Top Stories for Tuesday April 24, 2018
Addison County Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund
The Addison County Firefighters Association, Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Andrew Cousino, Emma LaRose and Casey Ober were recently chosen to receive scholarships awarded to Addison County students. The scholarships are in the amount of $500 each.
The scholarships were acknowledged in Orwell on April 18, 2018, at the Associations' quarterly dinner and meeting. These awards are given annually to children of "firefighters", or students who are pursuing a college education in a fire related field.
Andrew is the son of Jeff and Debbie Cousino of Lincoln. Andrew is graduating from Mount Abraham Union High School and will attend Southern Maine Community College seeking a degree in Fire Science.
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Vergennes Area Rescue Receives Lions’ Donation
At the last meeting of the Vergennes Lions Club, President Debbie Brace, presented a check for $2000 to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to help them acquire a Nitronox Field Unit for administering Nitrous Oxide for pain control. Tom Leeman talked about how this will replace, in large part, the need for using opiods for pain. Nitrous oxide is an analgesic well suited for short scene times and rescue environments because the administration is by inhalation, and is used for short-term treatment of minor to moderate pain, and serves as a bridge to other pain management options. Administration of nitrous oxide provides significant reduction in pain and anxiety, and it doesn’t require an IV. Leeman said that the unit costs about $3750 plus another $2250 for storage of the material. Normally, one canister would be used three to four times, but on long drives it could take two canisters. Having this unit will save the squad, and patients, money as well as reducing the need for addictive forms of pain control. Sara Rivers, VARS chief, thanked the club for being the first donors toward this effort.
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County Tire Continues Their 20 Year Partnership With Hannaford Career Center
By Mike Cameron
Recently, the National Technical Honor Society recognized County Tire Center Inc. for their countless hours of outstanding service to the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. Owners Steve and Lisa accepted a well deserved membership into The National Technical Honor Society at an induction ceremony for students here in Middlebury.
In an industry where technology changes almost daily with amazing speed and complexity, Steve and Lisa Dupoise the owners of County Tire Center Inc. in Middlebury make sure that they continue to keep pace with 21st Century automotive technology.
Being prepared for changes in the automotive field is the key and that demands a dedication to technical education for their employees who do the work under the car in the garage. The business also has been a leader in training future automotive technicians. Many of these young, local and talented technicians of tomorrow have been mentored by the Middlebury business since the time they were in high school at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. [ more ]