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March 29th, 2015
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday arrested an Addison man who they say robbed two Vergennes financial institutions — the first on Friday, March 13, and the second just this past Friday.
Police arrested Ricky D. Putnam, 44, and cited him for two counts of robbery — of the Peoples United Bank at the corner of Main and Maple streets on the 13th and of the Vermont Federal Credit Union at 100 Panton Road on the UTC Aerospace facility on the 27th.
VERGENNES — Vermont Federal Credit Union in Vergennes was robbed on Friday afternoon, a patron of the financial institution said.
Vermont State and Vergennes police in brief phone conversations confirmed the robbery of a Vergennes bank but could not could not confirm to the Independent which one.
A patron of the Vermont Federal Credit Union branch in Middlebury said she overheard a phone conversation at around 4:15 p.m. involving credit union employees talking about a robbery at the Vergennes branch.
FERRISBURGH — State troopers on Friday morning arrested seven people — four adult men and three minor girls — in connection with a series of break-ins at camps in Ferrisburgh.
The adults arrested are: 19-year-old Seamus C. Doolan of Essex Junction; Brian J. MacKenzie, 18, of South Burlington; Nathan P. Morrill, 20, of Burlington and Matthew J. Shepardson, 21, of Hinesburg. Police issued juvenile citations to the girls and released them into the custody of their parents.
LINCOLN — A majority of faculty and staff within the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Monday supported a vote of no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers’ union said.
Hours after making that announcement on Tuesday, the union, the Addison Northeast Education Association, delivered to the ANeSU board the results of a climate survey it conducted, which found that staff disagree with administrators on a number of key issues.
BRISTOL — Vermont’s highest court late last Friday ruled that a lower court had erred in approving a proposed gravel pit in Bristol in a ruling hailed as a win by project opponents. It is the latest — but perhaps not the last — twist in a case that has wound its way through the courts since 2003.
BRANDON — Brandon Town Manager Robin Bennett has resigned after reaching a $12,578 settlement in principle with the town that officially closes the book on her 18-month tenure.
The deal was announced following a brief executive session of the Brandon selectboard on Monday morning at the Brandon Town Hall. The move comes two weeks after the board placed Bennett on administrative leave following a performance evaluation over several weeks.
MIDDLEBURY — Greg’s Meat Market — a much-beloved, independently owned neighborhood supermarket operating at 3 Elm St. in Middlebury since 1981 — could be on the verge of closing its doors, perhaps as soon as this weekend, according to some sources.
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh road foreman John Bull now projects, after this winter’s harsh weather, that the town’s new highway garage will be ready in mid-May.
Residents approved in December of 2013 an $850,000 bond to pay for most of the $1.05 million, 5,940-square-foot, six-bay Ferrisburgh garage.
Initially, plans called for a fall completion date, but after typical delays in design and construction, Bull said earlier this week it was best to slow things down during this past untypical winter.