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August 5th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Recently retired Middlebury College women’s lacrosse coach Missy Foote added another accolade to her storied career by being named a Northeast Regional Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. During her 35 years on the Panther bench, Foote earned the regional coaching honor eight times.
BRISTOL — Gale Greene of Shaftsbury won the Class A division in the Vermont PreState horseshoe-pitching tournament hosted by the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club at its Bristol courts this past Sunday.
Green, who placed fourth at the Men’s World Horseshoe Pitching Championship in Kansas late last month, threw a perfect 7-0 slate of games in Bristol, hitting ringers nearly 70 percent of the time.
MIDDLEBURY — The Ralph Myhre Golf Course will host three events in the next two weeks. On Friday, Aug. 7, the Middlebury course will host the Vermont PGA Junior Tour Championship, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, brings the Club Challenge vs. Neshobe with an 8:30 a.m. back-nine shotgun start.
On Saturday, Aug. 22, Ralph Myhre will host the 34th annual Middlebury Women’s Invitational, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Sign-ups for that event are going on now through Aug 14.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police issued an abuse prevention order to a man who had visited police seeking to retrieve his 17-year-old daughter from a Middlebury location on Aug. 1.
Police said the girl had left her father’s Pennsylvania residence to reside with her sister in Middlebury. Police issued the abuse prevention order after investigating the father, whom they have referred to the Counseling Service of Addison County.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Wednesday, July 29, cited a Leicester man for possession of more than a half-pound of marijuana and reckless endangerment, following an investigation at a home off Delorm Road.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel is warning area residents about a telephone scam after two complaints last week of callers posing as law enforcement officials and warning residents they faced arrest if they did not send payments. In at least one case, Merkel said a caller posed as a U.S. Treasury agent.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent activity in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, the following took place:
Scott Boyle, 25, of Middlebury pleaded guilty by waiver to a May 26 charge of careless or negligent driving, and was ordered to complete the Reparative Board and was fined $147.
As Middlebury residents, businesses and town officials jump into the fray that has rather suddenly surrounded the proposed railway improvements through Middlebury’s downtown — replacing the underpasses on Main Street and Merchants Row — let’s be sure the message we’re sending does not smack of a community opposed to development and resistant to change.