St. Johnsbury Academy's Faculty Speaker Series continues on Monday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Library in the Mayo Center. The series, created by Assistant Headmaster for Academics Jeffrey Burroughs, is designed to showcase the extraordinary talents, interests, and expertise of the St. Johnsbury Academy faculty and staff. The second speaker of the season, entrepreneur Ed Vilandrie, will discuss his consulting company's approach to analyzing businesses and how that relates to Michael Lewis's book Moneyball.
Earlier this week a jury convicted Alan Prue of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and aggravated kidnapping, finding him guilty of kidnapping and killing Melissa Jenkins. This news, no doubt, hit us in different ways. Some felt a sense of relief that one part of our open wound was partially closed and a sense of gratitude to the law enforcement officers and state attorneys that continue to work hard for justice. Some felt a sense of closure that one perpetrator of this horrible crime had been brought to justice, a sense of gratitude that the jury got it right and our justice system worked. To some, the verdict was a reminder of just how chilling and horrific the crime was and how much we miss Melissa. I felt all of these things.
St. Johnsbury Recreation Department announced today that it will re-open the former Club at Old Mill as the St. Johnsbury Recreation and Fitness Center. The center, which will be known as RecFit, will open on Saturday, November 1, followed by a grand opening celebration on Friday, November 14, 5:00-8:00 pm.