It’s noteworthy that of the many remembrances friends, neighbors and colleagues had of the late state Rep. Greg Clark, his sense of humor, his broad smile and his ability to make people laugh and feel good were among the first mentioned. What better tribute than to know the days of other people’s lives were brightened by your presence.
Vergennes residents might initially be wary that a 19-bed residential treatment facility for young women who are battling drug addiction and/or “self-injury behaviors” might soon occupy the former Briarwood Manor nursing home in Vergennes, but initial reports look promising and we think area residents will be comforted as they learn more about the operation and its plans.
VERGENNES — Longtime state Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, died on Friday, Nov. 30, after being struck by a southbound vehicle while scraping ice off his windshield at the side of Route 7 on Woodman’s Hill just south of Vergennes. He was 65.
Emergency responders were called to the scene at around 7:30 a.m. and immediately performed CPR on a critically injured Clark, who was taken to Porter Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Editor's note: For full details on the accident and community reaction, see our update here.
VERGENNES — Rep. Greg Clark, 65, a long-time Republican legislator from Vergennes, was killed in a car crash this morning.
MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury possesses an abundance of downtown parking options, but locals, visitors and area workers continue to compete for “prime” spots in the Main Street area, resulting in low turnover of key spots near shops that a $5 parking fine and limited enforcement is not deterring.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union Middle and High School officials will spend the next few weeks sharpening their pencils in an effort to reduce a draft UD-3 budget of about $16.7 million that would represent a 3.8 percent increase compared to this year’s spending plan of roughly $16.1 million.
And any major cuts will likely come with some pain, administrators noted, as a vast majority of a proposed roughly $612,000 increase is associated with fixed costs.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at a Tuesday public information meeting at the city fire station released for the first time purchase price details of their proposed North Main Street site for a new police station, and they updated funding plans for what is estimated as a $1.75 million project.
They told a gathering of about two-dozen residents, plus Police Chief George Merkel and several members of his department, that the chosen parcel could cost up to $259,000.
CORNWALL — While consumers throughout the country continue to recover from the frenzied shopping experiences that were Black Friday and Cyber Monday, leaders of the Cornwall Congregational Church are quietly organizing what could appropriately be called “Alternative Saturday,” a Dec. 1 opportunity for people to purchase the gift of basic necessities for people struggling just to survive.