February 17th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union will not go through a formal process to consolidate its schools or governance structure — at least for now.
After a 3.5-year process, the ACSU Governance Study Committee on Monday issued its final report on the notion of forming a “Regional Education District (RED)” encompassing two or more of the seven school districts within the supervisory union.
FERRISBURGH — The emergence of a write-in candidate will give Ferrisburgh residents a choice on Town Meeting Day for the posts of town clerk and treasurer, both of which will open with the retirement of current Town Clerk and Treasurer Chet Hawkins.
On the Jan. 27 deadline, Hawkins’ grandson, David Hawkins, 23, filed his paperwork for town clerk. At the same time, Garrit Smits, 31, handed in his petition for treasurer.
MIDDLEBURY — Architects charged with advancing Middlebury’s proposed new town offices and recreation center projects are trying to dispel what they said is a misperception that the current municipal gym could be upgraded at a bargain at its present location at 94 Main St.
MIDDLEBURY — Heather Seeley admits she doesn’t have past experience leading a town — and she’s pleased to put that on her résumé as one of eight candidates campaigning for three spots up for grabs this March on the Middlebury selectboard.
“I don’t have a lot of executive board experience, and I think that can be an advantage,” she said on Thursday. “I’m eager and willing to look at things from a fresh perspective and with an open mind.”
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury FFA chapter is located at and comprised of students enrolled in agriculture courses here at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, which draws students from the 17 towns in the Addison Central, Addison Northwest and Addison Northeast supervisory unions.
WHITING — In a discussion of public education reforms at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast in Whiting, Rep. Willem Jewett said the House Education Committee has been considering initiatives aimed at making public schools more efficient and affordable.
MIDDLEBURY — Ann Lafiandra’s brief tenure as a Middlebury selectwoman began Tuesday evening, when the board picked her to temporarily fill a vacancy left by Victor Nuovo, who resigned last month.
The board gave Lafiandra the nod over the other applicant, Chris Zeoli, who had recently been appointed tree warden.
BRANDON — Police acting on a tip seized over 400 bags of heroin and crack cocaine at a house on Carver Street in Brandon on Feb. 5 and made two arrests in the largest drug bust in Brandon’s recent history.
Brandon Police executed the search warrant at 43 Carver St. at 2:30 p.m. on that Wednesday after receiving information alleging illegal sales of heroin at that location.