Thursday, August 7, 2014

WVTK Local & State News August 7, 2014

Police in Granville are looking for two missing teenage girls. Both 16-year-old Rachel Miltenberg and 14-year-old Bernadette Doyle were camping with a program called True North in Granville's National Forest. They were last seen late last night. Counselors reported them missing this morning. Indications are that the two willingly ran away from the camp. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Construction begins tomorrow morning in Middlebury on South Street from Main Street to 8 South Street. The Town of Middlebury Highway Department will be removing the asphalt and sub-base material from a section of the southbound. This work is necessary to stabilize the roadway in preparation for repaving later in the month. The north end of South Street will be reduced to one lane during construction. Traffic control personnel will be on site throughout the day to minimize disruption to motorists.

Police in Bristol are investigating a burglary that occurred on Monday at a home on Main Street. Authorities believe the suspect removed the screen to the front window sometime between Sunday Night at 5:30 and Monday morning before 8:30. Police urge anyone with information about the crime to call them at 453-2533.

Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding says Vermont General Fund revenues came in almost 1.8 percent below forecasts in July. Spaulding released Vermont's monthly revenue report earlier today. In July, the first month of the fiscal year, General Fund revenues were about $1.8 million below projections. Spaulding says the results reinforce the need to implement a spending reduction plan. The state had projected this year's state revenues to grow 4.8 percent over last year, but last month officials reduced that estimate to 3 percent, leaving the state with about $31 million less to spend.

Next Tuesday, at 7 p.m., the Addison Selectboard will be holding a public hearing to discuss changes to the town plan. The changes would allow Addison to adopt some new zoning laws that have been on hold since late last year. Planning commission members say they hope to hear from as many residents as possible during the upcoming discussion on rewriting the plan.