September 22nd, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — On a recent morning Otter Creek Yoga founder and director Joanna Colwell did something you’ll likely never see her — or anyone else — do again.
Almost apologetically, Colwell walked across the recently laid wooden floor of OCY’s new Marble Works studio space in her cowboy boots.
MIDDLEBURY — Owners of downtown Middlebury’s Battell Block confirmed on Monday that a Thai restaurant will soon move into the vacancy at 22 Merchants Row, a spot most recently occupied by Doria’s restaurant.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued two drug citations to Vergennes Union High School students last week.
On Sept. 12, city police cited Jake Wrightington, 18, for illegal possession of controlled substances. Police allege Wrightington had in his possession a “sandwich bag full” of pills that they said were Ritalin and were not prescribed to him. Police confiscated the pills.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week cited an Addison man for driving 133 mph on Route 22A in Addison.
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, at around 3 p.m. Trooper Andrew Leise observed a red sport bike traveling northbound on Route 22A in Addison at a high rate of speed. Upon activating his stationary radar Leise received a target speed of 132 mph, which then increased to 133 mph.
There are countless benefits being conducted in Vermont on behalf of those affected by Tropical Storm Irene, and they are raising significant amounts of money. Last weekend’s Phish concert in Essex Junction raised $1.2 million on behalf of the state’s disaster relief fund. In Waitsfield, a solo concert by Grace Potter being hosted by Sugarbush Resort is expected to raise $350,000 for a local relief effort in the Mad River Valley. Similar events are happening in central and southern Vermont with each passing week.
MIDDLEBURY — In a Monday battle of two 0-3 girls’ soccer teams seeking to break through for their first victory, Middlebury Union High School carried the play and earned a 3-0 win over visiting Otter Valley.
The Tigers won 50-50 balls, passed and defended well, and used their flanks effectively to produce their goals, from sophomore Sara Boe, senior Mattea Bagley and freshman Rachel Sheldrick.
“Drive around. Pick out a few campsites you like. Tell us the site numbers. We’ll let you know if they’re available.” Those were the instructions from the ranger at the booth as we drove into the Grand Isle State Park for the first time.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police warned a Williamstown, Vt., man to stop harassing workers at the Middlebury office of the Vermont Department of Children and Families on Sept. 17.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated the reported violation of a no-contact order by a local woman on Sept. 12.