February 25, 2020

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Vermont Gas raises pipeline cost, again
Vermont Gas on Friday raised its estimate for the Addison Rutland Natural Gas pipeline—the second significant increase.
Vermont Gas now anticipates the pipeline will cost $154 million, up from its original $86 million estimate.
Don Rendall, incoming CEO of Vermont Gas Systems, on Friday announced a “reset” of the project. The company will ask the Vermont Public Service Board to postpone hearings on Phase II of the project, scheduled to begin in January. It will also file a revised estimate with the board. “My first order of business at VGS has been to understand the status of this project. This company promised last summer to update the costs of Phase I using accepted industry cost estimating standards. We’ve been determined to get this job done effectively and to communicate it openly, honestly and quickly,” stated Rendall. “With the estimated costs increasing substantially over our previous estimate we are hitting the reset button. This is how we will operate.” Supervisory Union offers publicly funded pre-K Chittenden South Supervisory Union is offering publicly funded prekindergarten for children between the ages of 3 and 5 who live in the towns of Williston, St. George, Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne for the 2015-2016 school year. Publicly funded prekindergarten is available for 10 hours per week (for 35 weeks) of developmentally appropriate early learning experiences that is based on Vermont’s Early Learning Standards. Qualified programs anticipated to be under agreement with CSSU include Williston organizations  Bellwether School, Children Unlimited, Heartworks, Kids & Fitness, KinderStart, Nadeau’s Preschool and the Williston Enrichment Center. To apply, submit an application form and registration information which can be obtained by calling Wendy Clark at 383-1235, email wclark@cssu.org or the Chittenden South Supervisory Union Website: www.cssu.org.

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