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February 25th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — In a Saturday duel of top NCAA Division III women’s college hockey teams, visiting No. 2 Plattsburgh edged No. 3 Middlebury, 4-3, denying Panther coach Bill Mandigo his 500th career victory in the process.
Mandigo’s team will look for that milestone victory this Saturday at 3 p.m. in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Chip Kenyon Arena, when the top-seeded Panthers (18-3-3, 13-1-2 NESCAC) host No. 8 Hamilton (10-10-4, 4-9-3 NESCAC).
If the Panthers win, they will host the NESCAC final four the following weekend.
VERGENNES — The No. 5 Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team rode a big second half past visiting No. 12 Hartford, 68-53, in a Tuesday first-round Division II playoff game.
The 14-7 Commodores will next visit No. 4 Otter Valley on Saturday at 2 p.m. in a quarterfinal matchup, with the winner earning a date in a Monday night semifinal in Barre, probably against undefeated No. 1 Woodstock, which will host No. 8 Mill River in a Friday quarterfinal.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent activity in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, the following took place:
Allen Anderson, 56, of Pittsford pleaded guilty to an Oct. 3 charge of careless or negligent driving, amended from a charge of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or both, and was sentenced to 6 to 12 months, suspended, was fined $492, and given one-year probation with conditions including not to buy, have or consume a regulated drugs without a valid prescription.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Theresa L. Engel, 46, of Middlebury for allegedly violating a relief from abuse order at Kinney Drugs on Court Street on Feb. 20.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated a report of a family disagreement in the Valley View neighborhood on Feb. 22.
• Assisted a local man who had been receiving unwanted text messages from his ex-wife on Feb. 22.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police continue to investigate a report that 25-year-old Denise Hart is missing, and they suspect foul play. Hart, a Hartford, Conn., resident who is known to use the names Tiffany and Chookie, was last seen leaving a friend’s home in Sudbury on the evening of Jan. 25, and was reported missing on Jan. 31.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police made an arrest and issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol following Sunday traffic stops.
On that day, city police arrested Ricky Relyea, 45, of Ticonderoga, N.Y., after stopping his vehicle because of an obstructed windshield. They discovered Relyea was wanted on an outstanding warrant for DUI and possession of marijuana, and they also cited him for driving with a suspended license before lodging him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
MIDDLEBURY — Lisa Gosselin, currently the Commissioner of Economic Development for the state of Vermont, will be leaving her post in April to join Addison Press Inc., the award-winning publisher of several of Vermont’s regional newspapers, magazines, websites and digital apps.