Dartmouth College Derecognizes Alpha Delta
Dartmouth College has derecognized Alpha Delta fraternity as a student organization effective April 20. The decision is related to the
branding of new members last fall, when Alpha Delta was under
suspension. The suspension began last September for incidents in the
winter and spring of 2014. However, the fraternity has a three history
of disciplinary violations including hazing, serving alcohol to minors
and hosting unregistered parties. Alpha Delta Fraternity was
established at Dartmouth in 1846, and is the third oldest fraternity
on campus. The fraternity plans to appeal the decision.

Elkins Sidewalk Project Moves Forward
The State Department of Transportation is reviewing the final design
of the Elkins Sidewalk project. When the review is completed, the
project will go out for public bid – a minimum of three weeks. After
the bid is selected, construction will begin on the sidewalks from the
post office to the Wilmot town line, repairs of five culverts, a
pedestrian bridge and repaving of Elkins Road. The town of New London expects the project to take the entire summer. . Efforts will be made to minimize disruptions due to the traffic since Pleasant Lake is a popular destination for swimming and boating.

Proposed State Budget Discussed in Claremont Tonight
A panel with Rep. John Cloutier (House Public Works and Highway
Committee), Rep. Susan Almay (House Ways and Means Committee) and Rep.Sue Gottling (House Resources, Recreation and Development Committee) and moderated by Sen. David Pierce will take place tonight at 7:00 pm in the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center at 111 South St. Claremont. After a brief presentation by the panelists, the floor will be open for questions. It is important that the public is educated on the proposed budget, so please attend. If you are unable to attend but want to submit a question, send the question to sullivancountydemocrats@gmail.com. The forum will be videotaped and shown on CCTV.

Springfield VT High School’s Principal of the Year
Bob Thibault principal of Springfield VT High School is the 2015-16 Vermont High School Principal of the year. The Vermont Principals Association (VPA) made the announcement last Wednesday. Thibault was nominated by peers and the public at large. A committee of the VPA Executive Council and past award winners selected Thibault for his outstanding building and educational leadership. Thibault will
receive the honor at the VPA Leadership Academy awards banquet on Wednesday, August 5 at Killington’s Grand Hotel