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July 21st, 2016
SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on Tuesday voted 92 to 61 against repealing a new firearms ordinance intended to promote safety in the most populous parts of town.
The new law, unanimously endorsed by the Salisbury selectboard back on April 26 — prohibits “the firing or discharge of a firearm … within a safety zone of 200 feet from any residence, building or camper in the High Density Residential/Village Center (HDR district), or the Lakeshore District Areas.”
MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to a huge new piece of machinery, the Cabot manufacturing plant in Middlebury’s industrial park will be able to process 4,000 more pounds of cheese curd per hour than the 8,000 pounds the current machine handles.
That’s as much weight as a fully grown great white shark or a large family car … every hour.
In Vermont, where cheese season never ends, that’s an announcement worth moo-ing about.
MIDDLEBURY — Several area businesses will be teaming up to raise money for the Middlebury Fire Department on Saturday, July 23, as part of a fundraiser in honor of former firefighter Adam Myers. Myers was a dedicated member of the Middlebury Fire Department until his tragic death in a car accident on July 20, 2011. He left behind a loving wife, two sons, friends and family, as well as a legacy of community service.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Democratic state Sen. Peter Galbraith of Townsend is perhaps best known for the role he played as a diplomat on the international stage during much of the 1990s. As the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, Galbraith helped negotiate an end to the Slavic nation’s war for independence.
Though he still likes to globetrot, Galbraith, 65, wants to use his networking skills closer to home, as governor of the state of Vermont.
BRISTOL — Who in Vermont or in the entire English-speaking world has not delighted in the whimsical flights of “Alice in Wonderland?” From July 22-24, Bristol’s Holley Hall will host a production of Lewis Carroll’s imaginative fantasy as a benefit for the Lawrence Memorial Library. The play was adapted for the stage from the original story by Jim Stapleton and is directed by Melissa Jennison.
LINCOLN — More than 50 people turned out at the Lincoln Community School on Monday to react to a new report detailing how the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union could switch to a new governance structure in which one board would govern all ANeSU schools under a single K-12 budget.
After almost two hours of discussion, participants left members of the ANeSU Act 46 Study Committee that crafted that plan with a lot of questions to answer during the months leading up to a scheduled Nov. 8 referendum on the unification proposal.