July 21st, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — As summer winds on, the buzz continues to grow around the Midd Summer Festival, scheduled for Aug. 6 in the Marble Works in Middlebury.
Organizers say more than 40 Vermont beer, wine, cider, cheese and producers of other goods have signed on for the festival, which will take place from 3 to 7 p.m., rain or shine, and will feature live music.
NEW HAVEN — Burlington-based Cross Pollination Inc. reached a major milestone toward its proposed 2.2 megawatt solar power project off Route 7 in New Haven when on July 8 the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) issued a certificate of public good.
But New Haven resident John Madden, saying the project would ruin the aesthetics of the region, asked the PSB to reconsider or alter its July 8 order. Within 10 days that a certificate of public good is issued, there is a window for individuals to file a motion of reconsideration.
ST. ALBANS — School taxes are the missing piece in an ongoing effort to revamp Vermont’s tax structure, according to Rep. Carolyn Branagan, R-Georgia. To remedy that problem the state recently hired a California firm to study the state’s education taxes.
Earlier this year, a blue ribbon tax commission released an analysis and recommendations for the state income and sales taxes.
With a nod to the crazy cult filmmaker John Waters and the bizarre list of the 101 things he loves from his book “Crackpot,” I present to you my own (much milder) list of 54 things I love from a beautiful summer night in Addison County.
As the March 2012 expiration date of Vermont Yankee’s certificate of public good from the state of Vermont comes ever closer, the future of the nuclear power plant will be determined by legal, regulatory and economic issues that will play out in the months ahead.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team concluded its regular season on Tuesday with a 3-2, non-league win over the visiting Outlaws, a talented AAU team based in Chittenden County.
The young AC team enters this weekend’s Legion state championship tournament at Castleton State College with an overall mark of 10-7 after defeating the 20-9 Outlaws.
Moby Dick the woodchuck is back.
No, he is not an albino woodchuck. He just keeps resurfacing. At the moment, he looms larger than life in my tiny garden. I analyze the damage in the morning, raise my fist, and mutter epithets toward the sky — though he’s a groundhog. There’s no question I’d like to shoot him, but I can’t. We live in town.
ADDISON — Members of the greater Addison community were working this week to help out Val and Tim Birchmore and their five kids, who lost their home on Lake Street in West Addison to a fire last Saturday night.
Around 75 firefighters from five towns rushed to the fire, which started around 7 p.m. Addison Fire Chief Chris Mullis said on Monday that the fire was under investigation, but that it appears to have started with an outside gas grill on the back porch. It spread to the house and quickly took off.