April 28th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Van Jones, a CNN political contributor, attorney, author and environmental and human rights activist, will deliver the 2016 Middlebury College commencement address on Sunday, May 29.
Jones is the president and co-founder of Dream Corps, whose current initiatives, including #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, work to bring economic opportunity to disenfranchised communities.
VERGENNES — In a Tuesday evening meeting, the Vergennes City Council OK’d two sidewalk projects (see story on Page 3A). In other business, council members:
One of Lucretius’ main goals in his poem is to teach us that we exist in an accidental world. He believed that the recognition of this fact of was a prerequisite for happiness. The dance of atoms in infinite space is without beginning or end, and from this ceaseless activity there has evolved innumerable worlds or universes of every possible shape, size, and degree of durability — a “multiverse.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members on Tuesday said they are satisfied with the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s latest update and assessment of the upcoming downtown rail bridges construction project, but affected property owners want more information and remain poised to take legal action if it is not forthcoming.
Through their attorney, Peter Langrock, the coalition of downtown property owners in an April 11 letter made a total of 18 questions and information requests of the town and VTrans.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Community Chorus invites the community to its annual Mother’s Day concert. The 90-voice choir performs on Sunday afternoon, May 8, at a special time and location this year: 2 p.m. in Robison Hall (Concert Hall) at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on the Middlebury College campus. Admission is free. The choir is led by Jeff Rehbach and accompanied by Tim Guiles.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday voted, 4-3, to extend its South Maple Street sidewalk southward to the city line and beyond to a Waltham 14-unit affordable housing project proposed by the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT).
Extending the sidewalk a total of 492 feet, including about 120 feet into Waltham, would also serve a half-dozen city homes south of Thomas Circle, where the sidewalk now ends on the east side of South Maple Street.
STARKSBORO — The Vermont-based roots music duo Hungrytown will play a free concert at the Starksboro Public Library on Friday, May 20, from 7-9 p.m.
Together, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.
ORWELL — Mount Independence State Historic site in Orwell on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m., will host a special guided walk on and off the trails to explore Revolutionary War military strategy and some of the remains of the defensive works from 1776 and 1777 that are most visible in spring before full leaf.