April 19th, 2010
VERGENNES — A long-awaited Environmental Court decision on April 13 overturned a permit denial by the Vergennes Development Review Board, but did not grant permission to the owners of a vacant Grist Mill Island horse barn to renovate it into office space.
In September 2008, the DRB denied an application by Mahaiwe LLC to renovate the 2,100-square-foot barn. Mahaiwe is owned in part by Ferrisburgh’s David Shlansky, also owner of the Grist Mill Island in the Otter Creek falls and the nearby Shade Roller Mill.
This week’s writer is Dr. Traci Griffith, professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Michael’s College and member of the Vermont Press Association Executive Board.
As it hurries toward adjournment the Vermont Legislature is trying to get its arms around the last-minute “Challenges for Change” report and some of the ways the administration of Gov. James Douglas has identified possible cost savings. On their face many ideas sound like they may have some merit. Others clearly are way off base.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s language programs, already prominent nationally and globally, will soon reach a new frontier: cyberspace.
After 14 months of planning and negotiation, the college last Wednesday announced its decision to team up with K12 Inc., a Virginia-based online education company, to develop virtual language courses for primary and secondary school students. The spin-off company, named Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL), is set to release its first courses for high school students in the late summer of this year.
BRISTOL — In the words of the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team after Friday’s home game against visiting Otter Valley, the Eagles made history.
Making their Bristol debut after a Wednesday road loss, the Eagles took a 6-2 lead in the third quarter and then held on for a 6-5 win that was the program’s first ever.
Senior defender Jake McDonough signed up as a 7th-grader when the program started as a club, and on Friday helped key a Mount Abe back line that pressured OV into crucial turnovers.
Join the Addison Independent on the field with the Mt. Abe Eagles, where last Friday the boy's lacrosse team won their first game on home turf as a varsity team. After a Wednesday loss away, the team beat Otter Valley 6-5.
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Thinking about getting involved in Green Up Day this year? See below for a list of coordinators in Addison County, or visit http://www.greenupvermont.org/.
Bristol Conservation Commission
MONTPELIER — Businesses, farms and nonprofits that suffered financial losses following the emergency closure of the Champlain Bridge will be able to apply for low- or no-interest loans from a pot of $800,000 in funds earmarked by the Legislature this week.
MIDDLEBURY — “This chair is leaning slightly to the left,” said state Sen. Peter Shumlin (D), waiting for a replacement on the stage of Middlebury College's Dana Auditorium last Sunday. “But so do I.”
His statement garnered a laugh from the audience gathered for a debate between the five democratic gubernatorial candidates for August’s primary elections. Though it was a sunny, warm afternoon, the candidates spoke to a full auditorium — more than 200 townspeople, college students and local politicians filled the space.