June 26th, 2014
BRANDON — The majority of Brandon voters voted “no” again on Tuesday, defeating the proposed municipal budget for the third time this year despite an impassioned plea from the selectboard chair. The tally was 376-671.
Three articles establishing $60,000 in three separate funds for specific purposes were also defeated.
On Wednesday morning, the board held an emergency meeting warned 24 hours before to figure out next steps, which will include cutting services and personnel as the end of the fiscal year looms on June 30.
MIDDLEBURY-June starts the summer theater season, so turn off the TV and come to Town Hall Theater for Middlebury Actors Workshop’s latest sampler of one-act plays, “Summer Shorts.” This six-pack of comedies opens Thursday, June 26, for five performances, including a Saturday matinee.
NEW HAVEN — Don and Cheryl Mitchell knew they had found a jewel when they purchased their 130-acre farm in New Haven back in 1972. They raised their two children surrounded by rolling pastureland, majestic cliffs, stunning foliage and a flock of sheep that the couple continues to raise.
SALISBURY — An Addison County Superior Court judge has ordered a Salisbury man held without bail as he prepares to answer to a count of aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping, stemming from allegations filed against him this past spring by a former live-in girlfriend.
VERGENNES — Vergennes residents on Monday will have a chance to learn more about and weigh in on a new municipal plan that city officials are calling an update to the 2009 plan, not a rewrite.
The city planning commission has set a public hearing on the updated plan at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 30, in the Vergennes fire department basement meeting room.
Planning commission chairman Shannon Haggett handed a two-page summary of proposed changes to the Vergennes City Council on June 17, and that summary will be available at Monday’s meeting.
Here’s an idea that could help the water quality in Lake Champlain. Make the lake part of the newly designated National Water Trails System. The upside is it could bring federal aid to the cause. The downside is it would inevitably make the lake more crowded and less enjoyable for those Vermonters (and others) who recreate on the lake.
Still, if it’s an idea that could help clean up lake pollution and improve the water quality, it should be seriously considered.
Case Number: 12345
Patient: G. Dennis
Age: 61, going on 10
Primary symptoms: Smiles far too often. Breathes deeply of the June breeze. Prone to random, pointless walks outdoors. Delusions about the length of the current season.
Dear Dr. Freud:
I write to refer to you a patient, a Mr. G. Dennis, whose ailments are too serious for me to deal with as a psychotherapist. I trust him to your care in hopes your methods can help this poor soul.
Gov. Peter Shumlin is unlikely to face vigorous opposition when campaigning for a third term this fall. The Progressives decided not to nominate a gubernatorial candidate. The Republicans could not find a mainstream candidate until right at the filing deadline, when Scott Milne announced he would enter the race.
The Republicans were unable to find candidates for many offices. The GOP recruited candidates for only two of the six statewide offices, 15 of the 30 Senate seats, and 79 of the 150 House seats.