Archive - Jun 12, 2006
By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — After three years at Vergennes Union High School, VUHS co-principal Manya Bouteneff will leave this summer to take over the principalship at Fox Meadow Elementary School in her hometown of Scarsdale, N.Y.
Bouteneff, who will sign her new contract on Wednesday, attended the school from kindergarten through sixth grade, and her son went to Fox Meadow for two years before she moved away.
Bouteneff said the facts that she still has family in the Scarsdale area and that she will be heading her old school played roles in her decision to apply to be the Fox Meadow principal.
“It has the sentimental attraction to me,” said Bouteneff, who added that while writing her application for the post she had the sense of “being transported to those hallways … There’s a definite full-sensory memory of all of that.”
By HARRIETTE BRAINARD
MIDDLEBURY — Commence-ment exercises to be held at the Kirk Alumni Center on the Middlebury College campus this Wednesday will feature a slightly older class of degree recipients than most of the high school graduations going on in the area this month.
They also are, in some ways, more diverse than the typical high school graduating class, even though there will only be 40 dressed in blue caps and gowns.
The event, which kicks off at 6 p.m., is Vermont Adult Learning’s General Educational Development (GED) certificate and Vermont Adult Diploma Program graduation. Those who will take part had left high school for a number of years while others missed only a semester or a single year. All have returned to school to finish their education.
By JOHN FLOWERS
VERGENNES — Vergennes Mayor April Jin is hoping her third campaign proves to be the charm in her quest to win one of the two Vermont House seats representing the Addison-3 district.
Jin, in her second year as mayor of the Little City, first ran for the House in 1994, as a Democrat. She made a second unsuccessful bid in 2000, as a member of the Vermont Progressive Party. Undaunted and with more political experience under her belt, she is again throwing her hat into the ring this year, again under the Progressive Party banner.
“I feel the people of Addison County, and the people of this district in particular, need someone who will stand up and speak out,” Jin said during a recent telephone interview