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New chief takes reins at job-training program

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The latest Northlands Job Corps center director is a high-ranking, 18-year U.S. Coast Guard veteran who crossed the country seven times during his service years before making another trip across the continent from Oregon to take over the Vergennes job training center.

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Latest Job Corps operator seeks to improve Northlands

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With a new center director on board, and updated agreement with Vergennes police signed and an active Community Relations Council, the company that took over Northlands Job Corps in December 2013 believes the pieces are in place for the federal job training center in Vergennes to begin making substantial progress.

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Police arrest suspect in two Vergennes bank robberies

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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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.

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Accident victim making strides in recovery

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to some great medical care, a supportive family and a lot of good friends, local three-year-old Charlotte McConnell is on a solid road to recovery after having been seriously injured by a car traveling on Weybridge Street a year ago.

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Middlebury man creates popular comic book

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — By day, Jeremy Holt can often be found troubleshooting computers at Middlebury-area public schools.

By night, he creates superheroes that can be seen in his original comic books that are gaining a national and even international following.

Holt, 32, began writing comic books almost seven years ago.

“I kind of fell into it by accident,” he said.

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Ferrisburgh ice rink, recreation center project gaining momentum

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — After about three years and $37,000 of fundraising, the Ferrisburgh recreation facility is ready for a major step forward.

Already, the volunteer committee has created a 45-by-90-foot skating rink that the students from the nearby Ferrisburgh Central School have used on a regular basis over the past couple winters, as have many local residents.

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Credit Union in Vergennes is robbed

Posted on March 27, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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.

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ANeSU teachers: We have no confidence in Adams

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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.

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Supreme Court rules against Lathrop gravel pit plan

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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.

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Brandon town manager resigns

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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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.

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