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November 19th, 2012
BRISTOL — The general feeling among the 45 or so Bristol community members at a forum in Bristol last week was that efforts to address the apparent increase in drug-related crimes should also include residents from the neighboring towns of Lincoln, Starksboro, Monkton and New Haven, in addition to Bristol.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union has ordered an audit of its Weybridge school financial accounts in the wake of the resignation of Weybridge Town Clerk and Treasurer Karen Brisson, who admitted last week to having embezzled funds from the town.
Brisson additionally served as treasurer for the Weybridge school district.
PANTON — The town of Panton is leading an effort to extend the Lake Champlain Byway from Vergennes through Panton and Addison to the Lake Champlain Bridge and back to the Little City, and the other two communities have both signed on.
The Addison selectboard on Oct. 2 agreed to support the new Byway, and on Oct. 23 the Vergennes city council also came on board.
MIDDLEBURY — Aurora School in Middlebury has been awarded a $2,000 grant by the 2012 ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program to help fund a program called “Year of You.” Aurora School’s program was one of 100 programs across the country chosen to receive the grant and was the only one selected from the state of Vermont. The grant will be used to fund the program with science equipment and community-building field trips.
To Mr. Shumlin:
If we could add 25 million post-secondary educated students to the workforce by 2025, the boost to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product would be $500 billion annually, according to a Georgetown University study.
If you do the math, Vermont’s tiny sliver of that increase would be roughly a billion dollars annually and that billion dollars translates directly to the economic and cultural security we need to pursue for the next generation of Vermonters.
VERMONT — The Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association has chose Burr & Burton Academy quarterback Jake Stalcup, Lake Region Union High School girls’ soccer striker Tyrah Urie, and Norwich University women’s rugby player Rose Bernheim as its September athletes of the month.
In a statewide vote of VSSA members, Stalcup became the Male High School Athlete of the Month, Urie was elected as the Female High School Athlete of the Month, and Bernheim was picked as the Open Division Athlete of the Month.
BRISTOL — With the changing seasons comes the return of knitting at the Lawrence Memorial Library at 40 North St. in Bristol. Whether you want to get a jump start on holiday gifts, make a warm scarf and a hat for yourself, or are just learning, now is a great time to start knitting again. Join your fellow adult crafters downstairs at the library on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Paulita Washburn, young adult librarian, at 453-2366.