June 30th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — At their meeting on Tuesday, the Middlebury selectboard reviewed an amended memorandum of agreement between the town and Vermont Gas related to the company’s proposed Phase II pipeline. That pipeline would extend from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
MONKTON — A home on State’s Prison Hollow Road in Monkton burned to the ground on Tuesday, June 24. The owners, Daniel and Anne Coolidge, were home when the fire started around 8:15 p.m. and promptly called 911, but firefighters were unable to save the structure.
“It was involved up and into the ceiling and roof area,” Monkton Fire Chief David Layn said. “It was not safe to get someone up there to ventilate.”
ADDISON — The Addison Planning Commission will hold a public hearing this Monday, June 30, at 7 p.m. on proposed revisions to the Addison Town Plan. The hearing will be held at the town fire station on Route 17.
According to a list of changes provided in a legal ad, many of the revisions are updates to reflect new information on town services and other items such as Census data.
VERGENNES — On Wednesday, June 18, the Vergennes Lions Club wrapped up their fiscal year with several awards and a change in leadership.
MIDDLEBURY — Six members of the Congregational Church of Middlebury headed to Joplin, Mo., May 4-11 for the church’s fourth annual service trip: Patty Hallam, leader Dave Hallam, Mary Lou Webster, Rich Carpenter, Phil Heitkamp and Peter Carothers.
VERGENNES — The host Vergennes Champs swim team used its depth to overcome the Middlebury Panthers on Thursday, 267-212, in Champlain Valley Swim League action. The result left both teams with 1-1 records.
The Champs won 10 of 14 relays, none of which were contested, to rack up a 98-28 advantage in those events, enough to overcome the Panthers’ slight edge in individual races at the Vergennes city pool.
BRISTOL — Dozens of parents and community members in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union attended an open house Wednesday evening at Mount Abraham Union High School to discuss renovating the building.
The open house, hosted by a committee charged by the school board to develop ideas for what the renovated school should look like, provided ANeSU residents with the opportunity to brainstorm together, as well as question the architect hired by the school board.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Regional EMS has decided to resurrect its practice of asking for Town Meeting Day contributions from the 10 towns it serves, money the organization will place in a fund for future capital needs.
Middlebury Regional EMS — once known as the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association — began requesting Town Meeting Day contributions in 1998. The organization used those funds — an average of $25,319 per year — to help solidify its operating budget.