BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Dec. 18 approved funding for the Bristol Fire Department to purchase six new vehicle extrication coveralls.
Brett LaRose, the first assistant chief of the outfit, said that the fire department had previously purchased 30 suits, but some have been removed from service due to wear and tear.
LaRose said that he spoke with several vendors, and the best quote he received for the coveralls was $2,772. The selectboard approved an appropriation in that amount.
ADDISON — Members of the Addison planning commission and selectboard reached at least a tentative consensus last week that planners should turn their attention away from updating zoning regulations and toward updating the town plan before it expires late next summer.
Planning commission chairman Frank Galgano said and selectboard chairman Jeff Kauffman confirmed that the members of the two boards at a Dec. 16 planning meeting also agreed that the Addison Development Review Board should in the meantime rely on the town’s 2007 zoning laws.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is tentatively scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, to discuss a conflict of interest complaint brought against Selectman Victor Nuovo in connection with his recent votes on a proposal to build a new municipal building and recreation center.
Here are the main fuel assistance programs available for Vermonters:
Crisis Fuel Assistance
This is for folks in danger of running out of fuel for home heating, or who may have received a disconnect notice from the utility company. This program provides help to homeowners or renters who pay for their heat or who have heat included in their rent. The program can also help eligible people repair or replace their furnace. A family of four may earn up to $3,926 per month to qualify.
BRISTOL — A group raising funds for a new playground on the Bristol town green has reached its goal of $11,000.
The Bristol Green Playground Committee used the fundraising website Indiegogo to solicit funds. As of press time, the group had reached raised $12,390. The fundraising period ends Friday.
“This is fantastic,” committee member Darla Senecal said. “To be able to come up with this in such a short time, it’s bolstering.”
As of Tuesday, 134 different people donated to the project.
BRANDON — Following the Governor’s Summit on Oct. 29and the unveiling of Vermont’s Early Childhood Framework, the public is invited to participate in putting into action the six goals of the framework.
ADDISON COUNTY —Middlebury saw action in local high school boys’ basketball on Monday night, as other games were postponed.
MUHS (0-2) dropped its second close home game, 46-39, to Colchester. The Lakers’ Ricky Giroux came up with six of his game-high 14 points in overtime to help his team even its record at 2-2.
The game was tied at 37-37 at the end of the fourth quarter. Cullen Hathaway tallied a team-high 11 points for the Tigers, who will seek their first win at Montpelier on Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball on Monday night, Mount Abraham won a key Division II matchup, while Middlebury came up just short of its first victory.
The Vergennes girls’ Monday home game vs. Mt. Mansfield was postponed; no new date was immediately announced. The Otter Valley girls’ game at Springfield was postponed to Jan. 25 and will be played at OV; OV’s Feb. 14 home game will be moved to Springfield.