Thursday, May 29, 2014

WVTK Local & State News May 29, 2014

Water service on Weybridge Street in Middlebury was schedule to be shut off today has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, June 3. Officials say since construction at the intersections of Charles Avenue, Water Street and Duane Court on Thursday and Friday, they decided to postpone the water main shut off. Please call the Middlebury Water Department at 802-388-4045 with any questions or concerns.

Outgoing Superintendent of Burlington Schools Jeanne Collins has been offered a new job. At a meeting yesterday, the school board of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union voted to offer Collins a one-year contract as superintendent. Collins and RNESU will now enter contract negotiations. The board would like her to start July 1st, soon after she's done in Burlington.

A Winooski mother is pleading not guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the death of her 15-month-old son. Nytosha Laforce was in court yesterday, answering to the charges connected with the death last month of her son, Peighton Geraw. Police documents say the woman's boyfriend saw Laforce banging the child's head against the floor just hours before he died. The injuries apparently also happened before a state case worker arrived at the home to check on the boy.

L.L.Bean announced today that they plan on opening a store in the Burlington Town Center. The store is slated to open in October 2014. L.L.Bean says the decision to expand its retail presence into Burlington due to the large number of catalog and web customers in the area, as well as the proximity to abundant natural resources and opportunities for many outdoor activities. The store will employ approximately 100 people. L.L.Bean will hold a 3-day celebration when it opens in October.

Authorities say the damage from Tuesday’s storm was not a Tornado. The National Weather Service inspected the damage in Addison and Rutland Counties, but determined it was not caused by a tornado. Instead, they say it was caused by intense, straight line winds gusting 75-85 mph. Large golf ball sized hail also did a large amount of damage.