October 3rd, 2013
In the ongoing discussion of the proposed municipal building in Middlebury, which tentatively has a bond vote set for December, an important assurance was made this week by the selectboard: It would delay the vote if it feels residents are not adequately informed.
Ever think the federal government shutdown won’t matter to you, your neighbors or the state? Consider some of the statewide effects:
• About 4,200 federal employees work in Vermont; of those it’s estimated about 1,000 are subject to furlough — meaning they are laid off without pay.
• Of the 1,000 National Guard members in Vermont, about 450 are now on furlough.
Our family rarely goes out to eat these days. It’s not so much a matter of expense (although that’s certainly a factor with six mouths to feed); the expense of eating out is counterbalanced by the benefit of having a break from cooking. My economist husband would put it in terms of “opportunity cost:” a few extra dollars may be worth it if it saves you the time, energy and stress of preparing a meal.
FERRISBURGH — An $18,000 federal grant awarded to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will allow museum staff to offer the region’s teachers free hands-on, on-the-water training, and the materials they need to in turn offer that same outdoor ecology education to their students over the next two years.
Independent photographer Trent Campbell snapped these shots at the Middlebury/CVU football game Sept. 27. Middlebury won the game, 42-7.
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MONTPELIER — The four Addison Northwest Supervisory Union schools are among the 27 Vermont elementary, middle and high schools chosen to participate in field testing the Smarter Balanced Assessment System, a new computer-based educational testing program that will replace the state’s current NECAP tests for Math and English Language Arts in the spring of 2015.
MIDDLEBURY — The man accused in a string of burglaries committed in Addison County earlier this year faced additional charges this past Wednesday in Vermont Superior Court’s Criminal Division in Middlebury — and was again denied bail.
According to court documents, Raymond Ritchie, 37, of Addison was arraigned Sept. 25 for four more felony counts of burglary, each of which carry a potential life sentence because of his seven prior felony convictions, one from 2005 and six from 2001.