January 14th, 2015
MONTPELIER — Waterfowl hunters who did not remove their hunting blinds from the waters of the state earlier must do so before Feb. 15 on Lake Champlain or May 15 on inland waters, according to a reminder from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
State law requires removal of the blinds before these deadlines in order to protect natural areas and to prevent boating accidents after the ice melts.
FAIR HAVEN — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team on Tuesday defeated host Fair Haven for the second time in four days, but this time it proved more difficult.
On the previous Friday, the Tigers had coasted to a 22-point home win, but this time they had to hang on for a 66-65 victory. MUHS never trailed, but the 2-8 Slaters hung in as Lucas Czarnecki tossed in 28 points and Darren Brown added 14.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team defeated visiting North Country, 1-0, on Monday night in a game postponed from Jan. 3.
The Tigers’ outshot the Falcons, 42-4, but needed Emma Best’s goal at 10:48 of the final period to claim the victory. North Country, the first-place team in Division II at 7-3-1, got a 41-save performance from Mikaella Doran. Rowan Hendy worked a four-save shutout for the Tigers, who improved to 9-2.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College women’s hockey won three recent games to improve to 8-2-1, 5-1 in NESCAC play. The Panthers are ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III.
Middlebury next faces a key NESCAC series this weekend at home vs. first-place Amherst. The Jeffs are 10-1-1 overall and 6-0 in league play. Game times are 7 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
On this past Tuesday, Middlebury’s Jessica Young scored 1:54 into overtime to give the Panthers a 2-1 win at Utica (5-4-2).
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 7 cited a 65-year-old resident of a North Street care facility for simple assault by physical menace after he allegedly threatened harm to his fellow residents.
Police said Ronald Ethier, a longtime resident of the home who they said is under the care of the Counseling Service of Addison County, was taken to the Chittenden County Correctional Center and held briefly without bail. CSAC found him new lodgings, they said.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police during the first full week of the year were called to an incident in which a man was waving a gun around, responded to a three-vehicle crash with injuries, cited a couple of local men for driving under the influence, cited a Vergennes woman for driving without a license, and took a report of a theft from a work site.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Deven J. Corse-Terrier, 18, of Middlebury for petit larceny, after he allegedly stole some money from a relative at a Route 7 South residence on Jan. 8.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted with a tractor-trailer that was stuck atop a frozen snow bank on South Village Green on Jan. 5.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent activity in Addison Superior Court Criminal Division (except where noted), the following took place:
Benjamin J. Adams, 32, of Salisbury pleaded guilty to Oct. 19 charges of violation of an abuse prevention order and driving with a suspended license, and was sentenced to 9-12 months, suspended, and was fined $147. The state’s attorney dismissed an Oct. 19 charge of first-degree unlawful restraint as part of a plea agreement.