January 3rd, 2013
As it is, I get pretty stressed out around the holidays. So, had I been able to choose the optimal time for my kitchen range to burst into flames, I would not have picked the week before Christmas.
It’s a frantic time of year anyway, when I get so distracted that I do things like forget appointments and put the Kleenex in the fridge and the milk in the linen closet. But this year was particularly crazy.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of a man allegedly stealing a diamond tennis bracelet from a Rogers Road resident on Dec. 24.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a report about a sick fox in the Ossie Road area on Dec. 24.
• Investigated a report of a woman panhandling “to help her sick child” on Main Street on Dec. 24. Police said the woman was reported to have a child strapped to her back.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded to mostly typical matters during the week that included the Christmas holiday.
Between Dec. 24 and 30, Vergennes police:
• On Dec. 24 were told by a woman who walked into the station that she had lost jewelry outside the Little City Family Practice.
ADDISON COUNTY — Late last week, Vermont State Police issued a statement describing an incident involving a Vergennes man.
Police said that on Saturday, Dec. 15, at approximately 9:30 a.m. a concerned motorist called 911 to report erratic operation of a red, Toyota pickup southbound on Interstate 89. The caller followed the vehicle at a safe distance, from Milton to South Burlington, while providing regular updates to the police dispatcher.
December 31st, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY — The first day of winter on Dec. 21 brought a storm with hurricane-strength gales that knocked down trees and power lines, plunging more than 43,000 Vermonters into the dark beginning early Friday morning. The weather caused at least one fatality.
Green Mountain Power said that 34,270 of its customers were affected by the windstorm over the weekend, while the Vermont Electric Cooperative reported over 9,000.
MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has reached the halfway mark in its 2012 effort to raise $700,000 for local nonprofit causes, and organizers of the annual fund drive will soon mount an all-out push to try and reach the goal by next March.
VERGENNES — U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Vergennes officials confirmed last week that the current firm now operating Northlands Job Corps, Alutiiq LLC, has been granted an additional three months to run the federally funded job-training center for disadvantaged youth.
The DOL, which oversees the nation’s roughly 120 Job Corps centers, had announced in March that it would terminate Alutiiq’s Northlands contract, effective Dec. 31.
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