June 27th, 2013
I have a very clear idea of when my passion for fishing began. And it was all my father’s fault.
It was late May, three weeks before my ninth birthday. My father took me on a wilderness fishing and camping trip to the famed Allagash River in northern Maine. There was plenty of time for momentum to build in my young mind. Each of the previous four years my father had taken one of my older brothers on the trip, in alternating turns, as I impatiently awaited the age when I (the youngest of three sons) would be deemed old enough to join the rotation.
Middlebury resident Nancy Malcolm was honored Tuesday night as the Outstanding Citizen by the Better Middlebury Partnership. It’s no surprise. She’s involved with her community like few others are. She’s also smart, tenacious, focused and doesn’t take “No” for an answer. And, importantly, she works on projects and ideas the community needs.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes city council on Tuesday adopted a 2013-2014 municipal tax rate of 63.5 cents, up by 1.43 cents from the 2012-2013 levy needed to pay for city services, but not schools.
The increase of 1.43 cents will translate to $14.30 of additional taxes per $100,000 of assessed value, or $28.60 on a $200,000 home.
It is only the second increase in the municipal portion of the city tax rate since 2008. A year ago the council added two cents to the rate, the first change since 2008.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury taxpayers will start paying for their new and upgraded firehouses this year.
At their Tuesday meeting, the Middlebury selectboard approved a 5.5 percent increase in the municipal tax rate for the fiscal year that begins July 1, an increase that Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay attributed mostly to the first payments on substantial updates to the town’s two firehouses.