April 15th, 2013
VERGENNES — Bixby Library will hold a public reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
WATERBURY — The Vermont State Police Bomb Squad on March 23 retired two veteran explosive detection canines.
MIDDLEBURY — In a rematch of the 2012 Division I semifinal, the host Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team opened this past Wednesday with a convincing, 12-7 win over Rutland.
Next up for the Tigers, whose Friday home game with Woodstock was postponed, is another rematch: Defending D-I champion South Burlington, the team that knocked off MUHS in the 2012 final. The Tigers will visit the Rebels on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
HINESBURG — Mount Abraham Union High School track and field athletes on Thursday won three events at a four-team meet hosted by Champlain Valley, and recorded top-three finishes in several other disciplines.
Winning were Asa Learmonth at 400 meters in a time of 54.8, Josh Cousineau in the high jump with a leap of five feet, and Ian Bachand in the discus with a throw of 105 feet, 7.5 inches. Learmonth was also second at 200 meters, and Bachand took second in the shot put (times and distances were only available for first-place efforts).
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/10 MUHS vs. Mt. Mansfield .............. 11-10
4/12 Lamoille at Mt. Abe............. Ppd. to 5/2
4/13 MUHS at St. Albans ..................... Ppd.
4/13 Randolph at OV.................... Ppd. to 5/2
The House’s vote on Friday to decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of marijuana makes sense for three over-arching reasons: 1) the current penalty under existing law is excessive and has life-long repercussions that are unreasonable; 2) the current law is not prosecuted consistently throughout the state; and 3) in the proposed bill it’s still an illegal drug.
SALISBURY/LEICESTER — Lord Dunmore’s clock took the plunge on Monday, April 1, at 4:38 p.m. Thus ended the annual Dunmore Dip Ice Out Contest sponsored by the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association. Each year the public is invited to guess the date and time that the Lord Dunmore mannequin sees the ice go out and stops the clock. Each guess costs $1.
The money raised helps the association in the battle against milfoil in the lakes.
STARKSBORO — Police have seized drugs, cash and guns in Starksboro and arrested four people on various charges including possession and trafficking of drugs.
Vergennes police announced on Saturday morning that they, with the assistance of the Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks, had executed a search warrant on an apartment located at 132 Big Hollow Road in Starksboro.