Ilsley Public Library trustees asked the Middlebury Select Board to consider the expansion of the proposed Municipal Building by 3,000 to 4,000 square feet to accommodate a new children’s library.
The Middlebury Select Board appointed Chris Zeoli, owner of Chris Zeoli Tree Service located on South Street Extension, as Middleburys new town tree warden. The appointment was made official at a Board meeting in November.
Vermont scored above the national average in five of six categories of a new National Health Security Preparedness Index that measures a state’s ability to protect public health in the event of epidemics, foodborne disease outbreaks, terrorism and other emergencies.
The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it will base the F-35 program in Burlington with the Vermont Air National Guard.
Middlebury College and award-winning Orion magazine are teaming up to launch the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, a unique forum modeled after Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
In the Vermont School Boards Association’s October 2013 newsletter, Paul Cillo claimed that “Vermont is getting its money’s worth” in education, based on the 2012 Picus report.
United Nations Report
In a world where politicians and potentates clog the media with pre-packaged sound bites, yammer with a staccato of political chatter, or drone on with endless explanations of subjects even they forgot, it’s heartening to see a former British Prime Minister act the role of statesman and sage. Thus, after the sonorous drone of the recent U.N. General debate, it’s a pleasure hearing Tony Blair address key global issues with passion, verve, and dedication.
Public education is foundational to our democracy. It is the way that we assure our children acquire the skills, information, and understanding that will equip them to thrive in their personal and work lives and to contribute to life in a free society.
The first event of the Green Mt. Power College Lecture Series will be held Dec. 3, kicking off collaboration between the area’s four colleges and the utility's new Energy Innovation Center located on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland. The event is free and open to the public.
At a recent Middlebury Select Board meeting, Creek Road resident Alpine Bingham presented an alternative proposal for relocating the Middlebury Town Offices and Recreation facilities—as a single facility—on the Sabourin property located across U.S. Route 7 from the Shea Motors Chevrolet dealership.
"Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to shift your money from Wall Street to Main Street and achieve real prosperity."
United Nations Report
The super Typhoon Haiyan which swept across the central Philippines left a brutal legacy of death, destruction and dislocation in its wake.
It seems you can’t go many places without running into someone over the age of 55 talking about Obama Care and their own personal health-care concerns.
The towns of Middlebury and Weybridge are co-hosting an alternatives presentation public meeting Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m., at the Middlebury Town Offices at 94 Main St. The meeting will present possible alternatives for sidewalks and other improvements in both towns.
The Ethan Allen Institute
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has topped 16,000. Wall Street investors, who were hammered when the mortgage debt implosion drove the DJIA down to 7,608 just four and a half years ago, are exultant. So is almost everyone who owns exchange-traded investments, 401ks, IRAs, and pension funds.
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