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Monkton’s rescue squad set to relaunch this June

Posted on May 13, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — After more than a year without first response service, Monkton is poised to get its rescue squad back.

Four Monkton EMTs, led by assistant fire chief Kevin Alexander, are applying for licensure from the Vermont Department of Health and hope to be up and running in June.

 “It’ll bring quicker response time,” said Alexander, an EMT who serves with Bristol Rescue in addition to his service with the Monkton Fire Department. “There’s definitely a need.”

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Monkton says no thanks to new town office for third time

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Monkton voters on Town Meeting Day rejected two bonds related to their municipal facilities — one for the third time.

A $1 million bond to fund a new town hall and library on a parcel the town owns on Monkton Ridge was defeated by a margin of 287-225. Monkton voters also rejected a $120,000 bond for an extension to the fire facility on States Prison Hollow Road by just 12 votes, 260-248.

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Monkton landowners wary of pipeline plan

Posted on February 25, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MONKTON — Last August was the first time Beverly Latreille, 82, of Rotax Road in Monkton heard of it. The man who came to her door was working for an engineering firm that had been hired by Vermont Gas Systems, the South Burlington natural gas company now planning to build a 42-mile, $72 million pipeline extension through Addison County to Ticonderoga, N.Y.

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Monkton to vote on new town hall, library

Posted on February 25, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — On Town Meeting Day, Monkton voters will be asked to consider a $1 million bond to fund the construction of a new town hall and library on the 5-acre parcel of land on Monkton Ridge that the town purchased with funds raised through a 2006 bond. Town officials say the current town hall and library are insufficient for Monkton’s growing needs.

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Early morning fire destroys Monkton horse barn

Posted on February 24, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Police are looking for help in determining the origin of a fire that consumed a horse barn in Monkton early Sunday morning.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Feb. 24 the Monkton Fire Department responded to a fire at 271 White Ridge Lane in Monkton. The fire was reported after a Monkton resident saw an “orange glow” in the area of White Ridge Lane.

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Monkton DRB rejects quarry proposal

Posted on February 11, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Monkton’s Development Review Board has denied a contentious application for a 39.5-acre quarry proposed by Michael and Allan Brisson’s Brisson Stone LLC because the quarry would have extracted bedrock and crushed it for gravel, which the board said was prohibited. The quarry was to be managed by David Shlansky’s Burchfield Management Company.

Brisson Stone and Burchfield will likely appeal the Monkton DRB’s decision to the Vermont Environmental Court, Allan Brisson told the Independent in a telephone interview.

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Regulators push back on Vermont Gas schedule for pipeline extension

Posted on February 4, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONTPELIER — At a pre-hearing conference last Wednesday, the Vermont Public Service Board pushed back on Vermont Gas Systems’ preferred schedule for its proposed natural gas pipeline.

The PSB told VGS that its schedule for the pipeline, which would bring Canadian natural gas through Addison County to customers in Vergennes and Middlebury and also to  International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y., was too aggressive.

The pipeline’s route from Chittenden County through Monkton has been the subject of heated dispute in recent weeks.

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Vt. Gas to move pipeline back to VELCO route

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — After weeks of heated dispute between Vermont Gas Systems and Monkton town officials over the path of a proposed natural gas pipeline, the parties involved may be nearing a compromise — though not all residents are satisfied.

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Monkton gives pipeline execs an earful; Vermont Gas promises change

Posted on January 14, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Cars filled the parking lot of the Monkton Firehouse and lined the shoulder of States Prison Hollow Road for some distance in either direction last Thursday evening. Inside, the building was filled to capacity with citizens ready to give senior management from Vermont Gas Systems a piece of their mind about the South Burlington company’s proposed route for a natural gas pipeline.

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CD brings Monkton's past to life in song

Posted on January 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Residents of Monkton can now own a piece of local history created last year by Monkton Central School students and Pete Sutherland, the well-known and much-loved Vermont musician and songwriter.

The “Songs from Monkton Yore” CD, available at the Willowell Foundation website, features five songs that bring aspects of Monkton’s past to life, including the kaolin mining industry and the agricultural lifestyle of the town’s first residents.

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