August 1st, 2013
Editor’s note: In this, the last in a three-part series, experts discuss ways to improve enforcement of existing animal cruelty laws. Click to read Part 1 and Part 2.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) is planning almost $1 million in upgrades to its Middlebury transfer station property off Route 7 South in order to better receive and store a surging amount of recyclable material and to expand its cramped administrative offices.
FERRISBURGH — This past Saturday afternoon, shouting and applause rang out from dozens of people gathered at the Ferrisburgh Town Beach as Ceres, a 39-foot canal barge constructed by visionary farmer, baker and builder Erik Andrus approached the shore after completing its 1.25-mile maiden voyage.
NEW HAVEN — Donald Mitchell, former Middlebury College professor turned bat savior, has converted his New Haven farm into a sanctuary for bats.
Mitchell tells the story of this experience in a book titled “Flying Blind,” which explains the reasons why he optimized his land for bat habitat, shows what was done to make it more suitable for the flying mammals, and chronicles a mental journey that Mitchell went through while accomplishing his work.
BRISTOL — The 20th annual Three Day Stampede, a community event headed up by the Bedard family to collect money for cystic fibrosis research, raised $120,000 this past weekend in and around the Bristol Recreation Park.
“It was a record-breaker,” said co-organizer Bonita Bedard. “Last year we made $105,000 and the year before that was our biggest year, $110,000. This year just blew that number out of the water.”
BRISTOL — Two Bristol bridges — the one-lane bridge on Route 116 south of the village and the bridge on South Street just down the hill from downtown — are on track to get some much-needed construction.
GRANVILLE — Some students these days bellyache about an hour’s worth of homework at the end of a school day.
While 84-year-old Bill Parrish didn’t walk uphill both ways to school during non-stop blizzards, he certainly had more chores to do than homework at the former Granville school house on Post Office Hill Road.
ADDISON COUNTY — Record rainfall this spring and summer has swelled area waterways but has not swept in appreciably higher levels of bacteria or phosphorous, according to preliminary testing results compiled by the Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative (ACRC).
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