NORWICH — Officials at Vermont’s Norwich University say they’ve exceeded their goal for a fundraising campaign they called “Bearing the Torch.”
The three-year campaign by the Northfield university that lasted through the end of 2012 raised about $24 million, exceeding its original goal of $20.2 million.
It was the fifth Norwich fundraising campaign in a row that exceeded its goal since 1984 when the school launched “Norwich 2000.”
The campaign largely supports a scholarship endowment.
Funds raised also support campus infrastructure, including the building of the Shaw Outdoor Center and the renovation of Sabine Field.
Norwich describes itself as the nation’s oldest private military college, but it also has civilian students.
NORTHFIELD — Vermont’s Norwich University is going to be displaying landscape drawings created by graduates and others from the American Civil War.
The exhibit opening Monday at Norwich’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is entitled “Useful and Elegant Accomplishments.”
Many of the drawings in this exhibit were produced by Norwich students or alumni who were involved in the American Civil War. The show complements the Sullivan Museum’s ongoing series of exhibitions commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
NORTHFIELD — Leave it to a bunch of farmers to turn an empty armory into a bustling market.
That’s precisely what happened at Norwich University in Northfield on Sunday as the town’s first-ever indoor farmers’ market got off to a better-than-expected start in Plumley Armory.
Business was brisk, weather wasn’t a factor (and wouldn’t have been, even if Mother Nature hadn’t delivered a balmy November day) and the general consensus among those who participated — shoppers and vendors alike — was a great, big green thumbs up.
“Awesome! absolutely awesome,” Northfield resident Judy Knapp said, after swinging by the armory and snapping up a dozen fresh eggs, a wood-fired pizza, a bag of spinach and some carrots before heading for home to harvest what was left in her own garden. Continue reading
NORTHFIELD — The Vermont Department of Health is sponsoring a symposium on binge drinking on college campuses.
The department says online survey data from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation from the shows a higher than average use of alcohol and binge drinking and more than double the national average of marijuana use among students at 13 Vermont colleges.
At Tuesday’s symposium, national experts are expected to discuss how college officials can encourage students to challenge the college drinking culture and advocate for change, as well as practical ways to effectively control alcohol use on campus.
The symposium will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norwich University.
To register visit: www.healthandlearning.org.
MONTPELIER — A former Northfield pharmacist has reached a plea agreement with the state Attorney General’s office and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of regulated drugs.
Albert Crease, of Northfield, was originally charged with three felony counts of unlawfully dispensing regulated drugs, but under the terms of the agreement received a sentence of 6 to 24 months in prision - all suspended - with probation, must serve 180 hours of community service, pay $617.87 in restitution and as a condition of probation abide by all licensing restrictions and requirements imposed by the Vermont Board of Pharmacy, according to the Attorney General’s office.
Crease was fired by the pharmacy in May of 2011, and in the course of an investigation by the state’s Office of Professional Regulation admitted to stealing approximately 1,080 Hydrocodone tablets and 480 Butabital Caffeine tablets over the course of a year, according to court and professional regulation documents. He was giving the pills, and unauthorized discounts, to his girlfriend, the documents said. Crease was ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $1,500 to the OPR. He may petition for reinstatement of his pharmacist’s license after six months and the completion of three hours of ethics education and sucessfully retake the licensing exam.
State police have released the following press update:
Northfield, VT – 5/23/12 – During the week of May 11, 2012, an excavator working on a job site on private property on Clark Road in Northfield, Vermont unearthed a portion of what appeared to be a human skull. Northfield Police were contacted to investigate, who in turn contacted the Vermont State Police Criminal Division for assistance. State Police Detectives took possession of the skull and transported it to the Office of the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner for further examination.
NORTHFIELD — A group of angry parents showed up at Monday night’s school board meeting, demanding answers about the decision by Northfield High School administrators to launch a major overhaul of the ninth- and 10th-grade honors program, eliminating it as a separate curriculum.
One week after learning of the changes, parents rallied at the meeting, none too happy with the move. “You’ve made a major change to the honors program, and you’ve excluded the community,” said Gail Robbins, the parent of a student attending the school.
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NORTHFIELD — Norwich University will again host this year’s Vermont State Science and Mathematics Fair to be held on March 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning in Bartoletto Hall with an awards ceremony to follow in Dole Auditorium.
Vermont students in grades 5-12 who are winners of local competitions from 20 public and private and two home schools will display projects that address questions and solve problems in all areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
Students compete for more than $8,000 in cash and prizes, $13,000 in trip awards and expenses donated by local organizations, and $900,000 in scholarships to Vermont colleges. The fair is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair, and five other national and international competitions, which award additional prizes.
NORTHFIELD — A Northfield police officer driving to work Friday witnessed a South Main Street home on fire and called it in.
The home was split into two separate apartments. One apartment was vacant and the tenant in the other apartment was not home when the fire started.
One of the firefighters who arrived prior to the fire engine, forced open the burning apartment door and saved a dog that was inside.
The fire was contained to the one apartment.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is not considered to be suspicious. Damages are estimated to be in excess of $20,000.