April 28th, 2015
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Executive Committee at a special meeting Thursday pledged to address what it characterized as a “deteriorated environment” in the district’s six schools.
“The committee recognizes the need for an immediate assessment of current conditions,” the committee said in a prepared statement.
BRISTOL — Pocock Rocks, Bristol’s annual summer music festival on Main Street, will not happen this year, but organizers said it will make a triumphant return in 2016.
The Bristol Downtown Community Partnership, the principal organizer of the event, decided not to hold Pocock this year because of a lack of resources.
“We didn’t have enough hands to pull it off,” said BDCP board member Darla Senecal, who also serves as Bristol’s recreation director.
RIPTON — Ripton resident Sophie McKibben has already drawn a lot of kudos during her young life for her academic prowess and dedication to public service. McKibben’s efforts were recently rewarded in a big way, with her designation as this year’s Truman Scholar for the state of Vermont.
ADDISON COUNTY — Since 1970, communities across Vermont have taken to local roads for some much-needed spring cleaning. As they’ve done every year, residents in Addison County are gearing up for Green Up Day, scheduled for this Saturday, May 2.
Spring comes gently to Goshen; even now, in late April, the woods are brown and the weather often chilly.
But by early May dainty ephemeral wildflowers — Spring Beauties, Dogs Tooth Violets, Bellwort, Trillium and Dutchman’s Breeches to mention some favorites — will blanket the forest floor as the delicate green veil gradually creeps up the mountainside.
BRISTOL — Construction crews in Bristol are busy completing a new, 12-unit apartment building on Plank Road.
The property is owned by Stanley Livingston and the project is managed by his company, Meghan’s Meadow View LLC.
The 6,300-square-foot building will have six two-bedroom and six one-bedroom apartments. It is located on a 2.1-acre plot at 7986 Plank Road, the former site of Roy’s Automotive.
BRANDON — Two area baseball teams faced off at Otter Valley Union High School on a chilly spring Saturday, knowing only one would come out with its first win of the season.
In the end, that team was Mount Abraham Union High School, which beat Otter Valley, 4-0.
But it was anybody’s ballgame up until the seventh inning, thanks to capable pitching from both teams. Mount Abe senior starter Mike Jerome got the complete-game win, throwing 92 pitches and showing great control.