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VT Woman Charged with Marijuana Cultivation
marijuanaWeathersfield’s Police Department say they found 50 marijuana plants of various sizes in Beatrice Amidon’s residence on Friday. The officers discovered the plants while they were there investigating a separate criminal complaint.
Amidon was cited for allegedly cultivating the marijuana plants and was cited into court at a later date

New Charter School for Franklin
A new Charter School is opening in Franklin this September. The Compass Classical Academy will have about 70 elementary students. The school is temporarily located in Franklin with plans to move it to Northfield NH. There is currently space for 120 children with hopes to grow by one grade level each year until it serves K-12.
The charter was approved by the state in October. Its curriculum is based on Core Knowledge and Singapore math. Instructions consist of the seven liberal arts, astronomy, geometry, music and arithmetic. For more information, email Info@CompassClassicalAcademy.com

VSP Seeks Help with Santa Land’s Burglary
Vermont State Police are seeking the public’s help in a recent burglary at Santa’s Land in Putney Vermont. Police say they found the gate and door to the shop at Santa’s Land opened on Saturday morning and evidence of burglary. If anyone has seen any suspicious activity at Santa’s Land in the past few weeks, should contact the VSP Brattleboro Barracks at 802-254-2382.

Traffic Delays This Week on I-91
Drivers using the I-91 / Route 5 Bridge in Hartford VT can expect delays starting on Monday due to ongoing construction. Delays will be longer than 10 minutes in the day and evening hours into Tuesday morning. Traffic will also be stopped on Route 5 when cranes are in use.
The left lane of NB I-91 will be closed from Monday Aug. 17 through Monday Aug.24. The left and right NB lanes will be closed from Friday Aug.21 at 6 p.m. until the highway re-opens at 6 a.m. on Monday, August 24.
The left lane of 1-91 Southbound will also be closed temporary during the demolition of the Northbound Bridge beginning Monday, August 17
Officials say it is highly recommended that drivers avoid the construction area and seek alternate routes during the time when alternating/stopped traffic occurs during the day at 9:00 pm-3:00 pm. Those planning on using US 4 and the VA Cut off Road as a detour will need to wait until Tuesday. The V.A. Cut-off road is closed on Monday, August 17 for paving.

15th Annual Fly In A Success
The 15th Annual Fly In at Parlin Field in Newport was well attended and the thunderstorms held off until late afternoon. However, the storm threat did cause one event to be cancelled according to Heath Marsden, airport manager.
Several hundreds of dollars were raised by the Boy Scouts from their pancake breakfast, and close to $700.00 raised for next year’s Aviation Career Education Academy. Marsden said the academy was a great partnership with the school and they hope to add a third year class to the program.

This year’s ACE academy in Newport hosted 42 students all in the first and second year of the program.