault of a family member younger than 13.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Repertory Theater (ART) will hold a gala and masquerade ball at the Vergennes Opera House at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, to mark two decades of minting new actors and theater technicians and to raise money to replenish a scholarship fund honoring one of the program’s beloved founders, Candace Burkle.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard at its Tuesday evening meeting voted 6-0 (with Selectman Brian Carpenter absent) in favor of some amendments to the town’s ordinance for the “daily closing of parks.”