Archive - Dec 20, 2012
VERGENNES/LEICESTER — Vergennes police on Tuesday — with a major assist from Vermont State Police — arrested three people in Leicester and charged them with selling heroin after finding more than 350 bags of the drug, $3,670 of cash, marijuana, and a stolen firearm at a Fern Lake Road home.
Police said the street value of each bag ranged from $20 to $30 per bag, meaning the street value of the drug seized by police on Wednesday ranged from $7,000 to $10,500.
BRISTOL — At Monday’s Bristol selectboard meeting, the board voted to submit a letter protecting the town’s interests to the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) concerning Vermont Gas Systems’ proposed pipeline project.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union Elementary School board on Monday night moved closer to adopting a 2013-2014 budget that would boost spending by 4.7 percent to a little less than $4.1 million.
Board chairwoman Tara Brooks said on Tuesday the board would hold a special meeting during the second week of January to make final a plan that would increase spending by about $190,000.
She said the board will probably adopt what they looked at on Monday.
“We’re pretty confident of where we are now in terms or our numbers,” Brooks said.
ADDISON COUNTY — Between October’s bow season and December’s combined bow and muzzleloader season, Addison County weigh stations handled 346 deer — 183 killed by arrows and 163 shot with muzzleloader rifles.
The muzzleloader total is an estimate because game wardens conducting an investigation took a book with several names of successful hunters from Starksboro’s Jerusalem Country Store; the overall county number is therefore also an estimate, but is certainly accurate within a few deer.
ADDISON COUNTY — If you ask Reed Prescott, surviving the recession has been simple — you just have to be an artist.
“We’re the only ones that could handle it, because we were used to not having money,” Prescott said.
MIDDLEBURY — It’s not unusual for bakers to engage in a little hyperbole when promoting their products.
But when Rachel Wollum claims her cookies are “simply divine,” one can hardly accuse her of stretching the truth.
Not only do Rachel’s cookies taste heavenly, they are baked with love in the basement kitchen of Middlebury’s St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School.
BRISTOL — Balancing acts, tumbles across the floor, jumping, hopping and juggling tricks galore — a performance of Cirque du Soleil?
No, the first performance of “Cirque du Bristol,” the Bristol Elementary School’s school-wide holiday performance, which was performed by 300 Bristol students Monday at Mount Abraham Union High School.
BRANDON — Like the rest of the nation, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent John Castle is still reeling from news of the unthinkable school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday that killed 26, including 20 first-graders.
“This is one of those things that shakes you to the core,” Castle said of the massacre, where six adults including the school’s principal were also killed. “It’s your worst nightmare as an educator.”