July 23rd, 2015
VERGENNES — A tip from a concerned citizen on Saturday, July 18, resulted in Vergennes police issuing a series of citations to an Addison man, including driving-under-the-influence of drugs, test refusal, third offense, and two citations for reckless endangerment of children under the age of 12.
At about 9:15 p.m. that night, Vergennes police also cited Matthew Couture, 38, for leaving the scene of an accident on Panton Road.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police dealt with a variety of incidents between July 13 and 20, including an alleged assault and a serious farm injury.
In those eight days, Middlebury police:
• On July 13 were told by an East View Terrace resident about unauthorized credit card use, a case that is still being investigated.
• On July 13 began investigating an alleged assault on College Street on the Middlebury College campus that police said possibly involved unlawful restraint.
MIDDLEBURY — Holly Gonyeau, 36, of Ferrisburgh pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, in Middlebury to driving under the influence of alcohol during the June 17 accident that left a cyclist on Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh dead, but she did not face more severe charges.
That DUI charge on which Gonyeau was arraigned on Monday carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $750 fine.
VERGENNES — Homestead Education Tax rates delayed by multiple Vergennes Union High School votes finally arrived in the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns on Friday morning, and they ranged from 2.69 to 3.44 cents higher than had been estimated by ANwSU officials.
Residential school tax rates will be rising by between 9.29 and 9.48 cents in Addison, Panton and Vergennes.
ANwSU estimates had called for increases of 6.0 to 6.6 cents in those communities.
BRISTOL — Carol Fenimore last week officially began her duties as Mount Abraham Union High School’s interim principal, and it didn’t take her very long to realize she felt at home.
“I’m very excited to be here,” Fenimore said on Friday during her second day on the job at Mount Abe. “I’m looking forward to working with all members of the community to make this the best school it can be.”
Not terribly long ago, the theory among health care providers as well as many friends and family members of mothers-to-be was that your pregnancy was a time to take it easy on the fitness routine and enjoy a phase of relative couch-potato-dom.
However, more current studies reveal that it is not only perfectly safe to keep up a regular exercise plan, but that it is important to bust the myths about supposed dangers associated with exercising while pregnant.
MONTPELIER — The Addison Independent won seven awards — including a coveted first place for general excellence — at the annual Vermont Press Association (VPA) convention and awards ceremony held at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier on Thursday, July 16.
Competing in the non-daily category against more than three-dozen other publications throughout the state, the Independent also won:
• Honorable Mention for former reporter Zach Despart in the Mavis Doyle Award for state government reporting.