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September 17th, 2015
I am writing in support of definitely continuing the Diversified Occupations program at Hannaford Career Center.
I am in total agreement with Peter Ryersbach and Clifford Bell that the D.O. program has been very successful in educating students, involving the community and using appropriate tools to further student success. This program is a “gem.” It has produced many successful, happy, motivated students who are now working and living in our community and are considered a valuable part of it.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 8 cited a man already in Vermont State Police custody for the recent theft of a Mac laptop computer from a North Maple Street residence.
City police said VSP found the laptop in a backpack owned by Devan J. Corliss, 23, who they described as homeless and already in the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility after VSP had arrested him for another offense. VSP recognized the computer as similar to one city police had reported as stolen and contacted them.
ADDISON COUNTY — On the morning of Sept. 1 Vermont State Police looked into a theft complaint at Kampersville in Salisbury. State police met with one of the campground owners, who told the troopers that a woman whose family had stayed on the grounds for 11 days had paid for her stay with bad checks.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited James G. Wisnowski, 57, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, third offense, on Sept. 7 after stopping him on Court Street on a report of a person driving erratically.
Police said they measured Wisnowski’s blood-alcohol content at 0.374 percent, which is more than four times the state’s legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
University of Vermont agronomy specialist Jeff Carter, who works out of the Middlebury office, recently gave adequate warning to Addison County farmers that change was coming in light of a recent agreement between the state agriculture department and the Conservation Law Foundation. In that settlement the state agreed to mandate farms whose land drain into Lake Champlain implement best management practices on their land. It’s a substantial change from previous measures and it comes with significant consequences for those who don’t comply.
ADDISON COUNTY — Act 166, a law passed by the Legislature in 2014, mandates that Vermont school districts provide 10 hours/week for 35 weeks (school-year) of pre-kindergarten to 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children (not in kindergarten) at no cost to families.
VERMONT — After weeks of discreet coordination around who would replace her as Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, Sue Minter resigned from the agency Thursday morning before announcing her intentions to run for governor in 2016 in an email sent out minutes later.