March 30th, 2015
VERGENNES — The latest Northlands Job Corps center director is a high-ranking, 18-year U.S. Coast Guard veteran who crossed the country seven times during his service years before making another trip across the continent from Oregon to take over the Vergennes job training center.
VERGENNES — With a new center director on board, and updated agreement with Vergennes police signed and an active Community Relations Council, the company that took over Northlands Job Corps in December 2013 believes the pieces are in place for the federal job training center in Vergennes to begin making substantial progress.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday arrested an Addison man who they say robbed two Vergennes financial institutions — the first on Friday, March 13, and the second just this past Friday.
Police arrested Ricky D. Putnam, 44, and cited him for two counts of robbery — of the Peoples United Bank at the corner of Main and Maple streets on the 13th and of the Vermont Federal Credit Union at 100 Panton Road on the UTC Aerospace facility on the 27th.
MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to some great medical care, a supportive family and a lot of good friends, local three-year-old Charlotte McConnell is on a solid road to recovery after having been seriously injured by a car traveling on Weybridge Street a year ago.
MIDDLEBURY — By day, Jeremy Holt can often be found troubleshooting computers at Middlebury-area public schools.
By night, he creates superheroes that can be seen in his original comic books that are gaining a national and even international following.
Holt, 32, began writing comic books almost seven years ago.
“I kind of fell into it by accident,” he said.
FERRISBURGH — After about three years and $37,000 of fundraising, the Ferrisburgh recreation facility is ready for a major step forward.
Already, the volunteer committee has created a 45-by-90-foot skating rink that the students from the nearby Ferrisburgh Central School have used on a regular basis over the past couple winters, as have many local residents.
MIDDLEBURY — When the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team on Saturday scored four unanswered goals in the final 14:50 vs. visiting Amherst, it did more than give the Panthers a 9-5 win over the visiting Jeffs.
MIDDLEBURY — Longtime former Middlebury Union High School field hockey and tennis coach and physical education teacher Gail Jette will be honored next week by a Middlebury nonprofit that runs mentoring programs for girls, including at Middlebury Union Middle, Mary Hogan and Ripton Elementary schools.