FERRISBURGH — After discussion on March 18, the Ferrisburgh Central School board decided to ask Principal JoAnn Taft-Blakely and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials to come back at its April 10 meeting with a lower budget proposal to put before town voters.
That decision was made at the first FCS board meeting since its $3.62 million FCS budget proposal lost on March 4, 450-279, or about 62-38 percent. That defeat of an FCS spending plan is believed to be the first in the school’s history.
MIDDLEBURY — State and local human services providers are trying to recruit more Addison County communities to host summer meal programs to make sure children from low-income families continue to have access to nutritious breakfasts and lunches when school is out of session.
MIDDLEBURY — Third- and fourth-graders at Mary Hogan Elementary School are being asked to help create a major fish story at the beginning of each school day.
No, they aren’t being asked to write a work of fiction, or even stretch the truth.
BRISTOL — A Bristol man with a notable rap sheet was arrested again Thursday, this time on five charges.
Police on March 20 arrested Samuel Hellmuth, 36, on suspicion of first degree domestic assault, violating conditions of release, unlawful mischief, trespassing and interfering with emergency services.
MONKTON — The Monkton Central School board will hold a special meeting to hear from the public and discuss whether or not to renew the contract of the school’s principal.
The renewal of Principal Susan Stewart’s contract is being closely watched by some in the community after about half of the teachers at the school left at the end of the last school year.
The special meeting has not yet been scheduled.
FERRISBURGH — Longtime Ferrisburgh Selectman Jim Warden as he promised before Town Meeting Day offered to resign at last week’s board meeting. But after a tie vote on whether to accept his letter of resignation, Warden remains on the board.
The Vermont Senate killed a bill on the floor last week, 21-8, that would have provided towns some control over how solar power projects were sited. Among other things, the bill, S.191, sought to require ground-mounted solar installations to comply with the same town zoning and screening requirements as does other commercial development.