June 18th, 2015
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Public Service Board on Monday, June 22, will begin the first of an anticipated two days of technical hearings en route to deciding whether to reopen the permitting process for Phase I of proposed Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project, which calls for a 43-mile natural gas pipeline extension from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission is undecided on what the public body’s new position should be on a natural gas pipeline project headed to Middlebury.
The regional planning commission brings delegates from 21 towns around Addison County together to adopt a regional plan, discuss community and economic development, and advise communities on energy and land use policy. It meets monthly and is one of 10 regional planning commissions across Vermont.
ADDISON COUNTY — As the Vermont Public Service Board considers a permit for a proposed $1.2 billion electricity transmission line through Lake Champlain, local community planners are asking that the regulator not stop Addison County’s lakefront towns from taxing the underwater line.
If the permit does forestall such taxation, it could mean that Addison, Bridport, Shoreham and Orwell would miss out on up to $7 million in tax revenue, according to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.
Editor’s note: With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, this essay caught our eye because it reminds us of the boundless love children have for their caretakers. Bristol 9-year-old Shelby Stevers, daughter of Stacy and Matt Stevers, was asked by her third-grade teacher at Bristol Elementary School to write about somebody who meant a lot to her, and she chose to write about her great-grandfather, Pete Many of Middlebury.
By SHELBY STEVERS
MIDDLEBURY — The volunteers at the Neat Repeats consignment shop in Middlebury have awarded $14,900 in the spring 2015 grant cycle, as follows:
Payments of $3,750 to Addison County Housing Solutions, $2,900 in family assistance to 15 families, $1,500 in educational opportunities to six recipients, $1,000 to Festival on-the-Green, $900 in sports opportunities to three recipients, $750 to Addison Central Teens, $720 to Boy Scout Troop 543 and $500 to the Mary Hogan School playground.
ADDISON — Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson be at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Thursday, June 25, to present “Documentation and Perceptions of Native Americans During the Early Periods of Contact in the Champlain Valley.” The program begins at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
BURLINGTON — The following local students graduated from the University of Vermont on May 17: