It looks like St. Johnsbury businessman Blake Jenkins Sr. will be serving his prison sentence in northern New Hampshire. Jenkins, 61, has been convicted in U.S. District Court of evading taxes and committing identity theft and was sentenced last week to serve one year and one day in federal prison. According to court documents made public last week, Judge William K. Sessions III said he doesn’t think Jenkins is a security risk and has recommended that he serve his time as close to St. Johnsbury as possible. The Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin (FCI-Berlin) is a medium security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp. There are currently 800 inmates in the prison and 39 inmates at the camp where Jenkins will likely serve his sentence. Jenkins, who has been ordered to report to prison by 2 p.m. on Oct. 4, is also required to serve two years of supervised release after he completes his sentence.
- Town officials continue to press owners of a handful of properties in violation of the town’s Junk Ordinance to clean up the debris
- Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) recently announced the completion of the Prouty Beach Shoreline Restoration