November 7th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury selectboard Chairman John Tenny will help lead a citizens’ petition drive to ensure the 2014 Town Meeting Day ballot includes a bond vote for a new municipal building and a new recreation center.
Tenny announced the petition drive at a Middlebury selectboard meeting on Tuesday evening prior to the board’s revote on a term sheet between the town and Middlebury College outlining a town-gown collaboration on the two building projects.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board confirmed on Monday a Dec. 10 vote in which it will request backing from Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters for a $2.88 million bond to fund work that would include a basically new kitchen and cafeteria and upgrades to the school auditorium that would return it to full use.
I noticed something yesterday: Christmas is only seven weeks away.
I haven’t even put my garden hose away yet, so you might expect my reaction to be one of surprise and dismay.
Not this year.
Instead, I shocked myself by thinking, “Well, then, it’s about time I started planning for the holidays.”
This is new and different. And a little disturbing.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of the new businesses being developed at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies incubator in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — The world’s top fashion designers can spend hours plying themselves with coffee and Red Bull while waiting for the right inspiration to map out their latest patterns.
If you’re thinking of getting into a written squabble, Mark Twain once wrote, “never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.”
It’s a joke most aptly applied to the days of yore when newspapers, run by mavericks like William Randolph Hearst and others in the peak of Yellow Journalism (1895-8), were, let’s say, sometimes less than ethical.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are asking the public for information on a one-car crash on Route 7 in Leicester this past Saturday that may have occurred after a red pickup truck swerved in front of the car that crashed.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police served a temporary restraining order on a man who had allegedly been involved in a domestic dispute with a woman at a Court Street residence on Oct. 29. Police said the female victim had been cut with a knife during the altercation. Authorities had not filed charges against anyone in the case as the Addison Independent went to press.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with two disorderly citizens in separate incidents this past weekend, citing one woman and stating that charges remain possible in the second incident.
On Friday, Nov. 1, police were on foot patrol when they said they heard screaming coming from near the City Limits bar on Green Street. The officer found a group of women outside the bar restraining another woman, whom they identified as Amber Jean Lowell, 29, of Ferrisburgh.