April 14th, 2014
WATERBURY CENTER — The Green Mountain Club, which maintains the Long Trail, has hired a man who grew up in Middlebury as its new leader.
On this past Wednesday, the club’s board of directors announced the appointment of Michael DeBonis as the organization’s next executive director.
MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — TaeKwon Do K.I.C.K.S. of Middlebury and Vergennes has had a very busy start to 2014. In January, we promoted 6 students to black belt: Tyler King, 9, of Bristol; Sam Warren, 9, of Bridport; Wes Hirdler, 10, of Middlebury; Rielly Wright, 12, of Salisbury; Grace Widelitz, 13, of Middlebury; and Jacob Brookman, 13, of Leicester.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) board on Wednesday voted 15-11 that the proposed natural gas pipeline from Middlebury to Ticonderoga, N.Y., can pass muster with the county’s regional plan. That decision will be passed along to the Vermont Public Service Board to consider as it determines whether to green-light the controversial project being advanced by Vermont Gas.
LEICESTER — More than a week after police say Timothy Foley shot his neighbor and two state troopers, the motive for the crime remains unclear.
According to court documents, Foley did not offer a motive for his actions in interviews conducted by detectives the morning of the shooting.
ADDISON COUNTY — Despite the departure from the Addison County Chamber of Commerce of organizer and promoter Marguerite Senecal this month, the signature events she coordinated — including the Vergennes Day celebration — will still go on.
Chamber President Andrew Mayer said French Heritage Day, the Bristol Harvest Festival and the Better L8 Than Never Car Show, all of which Senecal had a hand in, are still on the calendar as well.
VERGENNES — Bub’s Furniture Barn has been in Edgar “Bub” Crosby’s family for 65 years, but Bub and wife Meg Crosby have decided the time has come to find new ownership for a prominent property that greets those who enter Vergennes on New Haven Road.
They have listed the 5.36-acre commercial property, which Bub Crosby notes has more than 900 feet of frontage on New Haven Road and Green Street as well as the classic gambrel barn roof, for $699,000 with Lang McLaughry and Spera.
MIDDLEBURY — It was in 2005 that a handful of volunteers, largely from Middlebury’s religious community, formed the Charter House Coalition to tend to the needs of the area’s hungry and homeless.