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ANeSU teachers: We have no confidence in Adams

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



LINCOLN — A majority of faculty and staff within the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Monday supported a vote of no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers’ union said.

Hours after making that announcement on Tuesday, the union, the Addison Northeast Education Association, delivered to the ANeSU board the results of a climate survey it conducted, which found that staff disagree with administrators on a number of key issues.

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Supreme Court rules against Lathrop gravel pit plan

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Vermont’s highest court late last Friday ruled that a lower court had erred in approving a proposed gravel pit in Bristol in a ruling hailed as a win by project opponents. It is the latest — but perhaps not the last — twist in a case that has wound its way through the courts since 2003.

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Mount Abe board adopts budget strategy

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board has laid out a timeline and strategy to draft a new budget proposal that could gain voter approval.

Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters on Town Meeting Day rejected, by a tally of 1,241 to 1,088, a proposed $14.06 million spending plan to operate the school next year. That sum was slightly lower than the figure voters approved for the current year.

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Hundreds seek ouster of ANeSU superintendent

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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LINCOLN — For 26 seconds, applause rocked the walls of Lincoln Community School’s tiny gymnasium Tuesday evening. The cause of the ovation was not, as one might suspect, a game-winning basket or conclusion of a musical performance.

Rather, a local resident asked her supervisory union board to fire the superintendent.

During visitors’ business of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union board meeting, Koran Cousino of Starksboro presented a petition signed by hundreds of voters who support the dismissal of ANeSU Superintendent David Adams.

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Teachers union: ANeSU faculty vote no confidence in Superintendent David Adams

Posted on March 24, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Faculty in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union “overwhelmingly voted” on Monday evening that they have no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers union said in a statement.

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Bristol-area teachers vote no confidence in ANeSU superintendent

Posted on March 24, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Faculty in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union “overwhelmingly voted” on Monday evening that they have no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers union said in a statement.

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Vermont withdraws from Dairies of Distinction program

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont for many years has promoted the healthy image of its dairy farms by participating in the regional Dairies of Distinction Program. Agency of Agriculture, Food and Marketing officials have said that attractive dairies give the consumer greater confidence in the wholesomeness of milk, stimulate milk sales, and encourage public support for the dairy industry.

But early this year state Agency of Agriculture sent out letters to dairy farmers saying that it was withdrawing from the program.

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Alvarez to give college commencement address; Weybridge principal Johnston also honored

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College on Thursday announced that poet, writer and alumna Julia Alvarez will deliver this year’s commencement address. The institution will also bestow an honorary degree upon an Addison County elementary school principal at its May 24 graduation ceremony.

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Robinson school principal hands in resignation letter

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



STARKSBORO — Robinson Elementary School Principal Patrick Hartnett submitted his letter of resignation to the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on March 6, indicating that he would step down at the end of the year. He also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to helm the Starksboro school for three years.

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Starksboro to revote Robinson school spending plan

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



STARKSBORO — Starksboro residents will be the fourth group of voters in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union to revote their school budget.

After a group of town residents last week submitted a petition to the school board to force a second vote on the Robinson Elementary School spending plan for the coming fiscal year, the board tentatively scheduled the revote to be held at a May 2 meeting.

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