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May 19th, 2016
BRISTOL — At its Tuesday night meeting, the Bristol Elementary School board named long-time educator and administrator Kevin Robinson the school’s next principal.
“We were really lucky to have two such strong candidates,” said board Chair Elin Melchior, speaking of Robinson and co-finalist Justin Bouvier. “The feedback from the different sessions that they did was very positive for both of them. They both presented very well.
BRANDON — Quietly and methodically, a local medical practice has begun treating Brandon opiate addicts.
Dr. George Fjeld, Dr. John Dick and Dr. Kim Kurak at the Brandon Medical Center secured the necessary licensing and funding to prescribe the opiate treatment drug Suboxone to addicts who are existing patients within the practice.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union Middle School will soon be led by one of its own graduates.
The UD-3 school board on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the hiring of Leicester resident and current Rutland Middle School Principal Kristin Holsman-Francoeur as the new top administrator for MUMS.
Starrin Ricupero lives in Vergennes with his wife Christina Canyio, whose favorite dish is Ricupero’s Brazilian Shrimp Stew. Ricupero was inspired by Brazil when he created this recipe over eight years ago, and has kept it a secret until today. “It was time to let it go,” Ricupero said in an interview last week.
BRANDON — A local historian’s two-year mission to make a film about a fascinating Brandon Civil War story will end Sunday with the premiere of the documentary at the Brandon Town Hall.
Former University of Vermont History Professor Kevin Thornton has invited the entire town of Brandon to the premiere of “Death in the Wilderness: A Love Story,” which will be shown at 7 p.m.
BRIDPORT — Not many organizations can claim to be the oldest of their kind in the United States. Then again, the 200-year-old Addison Bridport Detective Society is not like most organizations.
Begun on Dec. 16, 1816, when roughly two dozen men assembled in the barn of Alan Smith in Addison for its inaugural meeting, the Detective Society has met continuously every year since, making it the oldest association of private investigators in the country that still actively meets, according to Ed Mitcham, the society’s outgoing secretary.
MIDDLEBURY — A New Haven man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court’s Criminal Division to charges of aggravated assault and simple assault stemming from a Saturday knife-wielding incident at a Plank Road, Ferrisburgh, address, just before 6 p.m.
Landon Urban, 29, listed by court documents as having a Halpin Road, New Haven, address, was ordered held without bail and returned to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. Urban had been held there after the Saturday incident for lack of $100,000 bail.
VERGENNES — Vergennes will soon add for the first time a third sewer department employee, a move City Manager Mel Hawley last week told the city council could help solve the ongoing problem of the municipal sewer system overflowing into Otter Creek.
Hired was 2012 Vergennes Union High School graduate Geoffrey Grant, who on May 23 will join treatment plant operator Rick Chaput and assistant operator Victor Chaput in the department.