July 14th, 2011
BRISTOL — The Bristol Planning Commission moved quickly through the new town draft at its Tuesday meeting where planners came to consensus on language, data and formatting used in sections one through 11.
During the session there was little debate and public comments were few, but the planners decided to aim for a Sept. 20 public hearing to gather input on the new town plan draft.
Editor’s note: Each summer Middlebury College hosts 10 language schools, which draw students and instructors from around the world. This is the first in a series where the Addison Independent asks some of our foreign guests for their impressions of their temporary summer homes.
MIDDLEBURY — Every summer for the past four years, Qunhu Li makes the more-than-15-hour journey from Tianjin, China, to Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — This summer is bringing some major retail changes to downtown Middlebury, with two Main Street stores moving; another closing; and a new shop opening on Merchants Row.
Conducting moving sales right now are Green Mountain Shoe & Apparel and Otter Creek Used Books, both located in the Lazarus Building at the corner of Main Street and Printer’s Alley.
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) trustees will meet next month to discuss future operations of the organization in wake of the resignation of its most recent executive director, Josh Phillips.
Trustees stressed that MALT will continue what has been a 24-year run as a local conservation organization, but noted that Phillips’ departure presents a good opportunity for some bureaucratic introspection.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Aquatic Club had two swim meets last week, hosting Edge Swim Club on Tuesday and visiting Essex on Thursday. The Panthers won in their home meet when Edge forfeited due to not bringing the required officials, and lost to Essex 384-114.
The Panthers won 20 races against Edge, with the under-10 boys winning all four individual events and both relay races, free and medley. The Panthers won five backstroke and breaststroke events, taking two butterfly races and three freestyle races. They won five relay races overall.
VERGENNES — Vergennes teens looking to keep their brains active during the summer months without missing out on fun and games need look no further than the Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) program now taking place at Vergennes Union High School.
SAIL is a summer enrichment program that offers numerous classes designed to be both educational and exciting for students from 7th to 11th grade.
BRISTOL — After five months of heavy editing, the Bristol Planning Commission has released a new draft of the town plan for the first time since it took a public poll on Town Meeting Day about gravel extraction, which found town sentiment solidly against language in the commission’s February 9 draft.