September 17th, 2013
One of my favorite things about living in Vermont is that my daughters have become lake swimmers.
MIDDLEBURY — After a failed attempt this past Tuesday in Addison Superior Court’s criminal division to win his pre-trial freedom, the Addison resident suspected of committing many burglaries in Addison County and neighboring counties will try again on Sept. 25.
At 9 a.m. on that Wednesday in the Mahady Courthouse, Raymond Ritchie, 37, will attend a “weight of the evidence” hearing that could, in theory, free him until he is tried on burglary, unlawful trespass and marijuana cultivation charges.
MIDDLEBURY — State and federal authorities have found an additional $1 million to help fund a new concrete tunnel to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row railroad underpasses, which now leaves the town just $500,000 short of covering expenses for its preferred project option.
MIDDLEBURY — A memorial on the Middlebury College campus to those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was vandalized this past Wednesday, shocking many on campus.
A leader of a group that pulled up 2,977 American flags placed in the lawn between Mead Chapel and the Davis Family Library told the Addison Independent in an exclusive interview that she had no regrets for her actions, saying she found the display offensive to Native Americans.
MIDDLEBURY — Saying someone’s business is “soaring” can fall into the category of a trite embellishment.
But it’s a term that can legitimately be used about Green Mountain Avionics (GMA), a budding new enterprise that helps aircraft soar reliably through the skies.
FERRISBURGH — Among those community leaders who excel at contributing to their communities, Middlebury businessman Eric Denu was named the 2013 Addison County Chamber of Commerce Buster Brush Citizen of the Year at the chamber’s annual meeting last week. The Swift House Inn was recognized as the Business of Year, and the Community Achievement Award went to Addison County Home Health and Hospice.
The awards were presented Thursday night, Sept. 12, at the Basin Harbor Club in front of a crowd of 100.
ADDISON — On Sept. 9 the Addison Planning Commission unveiled a draft update to town zoning that includes a rewritten section on waivers that would allow residents flexibility from lot-line setback requirements, a new section regulating fences, and the addition of an already approved section on “personal landing strips” for private airplanes.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury is busy recruiting a new town planner in anticipation of having a finalist ready to start by the beginning of next year.