May 17, 2012

SAU #43 Loses Two Administrators

SAU #43 loses two administrators, Jim Vezina, Business Manager, and Marcy Kelly Director of Students Services. SAU Board members accepted the resignations with regret at last night’s meeting.

Vezina gave no reason for leaving his position but stated in his resignation to Interim Superintendent Donna Moyer, “It has been an absolute privilege and honor to have served and worked with you since November. Your professionalism and leadership have been so uplifting and encouraging to all district employees, but especially for me.”

Marcy Kelly stated personal and professional reason for her resignation. Both Vezina and Kelly acted as co: interim Superintendents after the firing of Superintendent Virginia Irwin last August. The two continued as interim superintendents until Donna Moyers took the position in November.

With the resignation of Vezina and Kelly, an all-new administration in Newport School District and SAU 43 starts the 2012/2013 school year.
Bird Swap on Sunday, May 20
The Annual Vermont Bird Fancier’s Club bird swap takes place this Sunday, May 20 at Wellwood Orchard in Weathersfield Vt. The event is from 9 – 1:00 pm. Stop by early and enjoy the animals in the petty zoo.

Man Arrest for Sexual Assault and Animal Cruelty

Moses Allen, 32 of Charlestown NH and Springfield VT is in the Southern State Correctional Facility in Vermont, in lieu of $50,000 bail. Springfield police arrested Allen for allegedly committing repeated nonconsensual sex and lewd and lascivious conduct.

In addition, Allen threatened his victim with a gun, stalked his victim, wrote unwanted letters and made unwanted phone calls.

Allen also allegedly chained the victim’s dog outside on a hot day without food, water or shade making the dog ill. Allen faces charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Stalking, First Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault, Lewd and Lascivious Conduct, Cruelty to Animals

Arrest Made in 2001 Cold Case

NH State Police and the State Attorney General Office arrested Arthur Collins of Manchester for the 2001 cold case shooting death of George Jodoin. Jodoin age 50 died from a gunshot wound to the head, while he slept in his Chester Road home in Auburn NH, on Dec. 26, 2001. He was found the next day.

George Jodoin’s younger brother, Robert always believed there was a connection between the pawnshop his brother owned and the murder.
NH Cold Case Crime unit reopened the Jodoin case in September of 2011. In December of 2011, the Jodoin family raised the original award of $20,000.00 for information leading to the conviction of George Jodoin’s killer to $50,000.00. .

Arthur Collins, 43, of 113 Conant Street, Manchester was a handyman and buddy of Jodoin’s, authorities said. Collins arraignment is Thursday at 10 a.m. in Candia District Court.

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