April 12th, 2012
VERGENNES — On Monday, for the first time since 2010 the members of the Vergennes Union High School boys’ lacrosse team walked off the field with a victory.
The Commodores led a shorthanded visiting Otter Valley team at the half, 3-0, and then erupted for eight third-quarter goals in a 12-1 victory in their season opener.
Junior attackman Joe Krayewsky sparked VUHS with eight goals, but said the win was the product of a team-wide effort to bounce back from two seasons of frustration: VUHS was 1-14 in 2010 before 2011’s winless campaign.
In testimony before the full Senate, Department of Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller Thursday experienced the power of political demagoguery and learned how the appeal of writing checks to a few trumps policy that benefits the many. She must have walked away dispirited.
For the past few weeks I’ve thought a lot about a twist on the popular saying, “don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.” The twist is this: After four weeks on crutches, I now better understand how it feels to be less than mobile.
Frankly, it’s not that easy to get around out there.
You don’t see that bumper sticker on many cars in Vermont. But support for the legalization of marijuana is close to a majority sentiment, if the results of a recent statewide poll are to be believed.
The state Legislature is still taking a very cautious course toward decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
But according to this year’s 42nd annual Town Meeting Day poll by Sen. Bill Doyle, a near majority of Vermonters favor not just decriminalizing marijuana, but legalizing it altogether.
This weekend begins a new trout season and will bring many anglers out on the water. There are two things to keep in mind when fishing in the early season: trout metabolism and food availability. Actually, these are two things to keep in mind year round, and for all types of fishing. But what it means to keep these in mind varies from species to species and season to season.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle for traveling at 94 mph in a posted 40 mph zone on Route 7 in New Haven on Easter morning.
Senior Trooper Andrew Leise reported that Bianca Maria Fassbender, 23 of Bad Homburg, Germany, was driving 54 mph over the speed limit through New Haven Junction (where Route 17 and train tracks intersect with Route 7), with three passengers in her vehicle. The trooper noted that this is a busy business area with a major intersection.
VERGENNES — A Vergennes man who police said was highly intoxicated at the time of a Sunday afternoon incident is facing a felony charge of domestic assault plus two more charges: simple assault on a police officer for allegedly spitting in the officer’s face, and interfering with emergency services for damaging a phone that his alleged victim was using to call for help.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Joshua S. Cave, 35, of Leicester for aggravated assault, following a reported fight outside a Court Street residence on April 4. Police said the alleged victim sustained cuts and bruises.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Got medical help for a woman who was standing in front of the Seymour Street fire station on April 2 saying she was depressed and that she had taken around 80 Tylenol pills.