VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O’Brien will retire following the 2013-2014 school year after 13 years in Vergennes, and on Nov. 28 he received the ANwSU board’s approval to work less than full-time — on a 60-percent basis — during the upcoming academic year.
Last Wednesday the ANwSU board also gave approval to O’Brien to negotiate with longtime Addison Central School (ACS) Principal Wayne Howe about coming aboard as a part-time ANwSU assistant superintendent next year.
MIDDLEBURY — State officials late last week announced that they are soliciting applications from entrepreneurs who want a portion of nearly $1 million in grant funds set aside for food and forestry businesses.
Grants ranging from $3,000 to $100,000 will be awarded later this winter by Vermont’s Working Lands Enterprise Board from a $986,5000 fund designed to fuel the Green Mountain State’s economy and build its local food system while maintaining its open lands and natural vistas.
VERGENNES — A smaller-than-expected annual federal grant award has left the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes scrambling in the middle of its fiscal year and will probably mean closing the club’s center for younger members.
Club executive director Mike Reiderer said when he and the organization’s board sat down and came up with this year’s budget, they had counted upon the same roughly $100,000 bequest from a federal program that had been awarded in the past two years.
VERGENNES — The family of longtime state Rep. Greg Clark of Vergennes, who was killed in a highway accident on Friday, have set a date and time for his funeral service.
Visiting hours will be at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Monday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Vergennes Congregational Church, where Clark was a member.
VERGENNES — Vergennes American Legion Post 14 is again this year offering several holiday events for all ages, starting with the annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 16.
RUTLAND — U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are encouraging members of the public to purchase Christmas tree permits should they be interested in a $5 tree for the holidays. In recent years the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) program has continued to grow in popularity with 431 permits sold last calendar year. Christmas trees may be cut on the Green Mountain National Forest, subject to the following conditions:
BURLINGTON — In the late 19th century, many Eastern European Jews sought freedom from repression in North America. Some came from neighboring rural villages in Lithuania to Burlington, Vt., a busy lumber port amid countryside that reminded them of home.
SALISBURY — Organizers of the seventh annual tree lighting and library Christmas party in Salisbury this Sunday, Dec. 9, are inviting the entire community to come join the celebration.
The party in the library will begin at 3:30 p.m. with music by the Hardt family, reading of a holiday story, and refreshments.