June 21st, 2012
RIPTON — The Vermont Drug Task Force, a unit of the Vermont State Police, arrested Maleek Drummond, 31, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 14 in Ripton and charged him with trafficking heroin and possession of marijuana.
Members of the task force, other troopers and deputies from the Rutland County Sheriff's Department searched a Ripton home last Thursday, following an investigation into heroin trafficking. Drummond was the only person in the house.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on June 16 were called to the Lodge at Otter Creek retirement community and told by administrators that one of the residents, Robert Evans Sr., may have been abducted by his son. Lodge officials told police that Evans’ son picked him up for coffee at 10:30 a.m. but never returned.
BRISTOL — Bristol police handled a variety of typical calls between June 6 and June 12. During that period, officers:
• On June 6, responded to Hinesburg. A Hinesburg officer was pursuing a wanted subject on foot. No one could reach the Hinesburg officer by radio and the Bristol officer was closest to him. En route, the Bristol officer found that the subject was in custody but the officer didn’t have backup. He and a state trooper assisted the Hinesburg officer.
Almost since the day I met Greg Boglioli at Vermont Field Sports more than a decade ago, he has been telling me I need to go fishing in New Jersey. Not just any sort of fishing, but brook trout fishing.
MIDDLEBURY — On Tuesday night, the Addison Country American Legion baseball team opened its season with a 6-2 win against non-league opponent Bellows Falls at Middlebury College.
AC coach Mike Estey admitted his team of mostly high school players looked rusty, but he was happy with the team’s effort.
“These guys haven’t played in two weeks. We didn’t play our best, and we were missing four of our players. But overall we’re pleased,” Estey said.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard met on Tuesday to discuss progress in designing new municipal offices and a community center for the town of Middlebury. The vision for the project has been more defined since the board’s last meeting in November but plans still remain tentative because the board members said they want to involve the public more before moving ahead with the project.
MIDDLEBURY –– Tears filled Gwen Buchanan’s eyes as she discussed the improvement in her quality of life and happiness since coming to Project Independence, the senior day care program at Elderly Services Inc. (ESI) in Middlebury.
“When I first came here I was awful depressed with life and I just was discouraged,” the Vergennes woman said. “I’m better now.”
Buchanan is able to attend Project Independence because of her Medicaid insurance.
MIDDLEBURY –– Cheers, hugs, signs, bell tolls and a cannon boom greeted the five canoes that pulled up on the shores of Lake Dunmore.
A crowd of more than 100 gathered last Friday at Camp Keewaydin in Salisbury for a ceremonial paddle-in by Expedition 2012, a group of 10 young men who recently completed a 1,200-mile canoe trip to James Bay. The group hadn’t seen this many people since they shoved off in early April.