August 20th, 2014
I’m not one to write letters in support of people running for office, but in this case I’m happy to offer my support to Donna Donahue.
Since moving to Middlebury, Donna has worn many hats over the years and it seems each one sits easily. She has quickly become known around Middlebury for taking on jobs that are difficult. She has led causes for the improvement for the Middlebury area with even-handedness. She studies issues and problems looking for reasonable conclusions.
Wow, with all that Brandon has to worry about, such as almost $1 million in delinquent taxes, a budget going up for vote for try number five, some people are apparently obsessed with Richard Baker. Mr. Baker’s name was on the recently published list of delinquent taxpayers and is a former selectman and interim town manager.
GOSHEN — Ten years ago the Moosalamoo Association Inc. was named a finalist for a Conservation International/National Geographic Traveler World Legacy Award for its efforts to preserve and promote the Moosalamoo region.
Two years later the federal New England Wilderness Act designated the Moosalamoo region as a National Recreation Area.
WEST HAVEN — Joey “Fireball” Roberts sat through a half-hour rain delay and braved cool temperatures this past Friday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the wait was worth it — Roberts dominated Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night for his second Bond Auto Parts Modified victory of the season. He was joined as a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series winner during the evening by Josh Masterson, Stephen Donahue, and Mike Whalen Jr.
MIDDLEBURY — The members of the Middlebury Union High School field hockey team, former player Brooke Jette and the Middlebury Recreation Department are offering their annual clinic to elementary school students on Mondays — and one Wednesday — this fall.
VERGENNES — On Aug. 12 Vergennes police patrolled the city and surrounding area in a driving-under-the-influence patrol. Police issued six speeding tickets, one ticket for not wearing a seatbelt and one ticket to a tractor-trailer driver whose brakes did not work properly.
In addition to conducting several foot patrols, Vergennes police last week:
• On Aug. 11 cited Randy S. Rodgers, 49, of Mineville, N.Y., for driving with a criminally suspended license and for speeding on Panton Road.
ADDISON COUNTY — On Saturday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. Vermont State Police rushed to a one-car crash on Morgan Road in Salisbury. Police said the 16-year-old driver of the Honda Accord had fallen asleep at the wheel and traveled off the roadway, overturning in a ditch.
The driver, who sustained a broken elbow, was taken to a local hospital by a family member. The car was a total loss. State police do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.
In other recent activity, state police: