Archive - Dec 2011
MIDDLEBURY — The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) is circulating a marketing survey to get a sense from local shoppers and merchants about how the town could improve its retail, parking, restaurant and housing amenities.
The 17-question survey is based on a similar questionnaire that the University of Vermont administered in the town of Newport a few years ago. Respondents are asked to weigh in on a series of topics, including:
MIDDLEBURY — For 20 years, Otter Creek Brewing founder Lawrence Miller had joined a chorus of Addison County entrepreneurial voices pushing for government policy changes to promote business interests in Vermont.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police arrested a city man late on Dec. 5 for violating his conditions of release, an action taken after they spotted him acting suspiciously, near the intersection of Main and South Water streets.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police began investigating embezzlement allegations filed by Paquette Storage on Route 7 North on Dec. 7. Police said the embezzlement allegedly occurred between May of 2008 and May of 2011.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a report that $72 had been stolen from a student’s backpack at Middlebury College’s McCullough Hall on Dec. 5.
ADDISON COUNTY — While patrolling Morgan Horse Farm Road in Weybridge on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 8, Vermont State Police Trooper Tim Hanley checked on a vehicle parked in a pull off next to the bridge over Otter Creek.
The trooper said the driver, Jamie C. Martin, 30, of Castleton, falsely identified himself as a Massachusetts man. Martin’s privilege to drive in Vermont is suspended.
I am a writer. Although I have written numerous essays for magazines and have now published eight books of nonfiction, with a ninth on the way, I especially love to write stories. I started writing stories 30 years ago when I was in high school. I haven’t really stopped since.
VERGENNES — A Vergennes Union High School basketball team with high hopes for this season took a step forward on Tuesday when the Commodores hung on for a 67-62 win over visiting Division I foe South Burlington.
VUHS (2-0) had led by 12 late in the third quarter, but the 0-1 Rebels repeatedly penetrated the lane and cut the lead to two three times in the final three minutes.
MIDDLEBURY — Mark A. Snow, 41, of Middlebury on Tuesday was sentenced to five years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a young woman on Jan. 1, 2010. Following sentencing by Judge Nancy Corsones in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, Snow was taken to the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland.
“We were hoping for more, but the judge, after reviewing all the material, felt that five to life was an appropriate sentence,” said Deputy State’s Attorney Christopher Perkett.