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February 25th, 2015
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.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen have given the go-ahead for a recreation survey to be distributed at the city’s annual meeting at the Vergennes Opera House on the evening of Monday, March 2, and made available at the Vergennes Fire Department polling station during voting hours on March 3.
At their Feb. 17 meeting aldermen reviewed a draft of the 10-question survey, which is being written by Mayor Bill Benton; Dustin Hunt, a Vergennes resident who works for the Middlebury recreation department; and city resident Kathy Rossier.
MIDDLEBURY — Citing a lag in payroll deduction contributions and a variety of other charities to which residents are donating their limited philanthropic dollars, representatives of the United Way of Addison County are concerned about the organization’s ability to achieve its 2014 fund drive goal of banking $720,000 for local nonprofits.
VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library has committed to a long-term program of support for local writers and creative minds. This program includes two weekly writing workshops, a monthly movie club, and a guest writer’s lecture series. Each program is scheduled to be ongoing and is open to the public.
FERRISBURGH — Longtime Ferrisburgh selectboard chairwoman Loretta Lawrence last week informed her fellow board members that she had decided to resign from her leadership position, but that she will remain on the board. Lawrence has a year left on her current term.