August 20th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School activities director Sean Farrell said he had a transition plan in place for the school’s boys’ soccer program: Coach Bret Weekes would complete his third year leading the program, while MUHS math teacher Reeves Livesay would assist this year and then take over for Weekes in 2016.
That plan went by the boards when life threw a curveball at Weekes earlier this month: An illness that struck a family member living in Utah prompted a family decision to move back to that state to help provide long-term care and support.
MIDDLEBURY — After 15 years of coaching varsity boys’ basketball at Middlebury Union High School, MUHS physical education teacher Chris Altemose has decided to step down from that job to spend more time with his wife and young children, 10 and 6, but not entirely give up coaching.
Altemose for the past two years has been coaching his 10-year-old daughter’s 3rd- and 4th-grade basketball team, and he plans to move up the ladder with her and her teammates to the 5th- and 6th-grade level.
Since the late 1800s and the western expansion of the U.S., railroads have enjoyed a preferential status among businesses. That it continues today, at the expense of communities put in jeopardy by unwanted and sometimes unwise construction projects, is an anomaly that perhaps should be revisited by the state’s Legislature and the U.S. Congress.
MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course will be hosting special events each of the next two Saturdays. On this Saturday, the 34th annual Middlebury Women’s Invitational comes to the course, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Saturday, Aug. 29, is Ralph Myhre’s annual Member Appreciation Day. Course members are each entitled to bring three guests for a round of free golf.
Have you bought your tickets to Middlebury’s New Filmmakers’ Festival? If not, you’ll want to reconsider what you have planned for next Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 27-30.
That’s when 90 films — from shorts to documentaries to longer-form fiction and children’s features — will be playing at three Middlebury venues. The festival lasts throughout the day and includes talks by film directors, seminars and workshops on filmmaking, plus a Saturday night party with live music that’s open to all.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police jailed a Bristol man on Sunday after he allegedly struck a vehicle and left the scene.
At around 5:26 p.m. state police responded to a reported dispute among citizens on River Road near Munger Street in New Haven. The complainant told the trooper that a man hit her truck with his vehicle and left the scene. Police said their investigation showed that the driver of the vehicle involved was John G. Bennett, 58, of Bristol. He also was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently cited two motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol, in both cases alleging the drivers had blood-alcohol contents (BAC) in excess of twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
In one case, from early on Sunday morning, city police said the driver involved totaled his car at the intersection of Panton Road and West Main Street.