July 26th, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY — Nearly one year after tropical storm Irene hit the state of Vermont local residents are still recovering from the damage. Disaster relief funds and volunteer efforts have dramatically improved conditions, but Irene’s aftermath is still a problem for many Vermonters and those working to help them.
MIDDLEBURY ––Planned Parenthood has drawn more attention on the national stage over the past few years, largely due to concerns about the organization’s provision of abortion care.
As the campaign season begins to hit high tide, one of the more common motifs from conservatives is the lament that government inhibits growth and prosperity and that a truly “free market” would unleash the powers of the marketplace — the result being a society bathed in opulence.
It’s turning into a hot climate summer in two ways, only one of which you can measure with a thermometer.
Amidst the deepening drought, the summer’s fourth heat wave, and the continued western fires, there’s something else breaking out: a siege of citizen uprisings at key points around the country all designed to keep coal in the hole, oil in the soil, gas... underground.
ADDISON/NEW HAVEN — For most of the summer, Route 17 between Addison and New Haven will be a bumpy ride.
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) began a major rebuild of the 7.3 mile stretch in early June, and is slated to finish in mid-November. The $5.8 million project stretches from Route 7 to Route 22A, and began with shaving down the top several inches of road, revealing ruts and potholes beneath.
VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library officials held out little hope of recovering a valuable Native American spearhead when it was stolen from the organization’s museum last October.
ADDISON COUNTY –– 3SquaresVT beneficiaries will now get more bang for their buck at Vermont farmers markets.
At the start of July the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Wholesome Wave Foundation began Harvest Health Coupons, a new initiative designed to encourage beneficiaries of 3SquaresVT, the state’s food stamp program, to purchase food at farmers markets.
BRISTOL — Next week Bristol officials will hold two important public meetings: The selectboard will discuss the proposed town plan for the final time before convening formal public hearings and Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs will meet with the community to discuss drug issues in town.