February 26th, 2015
STARKSBORO — In the only contested race on Starksboro’s Town Meeting Day ballot, a newcomer is challenging the chair of the Robinson Elementary School board.
Longtime educator Nancy Cornell faces incumbent Bonita Bedard for the three-year seat on the board.
Cornell, 62, said she has been involved in the Starksboro community for many years and her experience working in schools would be an asset to the board.
NEW HAVEN — A proposal on the New Haven town meeting warning asks residents to back a special meeting or vote to decide whether to rezone a parcel of privately-owned land in town. The landowner says he has no immediate plans to develop the land, but some residents are opposed to rezoning the parcel.
Residents will weigh in on the article by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day, March 3.
The land in question, a 20-acre parcel on the southwest corner of Belden Falls Road and Route 7, is owned by Steve Dupoise Sr.
MONKTON — The Monkton Central School board will soon begin the search for a new principal.
Principal Susan Stewart, who is on a year of unpaid leave, this month submitted her resignation to the board. In a brief letter to the board, she did not explain why she was leaving. The board accepted her resignation at its Feb. 11 meeting, at which Stewart thanked Superintendent David Adams, teachers and the community.
MIDDLEBURY — A Bristol woman pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a charge of domestic assault, stemming from an alleged Dec. 10, 2014, dispute with her sister.
Ashley Tatro, 22, faces up to 18 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 if convicted on the misdemeanor charge.
VERGENNES — Vergennes and Ferrisburgh have more than their fair share of contested races on Town Meeting Day, while most — but not all — incumbents in those towns and in Addison, Panton and Waltham have decided to continue their public service.
BRISTOL — A group of community members is circulating a petition calling for the removal of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent David Adams.
Koran Cousino, who said she was one of several community members who drafted the petition, said the group will deliver it to the ANeSU executive board at a later date.
SALISBURY — When the thermometer dips below zero as it did in Salisbury on Monday, the only way you’d think you’d spy a trout is in the frozen food section of the supermarket or by drilling a hole through more than a foot of ice out on Lake Dunmore.
Then again, we can’t all be Al Moorhouse, a fish culture specialist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department who helps operate the state’s Fish Culture Station in Salisbury.
“We might have 40,000 fish here at any given time,” Moorhouse said.