Around Town

Oct. 21, 2010

Williston student part of Young Writers Project

A Williston student has a piece of work featured in a Young Writers Project anthology, representing the best writing and photography of students across the state.

Anna Rutenbeck is one of more than 100 students whose work was included. The anthology, the Young Writers Project’s second, was released last weekend.

The Young Writers Project, founded in 2006, publishes students’ best work online and in newspapers.

Williston has two ‘Rising Stars’

Vermont Business Magazine’s inaugural list of Rising Stars included two people with Williston-based businesses.

The list of Rising Star Award winners is made up of 40 winners under the age of 40.

Williston’s stars are Erika Keith, volunteer coordinator at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Joe Sinagra, executive officer of the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Vermont.

“Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities,” according to a press release.

The award winners will be honored at the Rising Stars Award dinner on Nov. 4, and will be featured in the November issue of Vermont Business Magazine.

FairPoint jobs permanent in Maine, N.H., Vt.

FairPoint Communications and its major union have agreed on making 90 temporary call center employees permanent, and the union is celebrating the change.

Officials with Local 1400 of the Communication Workers of America say the change comes after an 18-month battle with management, and will mean both better job security for the workers and better service for customers.

The change affects temporary workers at FairPoint facilities in Portland and Bangor, Maine, Manchester, N.H. and Burlington.

— The Associated Press