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September 1st, 2014
VERMONT — The state’s transmission utility has set a price for Vermont Gas to use its utility corridor as part of Phase 1 of its natural gas pipeline extension through Addison County.
Vermont Gas spokesman Steve Wark late last month said the company intends to pay $450,000 for about 51 acres within the utility corridor. The price includes access roads, he said.
VERGENNES — The Vermont Department of Health will host a regional follow-up to the Governor’s Summit on Opiate Addiction from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at St. Peter’s Parish Hall at 85 Maple St. in Vergennes.
The agenda will include an overview of Addison County’s substance abuse treatment options and drug-related crime data; an overview of Rutland’s “Project Vision”; and an opportunity for input into how to move treatment programs forward.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new publication and video to provide agricultural employers and workers with simple, clear information on the laws governing employment of agricultural and farm workers.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Monday heard a few North Main Street and downtown business and building owners express concerns about restrictions in the proposed Vergennes city plan update.
Plans do not create zoning, but form the basis on which zoning laws are written. Vergennes’ 2009 plan is set to expire on Sept. 29.
BURLINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, flanked by Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch at a press conference in Burlington last Thursday, announced a new dairy insurance program to protect farmers against volatile price swings.
“I would urge farmers to sign up to this program for $100,” Leahy said. “It is a great investment and a chance to stop the boom and bust cycle we have.”
BURLINGTON — With the stunning vista of Lake Champlain at his back, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Thursday that the federal government will spend up to $45 million to protect the lake and its watershed.
MIDDLEBURY — The past eight years have been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride for Connor Homes, a Middlebury-based builder of historic reproduction “kit” homes.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Adult Learning in Middlebury has a new center coordinator. Joseph Przyperhart joined the team on June 9, and hopes to help Middlebury VAL increase its presence in the community.
Przyperhart replaced retiring Joe LaRosa, who was the head of Middlebury VAL for two and a half years.