February 9th, 2016
About nine months ago, my husband and I decided to start looking for a place to live during our sabbatical in Berkeley, California. Sitting at home in Vermont, we assumed it would be no problem to find a furnished rental home for a family with four young children and a dog, within walking distance of UC Berkeley, on an assistant professor’s salary.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
BRISTOL — The one contested race on the Bristol ballot this Town Meeting Day will be for a three-year seat on the town selectboard.
Incumbent Brian Fox, the current selectboard chair, is running for re-election against challengers Joshua Clark and Ted Lylis.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department wants to re-establish its police dog program, an undertaking that would require an approximately $50,000 up-front investment from the community.
MONTPELIER — After listening to hours of testimony on the good the bad and the ugly that school districts have endured trying to build budgets under a spending cap under Act 46, the House Committee on Education on Tuesday voted in favor of raising the spending threshold for every school district in the state by 0.9 percent for FY 2017.
The fix is meant to accommodate an unforeseen increase in health care costs and it has the support of Speaker of the House Shap Smith.
BRISTOL — On Town Meeting Day, Bristol residents will see only one contested election — a three-way race for a three-year term on the selectboard (see story here).
But there is a full slate of candidates running unopposed for seats on school boards. Write-in candidates do sometimes win elections.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials are rallying behind a plan to temporarily relocate the Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) bus stop and shelter from Merchants Row to a spot on South Pleasant Street, which would be converted to one way, southbound (toward Cross Street).