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Immigration service center adding jobs

ST. ALBANS — More than 150 new jobs are coming to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration and Service Center offices in Vermont.
The Vermont service center has offices in St. Albans and Essex. Dan Renaud of the center says the additional full-time positions are part of a regular re-evaluation of staffing needs.
The St. Albans Messenger reports the service center has 710 workers between the two locations. It is authorized for 873 positions.
Renaud said the center has been hiring since July. He expects to hire about 150 more employees before the end of the federal fiscal year in September.
He said the center is projecting an increase in application volume.

New election ordered in St. Albans alderman’s race

ST. ALBANS — Residents in the Vermont town of St. Albans will go back to the polls to elect an alderman after a judge threw out the results over concerns about voting irregularities.
The Burlington Free Press reports after the election was held March 6, a machine count showed Ryan Doyle was ahead of Joe Luneau by five votes. But a review of the ballots at the time showed the vote count was eight shy of the number of people who cast unspoiled ballots.
A hand count later showed a two-vote victory for Doyle. Luneau asked for a recount, which still showed Doyle ahead, but by a different amount. Other problems included evidence the city clerk opened the ballot boxes without election officials present.
A judge on Tuesday ordered the new election.