Archive - Aug 10, 2009
NEW HAVEN — A huge Thursday evening crowd swelled by good weather and a high-flying warm-up act watched the annual Addison County Fair and Field Days collision of the clunkers for cash prizes, also known as the Number One Auto Parts Demolition Derby.
After local natives Shawn Connors and Adam Cousino flew high off ramps on their motorcycles to perform mid-air daredevil tricks while deftly avoiding mishaps, dozens of drivers then deliberately created crashes in five demo derby heats.
VERGENNES — The Vermont Attorney General’s office released a statement on Friday that Vergennes Police Chief Mike Lowe is facing five new charges in addition to driving under the influence of a drug that had been prescribed to him. The new charges include embezzlement and two counts of fraudulently obtaining a prescription.
ADDISON COUNTY — For local automobile dealerships, the “Cash for Clunkers” program has been a mixed blessing.
On one hand, the $1 billion government rebate program — which offers customers up to $4,500 if they trade in a gas-guzzling “clunker” for a more fuel efficient new car — has jumpstarted business at local dealerships. Since the program kicked off in late July, dozens of county residents have purchased new cars.
Editor’s note: The 61st annual Addison County Fair and Field Days last week was, as ever, a smorgasbord of sights, sounds, smells and sensations. With so many events, demonstrations, fried treats and heated competitions to take in, our reporters picked just a few favorites for our readers to savor.
NEW HAVEN — Patrick Fifield wasn’t making much progress across the fairgrounds.