VERGENNES — U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Vergennes officials confirmed last week that the current firm now operating Northlands Job Corps, Alutiiq LLC, has been granted an additional three months to run the federally funded job-training center for disadvantaged youth.
The DOL, which oversees the nation’s roughly 120 Job Corps centers, had announced in March that it would terminate Alutiiq’s Northlands contract, effective Dec. 31.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union’s search for a new superintendent will continue after a third bid to locate a top executive failed to woo a finalist on Friday, Dec. 21.
District officials confirmed late Friday afternoon that both finalists — Burlington School District Superintendent Jeanne Collins and John W. Johnson, an executive with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction — withdrew their names from consideration, citing personal reasons.
VERGENNES — The legislators who represent Vergennes in Montpelier — sadly at this point only a trio — sat down with Vergennes aldermen last week to talk about the budgetary and other challenges they will face during the upcoming legislative session.
SOUTH BURLINGTON —Vermont Gas Systems on Dec. 20 announced that the company has filed with the Public Services Board (PSB) a petition for a Certificate of Public Good for the Addison Natural Gas Project.
The company said this natural gas pipeline, if permitted and built, would provide significant economic, environmental and reliability benefits to Vermont as well as advance Vermont’s longer-term goal to extend service to the Rutland area.
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School has launched an impressive array of educational programs in the past few weeks.
With support from an e-Vermont grant, which supports computer literacy in communities across the state, as well as a grant from the Rowland Foundation, Mount Abe has opened its computer labs to the public — and its dedicated staff is collaborating with local community organizations to capitalize on the space’s availability to foster educational opportunities and conversations on many levels.
VERGENNES – City police on Dec. 21 responded to a First Street noise complaint and ended up discovering the aftermath of what they believe was a fight between a man and a woman. Vergennes Police said the two were “heavily intoxicated,” and during the fight the man apparently suffered a broken bone.
Police found the couple lying on the porch of a First Street residence and said several nearby items were knocked over. Neither the man or the woman were willing to make statements about what occurred, police said, and no charges were filed.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Travis C. Huestis, 22, of Middlebury, for driving under the influence, simple assault, unlawful mischief, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, following an incident at the Greystone Motel on Route 7 South on Dec. 21. Police said they responded to the motel amid reports of an alleged drunk driver engaged in a fight. Police said they confronted Huestis, who allegedly ran from the scene before being taken into custody. Huestis declined a Breathalyzer test, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State police on Dec. 17 cited Jason A. Gagnon, 27, of Bomoseen, for domestic assault and other charges on Monday after he allegedly tried to force his way into a Shoreham apartment and then allegedly vandalized a car belonging to one of the female occupants who had tried to defend herself with a pistol.