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November 2nd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Emerge Vermont has appointed Ruth Hardy of Middlebury as its new executive director, former Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin, board chair, announced last week. She will replace founding Executive Director Sarah McCall who left the position to manage Sue Minter’s campaign for governor.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and some local human services organizations are teaming up on a new program through which drug addicts will be invited to voluntarily turn in their drugs without fear of facing criminal charges, providing they agree to be steered toward recovery programs and services.
MIDDLEBURY — Ryan D’Agostino, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics magazine and author of the recently published nonfiction book “The Rising,” will appear at Middlebury College for a pair of events on Wednesday, Nov. 4, and Thursday, Nov. 5.
On Wednesday, D’Agostino will deliver a talk titled “How to be a Reporter: Old-Fashioned Journalism in the Digital Age.” His talk is part of Middlebury’s “Meet the Press” lecture series and will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 220 of McCardell Bicentennial Hall.
MIDDLEBURY — The highly successful Sister-to-Sister program at Middlebury College is hosting its 12th summit for middle school girls on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at Kirk Alumni Center on the college campus.
VERGENNES — The Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution took part in the National DAR Day of Service on Oct. 11 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Members of the local Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter made warm fleece blankets for the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes.
VERGENNES — The third effort to unify governance of Vergennes-area schools formally kicked off this past Wednesday, when about 20 residents met at Vergennes Union High School with the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Study Committee that must create a unification plan by the end of the year.
Act 46, made law this past spring by the Vermont Legislature, offers financial benefits to school districts that unify before this coming July.
VERMONT — The Vermont State Police, at the request of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said last week that troopers will be conducting work zone enforcement statewide.
Construction workers statewide are reporting an alarming number of motor vehicle operators using electronic devices while driving within the work zone, VSP spokesman Scott Waterman said. In some instances workers have lost count of the number of operators on their electronic devices.
MIDDLEBURY — A Vermont student’s campaign to help her local honeybee population has earned her the highly coveted Girl Scout Gold Award. Carolyn Balparda, a senior at Middlebury Union High School, said her goal is to educate her neighbors and peers, while working to make Addison County more hospitable to honeybees.