October 14th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has approved a “memorandum of agreement” with Vermont Gas Systems, a document that defines the town’s safety, security, traffic control, emergency training and management demands for the Phase I natural gas pipeline project if it is ultimately approved by the Vermont Public Service Board.
The selectboard voted, 5-1, on Oct. 8, with member Susan Shashok opposed and member Travis Forbes absent, to approve the memorandum of agreement.
Holley Burfoot-Rochford and Neil Benjamin were married in Holley’s hometown, East Middlebury, at the Waybury Inn this past Aug. 10.
After graduating from Northeastern University, Holley lived in California, Oregon and Indiana, where she received her master’s degree in social work. She made her way back to the East Coast, taking a job at Williams College as the assistant director of the children’s center.
BRISTOL — An architect/design firm has presented the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union School Board with three options for updating the 40-year old Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School building that are estimated to range in cost from $11.6 million to $26.9 million.
The board is seeking members of the public to serve on a committee that would investigate the options.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series that highlights the people and programs of the Charter House Coalition. Cate Costley, a junior at Middlebury College, worked this past summer with the coalition.
By CATE COSTLEY
VERGENNES — Robyn Yoder had grown weary of living in a troubled home and decided earlier this year that it was time for a change.
“I moved away from my family of struggling addicts. I needed to cleanse my life from that,” she said on Thursday.
So Yoder, 24, and her boyfriend, Josh Gordon, 26, moved from southern Vermont to the Vergennes area, where Gordon was raised.
BRISTOL — Friends of the theater program at Mount Abraham Union High School held their ninth annual Duck Race on Saturday, Oct. 5, as a fundraiser for the Bristol school’s fall musical.
A maximum of 500 ducks are sold every year by committed parents and friends of the musical tradition, yielding much-needed financial support for the November theater event that includes over a hundred middle and high school students annually.
BRISTOL — The One World Library Project, located at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, will present “Land of the Midnight Sun: Summer Travels to the Arctic,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. At this free presentation, Charlotte resident Jim Squires will show some of his spectacular images of the Arctic landscape and will talk about the adventure of a lifetime that took him to Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago above the Arctic Circle.