January 22nd, 2014
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are seeking more information on a Jan. 15 vandalism spree in which a half-dozen cars parked on School and East streets were damaged.
Police said the reports started coming in at about 7 a.m. that Wednesday morning, including of mirrors ripped off and paint scratched with keys, all apparently during the overnight hours.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Kevin Zey, 56, of Middlebury for first-degree aggravated domestic assault, following an incident at a Case Street residence on Jan. 19.
Police said they went to the residence upon being told of an alleged landlord-tenant dispute and that Zey had allegedly brandished a knife.
Police said they arrested Zey and took him to the Marble Valley Correctional Center, where he was lodged without bail.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
RIPTON — Middlebury Union High School Nordic athletes and local independent skiers fared well on Monday, when the Tiger team hosted its only home meet of the winter at the Rikert Ski Touring Center in Ripton.
For the Tiger team, senior girls Kate DaPolito and Sophie Ryan posted the best results, taking 14th and 17th among the more than 10 dozen skiers in the 5-kilometer skate race.
For Otter Valley, Brenna Coombs finished 67th to lead a three-skier contingent.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has signed a 10-year lease to occupy the office building located at 700 Exchange St. in Middlebury, between the Post Office Annex and Vermont Sun. The nearly 22,000-square-foot building will provide the college with much needed space for staff and allow for better use of space on campus, college officials said.
STARKSBORO — Jeff Keeney’s patience for Vermont Health Connect, the state’s incarnation of the Affordable Care Act, has run out.
“I don’t believe anything from Vermont Health Connect,” Keeney said late last week. “They’ve been wrong every step of the way.”
BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Department on Saturday elected new officers at its annual meeting, and installed Brett LaRose as the new chief.
LaRose has been with the department since 1995. He replaces outgoing chief John “Peeker” Heffernan, who served as chief for six years. Heffernan on Tuesday expressed confidence in the department’s choice of LaRose.
“I think he’ll do a great job — he’s been doing hard work, and he deserves credit,” Heffernan said.
FERRISBURGH — Firefighters from 17 departments in the county dined together this past Wednesday evening during the Addison County Firefighters Association annual meeting at the Eagles Club and recognized fellow members for their service.
Looking out at the crowd of men and women clad in dress white or blue shirts tucked into crisp black pants, keynote speaker Michael Desrochers was impressed. The director of state Division of Fire Safety, where he has worked for 25 years, Desrochers said he was honored.
MIDDLEBURY — This Martin Luther King Day, over 100 Middlebury College students will raise their voices in tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “MLK Oratorio: A Celebration in Song, Speech, and Dance.” The program will be held at Mead Memorial Chapel on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. It is free and open to college and community members alike.