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May 9th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Fred J. Seavy, 49, of North Clarendon for felony possession of marijuana, after he was observed driving the wrong way on Court Square on May 3. Police requested and received a search warrant to check the vehicle. That search, according to police, yielded “several bags of marijuana,” packaging equipment and a scale.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Helped defuse a landlord-tenant dispute at a Quesnel Lane residence on April 29.
Middlebury College President Ronald Liebowitz on Monday, May 6, sent a message to the college community explaining his institution’s position on Vermont Gas Systems’ proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through Addison County.
On Wednesday, a group of area residents and college students who want Middlebury College to rethink its position released a rebuttal to Leibowtiz.
What follows are the two documents for readers to evaluate for themselves.
MILTON — Middlebury Union High School track and field athletes won a dozen events on Tuesday, May 7, as both the Tiger boys and girls earned overall victories at a three-team meet hosted by Milton.
The Tiger boys scored 84 points to defeat Milton (40) and Hazen (31), while the Tiger girls picked up 68 points to top Milton (57) and Hazen (10).
Max Moulton led the boys’ team by winning at both 800 meters (2:08.36) and 1,500 meters (4:32.78). Moulton also met the state championship meet qualifying standard by running the 3,000M in 10:47.96.
ADDISON — When Addison resident Michele Kelly and her husband, Charles, moved to Vermont from Philadelphia a number of years ago, they didn’t foresee themselves in the middle of a crime wave.
But their home is just one of nearly a dozen in Addison — several in the past couple weeks — and many more in surrounding towns from which burglars in the past year have stolen, usually during daylight hours, items like jewelry, cameras, watches, computers, prescription drugs and family heirlooms.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has awarded $720,000 in financing to KE Durasol Awnings Inc. to aid the company in its $1.8 million purchase of the former Geiger building at 38 Pond Lane, a Middlebury property the company has leased since 2009.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their April 23 meeting dealt with a number of issues.
At that meeting, members of the city council:
• Heard plans for a May 22 public forum that will explore several issues key to the future of the city’s downtown and parks (see story).
•Set a public informational meeting on their $1.45 million bond proposal for a new police station for Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the city fire station (see story).
VERGENNES — Vergennes will be the site of a May 22 public forum that will explore several issues key to the future of the city’s downtown and parks.
Mayor Bill Benton this week said the forum, to which all are invited and which will be held in the Vergennes Opera House at 7 p.m. that Wednesday, is being jointly organized by officials from the city, the Vergennes Partnership and the opera house.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union board on Wednesday settled a lawsuit filed by its former business manager, thereby averting a jury trial that was slated to begin on Monday, May 6.
The settlement, forged through several hours of mediation between officials representing the ACSU and plaintiff Sharon Stearns, calls for the district to pay her $100,000 in what her attorney, Norman Watts, referenced as “lost compensation and other damages.”