July 26th, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — The wind howled and the rain drummed heavily over the roof at the Davios’ in East Middlebury this past Saturday. The family huddled inside, thinking it safe where it was warm and dry.
That was, until moments later, when the shingles on the roof began to shear off and the rain began to leak into the house.
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man with mental health issues pleaded innocent to two counts of attempted second-degree murder at the Addison County Courthouse on Monday. The pleas come after a Sunday, July 24, incident during which he allegedly stabbed a worker and a fellow resident in a Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) home off Route 7 in Middlebury.
NEW HAVEN — Two little girls run in circles round and round a tree. They race each other in a circular labyrinth, marked by rocks in the soil, each trying to make her way to the center first. “I made it!” one of them suddenly shouts, and with a proud smile, sits herself down at the bench in the center.
It is Wednesday morning, and at Treleven Farm, Wednesday mornings are Open Farm Days for families.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Selectwoman Susan Shashok is one of millions of Americans who have been floored by recent disturbing headlines about citizens shooting police and police shooting unarmed citizens.
Vermont Gas Systems, the Canadian company seeking to build a 41-mile natural gas pipeline through Addison County, has suffered another setback.
The company’s contractors disturbed an unknown number of endangered harsh sunflowers last Tuesday morning in Monkton, and as of Thursday Vermont Gas had halted construction on that section of the pipeline until the incident is fully investigated.
MIDDLEBURY — Work is under way on a $752,000 project to fix and pave 2,200 feet of Creek Road and install a new sidewalk on the west side of the street, which among other things serves Middlebury’s new recreation facility.
“The road is tired,” Middlebury Director of Operations Dan Werner said. “(This work) needed to be done a long time ago. It’s long overdue.”
MIDDLEBURY — Directors of the Middlebury Farmers’ Market (MFM) are looking for a new location to host the popular, twice-per-week showcase of locally produced foods and crafts. A looming downtown construction project will require the market to leave its current spot in the Marble Works at the end of its current season.
“We are set on finding a new home, and hopefully the community will support us in our search,” said Hannah Sessions, president of the market’s board of directors.