March 28th, 2013
This week’s writer is Jeb Spaulding, Vermont Secretary of Administration.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Talena Jestice, 36, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following investigation of a one-car roll-over accident on Foote Street on March 22.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Referred, to the Addison County State’s Attorney’s office for possible prosecution, a report of a man pushing a woman in the Buttolph Drive area on March 18.
• Investigated a disorderly conduct complaint in the Lodge Road neighborhood on March 18.
VERGENNES — Last week’s snowy weather resulted in Vergennes police ticketing and/or ordering towed a number of cars left on city streets in violation of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight on-street parking.
Police ticketed cars and ordered at least one car towed on the nights of March 18, 19, 20 and 21.
The parking ban will remain in effect through April 1, this coming Monday.
In other action between March 18 and 24, Vergennes police:
ADDISON COUNTY — During the week of March 24, Vermont State Police along with local and county law enforcement agencies are conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout Addison County.
Senior Trooper Joseph Szarejko said the purpose of the checkpoints is to identify and remove impaired drivers in an effort to reduce traffic collisions and to promote highway safety.
MIDDLEBURY — Peter L. Burrows, 42-year-old principal of Willamette High School in Eugene, Ore., will officially take the administrative helm of the Addison Central Supervisory Union on July 1.
LINCOLN — Renaissance Italy came to life last week at the Lincoln Community School with a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” this year’s annual play put on by the school’s fifth- and sixth-grade students.
“It’s a really fun play,” said sixth-grader Lizzie Nault, shortly before the first performance on Wednesday. She played Hero, one of the play’s female protagonists.
RANDOLPH — A quartet of Middlebury Union Middle School students kept their thinking caps on Saturday, March 16, and earned fourth place as a team in the 30th Vermont State MathCounts competition.
One of them — eighth-grader Ronan Howlett — won the individual championship and will represent Vermont at the national contest.
His teammates were seventh-graders Greta Hardy-Mittell of East Middlebury, Laura Whitely of Weybridge and Julian Schmitt of Middlebury. Their coach is Diane Guertin.
NEW HAVEN — Jo LaFontaine will present an Armchair Traveler program at New Haven Community Library on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. LaFontaine will share slides and the story of her work with Mothers Without Borders in Zambia.