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August 25th, 2016
Dear Sir/ Madame,
In late July I was on a cycling holiday and passed through the Addison area. A couple and a man helped me, a complete stranger, and I wish to acknowledge their kindnesses.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Aug. 17 cited a soon-to-be-dismissed Northlands Job Corps student for starting the fire that destroyed an empty Macdonough Drive horse barn.
Police said they cited a 16-year-old juvenile from Florida who had been terminated from Northlands for “setting fires,” and not for arson. Police said the juvenile apparently did not intend to destroy the building on the south side of the city street, but acknowledged starting the fire that then got out of control.
In other incidents between Aug. 15 and 21, Vergennes police:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Adam L. Cijka, 37, of Rutland with unlawful mischief, petit larceny and five counts of credit card fraud, after he allegedly broke into a vehicle parked off Court Street and stole a wallet on Aug. 17.
Police further allege that Cijka fraudulently used the victim’s credit card at some businesses in Middlebury.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Issued court diversion paperwork and open container warnings to several underage people consuming alcohol in the Buttolph Drive area on Aug. 15.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are trying to determine the cause of a two-car crash in Salisbury on Sunday morning that resulted in five people going to the hospital.
Troopers from the New Haven barracks along with a patrolman from the Middlebury Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on Middle Road in Salisbury at 7:59 a.m. Police determined that a black, 2003 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 42-year-old Dean Whitney of Salisbury had collided with a tan, 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Ashley Marsh, 30, of Richford.
This week’s writer is Jessi de Boer, who wrote this in coordination with the Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction. DeBoer, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, is coordinator of Adult Recovery Services at Counseling Service of Addison County
What is psychotherapy (talk therapy)? How does it help with addiction?
HYDE PARK — The Lanphear Family Farm, a 530-cow Holstein dairy in Hyde Park, has been named the 2016 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The award is presented annually by University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association in cooperation with the New England Green Pastures Program to an exemplary Vermont dairy farm.
This farm, owned by Kirk and Katrina Lanphear, was recognized for its well-managed herd, high-quality milk production, sound management practices and strong work ethics.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are seeking the public’s help in solving a suspected animal cruelty case, involving a dog that was found hung from a tree in a wooded area off Route 125 East on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Police said the dog was a black and white border collie. Police found the animal at around 11 a.m., hanging in what they described as a wooded area off the road.