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By Lani Duke

Castleton Nursing Program receives full accreditation

CASTLETON — Congratulations to Castleton Baccalaureate Nursing Program for recently being fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners. Castleton’s program met all four accreditation standards with no compliance concerns, the board’s highest recommendation. Accreditation is effective to June 30, 2019.

While Castleton’s Nursing Department expands to include the second Bachelor of Science track in nursing, it will simultaneously phase out the current Associate of Science in Nursing.

Fair Haven residents can rest safer

FAIR HAVEN — The water warning placed on the town’s water system after E. coli bacteria was found has officially been lifted.

Thanks to the Castleton Police and the Vermont State Police, including a police dog who helped to chase and catch a burglar interrupted in the act of taking items from a residence. They picked up Theodore C. Smith Jr., of Fair Haven, whose furlough from Marble Valley Correctional Center was subsequently revoked.

Vt. schools don’t make AYP

FAIR HAVEN — No school in Vermont passed the No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards, despite scoring among the top in undergraduate education nationwide. Seventy-nine percent of all FHUHS students met or exceeded the reading standard, and 44 percent in mathematics–both above the state averages. Faculty is training and working as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and is being trained in Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs), PowerSchool data system, Common Core curriculum and other initiatives. All ninth graders are in freshman labs under a program called Reading and Math 180.

All FHUHS students in grades 9 through 12 also receive a Chromebook beginning this year.

Tinmouth sees new streetlights and trail

TINMOUTH — Streetlights throughout Tinmouth are to be replaced without taxpayer expense, thanks to collaboration between Green Mountain Power and the Middletown Springs energy committee. There are 28 lights being replaced, most installed in June 1973. The new lights may be installed on any existing power pole, so the select board is asking for recommendations on the various lights’ exact locations.

Thanks to the Tinmouth Land Trust for the recently completed section of the Tinmouth Mountain Ridge Trail. It begins at the northwest corner of the baseball field next to the community center and is marked with white blazes.

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