July 21st, 2016
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department has announced that its personnel, along with other Addison County law enforcement agencies, will during the weekend of July 30 be conducting a special drunk-driving checkpoint somewhere in the county.
The city department and other agencies will be also be conducting roving patrols throughout Addison County in order to identify and arrest drivers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
MIDDLEBURY — Join renewable energy consultant Hilton Dier on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury for an introduction to the principles and techniques of using the sun as an energy source.
ORWELL — Get an insider’s view of American activities at Mount Independence in Orwell in the summer through winter of 1776 with this year’s “Investigation into the Revolutionary Mind” program on Saturday, July 30, from 2-3:30 p.m., in the state historic site’s auditorium. This year the question is “What Were You Thinking, John Trumbull and Anthony Wayne?”
FERRISBURGH — Join us at Rokeby Museum on Sunday, July 31, at 3 p.m., for a discussion of Quaker aesthetics led by scholar Anne Verplanck. The talk is offered in conjunction with the museum’s 2016 exhibit, “Quaker Made: Vermont Furniture, 1820-1835.”
SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on Tuesday voted 92 to 61 against repealing a new firearms ordinance intended to promote safety in the most populous parts of town.
The new law, unanimously endorsed by the Salisbury selectboard back on April 26 — prohibits “the firing or discharge of a firearm … within a safety zone of 200 feet from any residence, building or camper in the High Density Residential/Village Center (HDR district), or the Lakeshore District Areas.”
BRISTOL — A Florida man was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment of what Vermont State Police described as a “serious injury to his neck and back” after a diving accident at Bartlett Falls in Bristol on Monday, July 18.
It was at around 12:30 p.m. that VSP troopers and Bristol police, fire and rescue officials responded to Bartlett Falls off Lincoln Road on a report of a swimmer in distress.
ADDISON COUNTY — If you’re like many Vermonters, you have a well drilled hundreds of feet into the depths of your yard. This well probably supplies water for drinking, washing, bathing and cooking to your family — and if you’re like many Vermonters, the odds say that water’s never been tested.