October 9th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — In a wide-ranging discussion with the Independent, Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott shared his ideas on making Vermont a more affordable place to live, improving the state’s economy and learning more about single-payer health care (see story here).
MIDDLEBURY — A Ferrisburgh man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to three misdemeanor drug-related charges after having been stopped by Vermont State Police while driving along Route 17 in New Haven on July 10.
Chase L. Gallison, 23, of Ferrisburgh is answering to charges of driving under the influence of drugs; possession of under 200 milligrams of heroin; and possession of a depressant/stimulant/narcotic.
NEW HAVEN — Cars packed the parking lot on the west side of Route 7 in New Haven Junction this past weekend. Sure, some people hit the highway to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather, but others came for the grand opening of Rack & Reel, a hunting and sporting goods store.
“The community has been beyond receptive,” co-owner Bridget Kipp said. “So many people have come in here thanking us, saying it was needed in the area, and that they’ll be back.”
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Integrated Architecture, P.C. (VIA) announces that Jean Terwilliger AIA, NCARB, LEED AP H has joined the firm as a project architect.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Downtown Community Partnership (BDCP) announced today organizational changes to help further its work for the coming year. Board Chair Carolyn Ashby said Executive Director Kate Selby will be leaving that position to join the board, where she will develop the organization’s efforts on new methods for fundraising. After a series of meetings with people at the state level for the Designated Downtown program, Selby and the board agreed on a course of action.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has won a few races during his lifetime, primarily as a stock car driver at the Thunder Road SpeedBowl. But the Berlin Republican is currently focused on winning a different kind of race — for re-election as lieutenant governor against Progressive Dean Corren of Burlington.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard agreed on Tuesday to apply for a state grant that could help a town slaughterhouse remain in business — and eventually follow through on a plan to move to Middlebury.
At the request of Middlebury Business Development Director Jamie Gaucher, the board on Tuesday moved to apply for a $25,000 infrastructure grant from the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services.
MIDDLBURY — Zach Bechhoeffer is only 18, but he can already lay claim to being a visionary of sorts. It was in 2011 when Bechhoeffer, then a Middlebury Union High School freshman, called for creation of an electronics club at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.