May 2nd, 2013
UPDATE: This story has been updated since it was originally posted to add new information about Rep. Nuovo's vote on the bill.
MONTPELIER — Addison County House members on May 1 were evenly split in an 80-57 vote giving preliminary approval to a bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives (12 lawmakers were absent).
MIDDLEBURY — A Philadelphia man and a Burlington man both pleaded innocent on Tuesday in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division to heroin sales and trafficking charges that stemmed from their Monday arrest in Ferrisburgh by Vergennes police, a bust made with assistance from Vermont State and Bristol police.
MIDDLEBURY — More than 900 runners have signed up to run the sixth annual Middlebury Maple Run this coming Sunday, May 5. The half marathon starts at the Porter Medical Center at 9 a.m. and will necessitate closing a few roads for several minutes while the crowd of runners moves through the downtown area.
BRISTOL — A reshuffling of positions is under way in Bristol schools, as Bristol Elementary School Principal Catrina DiNapoli takes a one-year interim position with the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union. The school district is looking to interview candidates to fill the BES principal position for a year.
DiNapoli will take on the role of curriculum and professional development director for the 2013-2014 academic year, filling in for Nancy Cornell, who is taking a one-year leave of absence for personal reasons.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen have scheduled a public informational meeting for this coming Tuesday on their proposed $1.45 million bond to fund a new 4,611-square-foot police station on North Main Street.
City residents will vote on May 14 on the police station bond proposal and also join residents in neighboring towns to decide on a $600,000 loan proposal to fund new roofing for Vergennes Union High School (see related story).
MIDDLEBURY — American industrialist Henry Ford said that “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) is looking to put Ford’s entrepreneurial advice into practice through a new “young professionals” group that next Wednesday, May 8, will begin what organizers hope will be the first of many regular meetings for like-minded people to associate, compare notes and perhaps collaborate on new business ventures.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board will host an informational meeting on Monday on its proposal for a five-year, $600,000 loan to put a new roof on the school’s leaky classroom wing and auditorium. Monday’s forum will begin at 6 p.m. in the VUHS library.
MIDDLEBURY — Back in 1978 what is now Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater was the local Knights of Columbus Hall. Karen Amirault, a dancer and recent graduate of Middlebury College, joined forces with college dance faculty Patty Smith to rent the hall for their eclectic dance reviews.