July 28th, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — Opponents of the Vermont Gas pipeline that is being laid from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes said on Thursday that they will block construction of the pipeline on Friday morning.
The activist group Rising Tide Vermont sent out a press release saying that Friday’s action will take place along the pipeline route in Addison County but did not give specifics.
ADDISON — Imagine you’re on a boat. Fog swirls gently above the grey morning waters of Lake Champlain, and you’re drifting at ease on the glassy surface.
Then, in the distance, you see it — a dark, hulking figure undulating across the lake. Its body appears in small bumps above the surface as it travels.
Maybe it’s a sturgeon. The prehistoric species has had plenty of time to grow to a gargantuan size in the lake, which itself has been around for more than 10,000 years.
MIDDLEBURY — Bob Myrick was the picture of tranquility among a sea of excited faces assembled in the lobby of the Middlebury municipal building Tuesday evening for the long-anticipated solution to a local mystery.
What was in the 77-year-old time capsule found in a cornerstone of the old municipal gym now being demolished at 94 Main Street?
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 — The Middlebury Natural Foods Cooperative is seeking permission to renovate and expand its retail store at 9 Washington St. by around 3,000 square feet in an effort to keep pace with a steady surge in business.
The Middlebury Development Review Board took its first look at the MNFC proposal on Monday and will continue its evaluation on Monday, Aug. 8, according to board Chairman Kevin Newton.
“From my perspective, it looks like something we would approve,” he said on Tuesday.
MIDDLEBURY — Amtrak prides itself on having more than an 80-percent track record for punctuality when it comes to its “Vermonter” train route from St. Albans to Washington, D.C.
But punctuality is not a term being used to describe the timetable for replacement of Middlebury’s two rail bridges, as local officials confirmed the massive, $40 million project is likely to be delayed yet again.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Monday adopted a fiscal year 2016-2017 residential tax rate that is 7.01 cents, or about 3.7 percent, higher than the 2015-2016 rate.
The town’s new residential rate is $1.9701 per $100 of property value, up from exactly $1.90 in 2015-2016.
For homeowners who pay based solely on the value of their property, the increase will mean another $70.10 in taxes per each $100,000 of assessed value.