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October 29th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team clinched a NESCAC playoff berth on Saturday with a 3-2 win over visiting Wesleyan. The Panthers finished their regular season at 9-6, 5-5 in league play, and will enter the league tournament with the No. 5 seed. They will open on the road against an opponent to be determined by results late on Wednesday.
VERMONT — With youth deer weekend just around the corner, young hunters are encouraged to take to the field to hone their skills and to also help Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological check stations around the state, including two in Addison County.
Youth deer hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training they need for lifelong participation, and it also provides biological information needed to manage the herd into the future.
WEYBRIDGE — A local teen on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to three misdemeanor counts of simple assault on a police officer, stemming from an Aug. 23 incident in Weybridge.
Sabrina R. Landon, 18, of Weybridge is also accused of resisting arrest and being a minor in possession of a malt beverage (criminal count).
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited two Middlebury Union High School students for marijuana-related offenses on Oct. 24. Police cited one juvenile for possession of marijuana. They cited a second student for possession of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, and distribution of marijuana on school grounds.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — A variety of incidents kept Vergennes police busy between Oct. 20 and 26, including car accidents, fraud, an assault, a report of bullying, and gunshots fired within city limits.
In that seven-day span, Vergennes police:
• On Oct. 20 backed up Vergennes Area Rescue Squad and city fire personnel at a small fire at a White Street apartment.
• On Oct. 22 ticketed a driver involved in a minor two-car accident on Main Street for following too closely.
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health on Tuesday afternoon announced that it had requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27.
The Health Department did not release the quarantined Vermonter's name, but Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras issued a statement saying that the quarantined person was a Rutland man.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Vermont Gas Board of Directors announced on Tuesday that Donald Gilbert will be retiring at the end of the year and Donald J. Rendall will become the new president and CEO of Vermont Gas, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Gilbert, a Hinesburg resident, has led Vermont Gas for more than 13 years.