Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WVTK Local & State News June 19, 2013

State Police are looking for a teenage girl who did not return home Monday night.  17-year-old Mary Brouillard had received a ride from a male friend and was expected to return to her Lazy Acres Road residence around 5 p.m.  Police say she has since been spotted around Middlebury and Leicester, where her boyfriend and biological family reside.  Brouillard is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a blue tank top and jean shorts.  Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police Rutland or New Haven Barracks. 

It may soon cost more to register an automobile in Essex County.  Members of the Essex County Finance Committee voted to draft a local law that would require residents of the county to pay a Highway Reuse Tax of $5 per year for passenger vehicles and $10 for commercial vehicles.  The idea had been discussed during budget subcommittee meetings with estimates showing the county could bring in between $200,000 and $300,000 in increased annual revenue.  Officials say this will most likely be ready to go to public hearing in September. 

A coach, former English teacher and current administrator has been tapped to lead Champlain Valley Union High School for the upcoming school year.  Jeffrey Evans, director of the Nichols House student team at the high school in Hinesburg, was chosen to serve as CVU interim principal Monday.  The school board voted unanimously to pick Evans to replace outgoing principal Sean McMannon, who is leaving the school to work as superintendent of the Winooski School District
Evans will serve as principal for at least the 2013-2014 school year while the school board conducts a full search for a permanent principal. He has been on the staff at CVU since 1993 and has served as English teacher, basketball, soccer, and golf coach, and most recently as Nichols House Director.

More than 100 police officers, including local, state and federal agents, spread out in Springfield and surrounding towns this morning to arrest a targeted 36 individuals wanted for drug-dealing activities.  Suspects were being carried to criminal court in White River Junction for a rolling series of arraignments. 

If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.  A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.  The poll shows nearly 20% of workers in Vermont are just going through the motions at work.  The report says those who are disengaged from work are more likely to perform poorly and steal from the company!  But if you are stuck in a rut at work, experts say, don't wait and be proactive to land your dream job.  Vermont comes in as the 6th most actively disengaged state.  New York made number 7, trailing Vermont by only one-tenth of 1%.