CORNWALL — Susan M. Hackett, a Rutland County educator and past principal of the Plymouth and Sunderland elementary schools, has been named the new top administrator of Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School.
“I’m thrilled,” Hackett, 53, said in reaction to accepting the job, extended to her by the Cornwall School Board Thursday evening after a thorough interview.
“I think the school is a wonderful match for me.”
WHITING — Vermont State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a June 6 home invasion in Whiting during which the victim was beaten and stabbed.
FERRISBURGH — From the critical — the town’s involvement in the War of 1812 — to the whimsical — in the 20th century a Burlington-bound train crunched a loaded manure truck — a new professionally crafted film offers a comprehensive look at Ferrisburgh’s history.
ADDISON COUNTY — Berry growers across New England are on high alert for a new invasive insect species this year.
“We’ve been hearing all about it for the last few years,” said Jon Satz, whose Wood’s Market Garden in Brandon sells berries, along with many other vegetables, herbs and flowers.
CORNWALL — When 9-year-old Sarah Holmes did some research on Africa earlier this year, she was astonished with some of the things she read.
“I looked up a video on Africa that showed how kids there are not being treated as well as they are here,” she said. “There are sicknesses there that are preventable, but they don’t have enough money.”
So Sarah, a 3rd-grade student at Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School, brought the dilemma to her young classmates and teacher Janne Giles to see what they could do.
Editor’s note: This piece was submitted by Michele Lowy, literacy specialist at Bristol Elementary School.
BRISTOL — On Thursday, May 30, a beautiful spring day full of the promise of summer, Bristol Elementary School students were out on the town green celebrating their first annual Poetry in the Park Festival. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade spread tarps, blankets and quilts on the grass and listened as their schoolmates went up to the bandstand to read and recite poetry.
BRISTOL/VERGENNES — Local schools will be out for the summer this week, but in community centers and summer camp programs across the northern half of Addison County, the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Food Co-op will be hard at work providing free, healthy lunches to children for the third year running.