June 30th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Soap will soon relocate from its fire-damaged home at 606 Exchange St. to a new, more spacious headquarters at 183 Industrial Avenue.
“We are going into double the space and will be able to expand production,” Vermont Soap founder and CEO Larry Plesant said on Monday as he and others cleared the last of the debris and company assets out of the 606 Exchange St. location.
NEW HAVEN — The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) this past Thursday honored its 2014 Citizen and Business of the Year at its annual meeting at Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven. Close to 50 people attended the event, which serves as part board meeting and part celebration of achievements in the community.
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School officials wanted to be sure families knew about the new summer lunch program that started June 23. Through the Middlebury Nourishes Program, everyone ages 2 through 18 is invited to come have lunch for free at the Middlebury Recreation Park between noon and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
FERRISBURGH — After several years with minimal dining options, North Ferrisburgh now has a restaurant where one can get a homemade breakfast sandwich, a cold draft beer and everything in between.
The Village Café and Tavern on Route 7 opened this April, boasting a full bar with 10 draft lines, drive-through Green Mountain Coffee and breakfast options, and dine-in lunches and dinners. It is owned and operated by Dianne and Marcel Marcotte and their son Travis Marcotte, all of North Ferrisburgh.
MIDDLEBURY — At their meeting on Tuesday, the Middlebury selectboard reviewed an amended memorandum of agreement between the town and Vermont Gas related to the company’s proposed Phase II pipeline. That pipeline would extend from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
MONKTON — A home on State’s Prison Hollow Road in Monkton burned to the ground on Tuesday, June 24. The owners, Daniel and Anne Coolidge, were home when the fire started around 8:15 p.m. and promptly called 911, but firefighters were unable to save the structure.
“It was involved up and into the ceiling and roof area,” Monkton Fire Chief David Layn said. “It was not safe to get someone up there to ventilate.”
ADDISON — The Addison Planning Commission will hold a public hearing this Monday, June 30, at 7 p.m. on proposed revisions to the Addison Town Plan. The hearing will be held at the town fire station on Route 17.
According to a list of changes provided in a legal ad, many of the revisions are updates to reflect new information on town services and other items such as Census data.
VERGENNES — On Wednesday, June 18, the Vergennes Lions Club wrapped up their fiscal year with several awards and a change in leadership.