September 6th, 2012
pparently there was a little confusion surrounding the recent death of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong. Some people got him mixed up with Lance Armstrong, the newly shamed bicyclist, and NBC posted that astronaut Neil Young had died. I guess it is easy to confuse a guy who wrote a song called “Harvest Moon” with a guy who walked on the moon. For anyone around my age or older, though, the name Neil Armstrong and the defining moment of the first manned moon landing will forever be etched in our minds.
VERGENNES — On Aug. 30 Vergennes police cited a New Haven man for aggravated assault and burglary at a First Street home in an incident that police said was triggered by a dispute over a $50 debt.
Cited was Robert Todd Wood, 41. Police said he went to the First Street residence in the Otter Creek mobile home park and knocked on the door and demanded to be let in. Police said Wood’s alleged victim first ignored him and then told him to leave while Wood tried to break into the home; the attempted break-in triggered the burglary charge, police said.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Bridgette Sunhawk, 29, of Middlebury for domestic assault, following an alleged incident in the Seymour Street area on Sept. 2. Police allege that Sunhawk struck a man multiple times in the chest.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a junk ordinance complaint from a Woodland Park resident on Aug. 27.
• Investigated a trespassing complaint at a Court Street residence on Aug. 27.
ADDISON COUNTY — An altercation between neighbors last Saturday night ended with Vermont State Police taking one Leicester man to jail and citing two others for disorderly conduct.
Trooper Star reported that on Sept. 1 at approximately 11 p.m. VSP at the New Haven barracks responded to a report of a burglary on Lake Dunmore Road in Leicester.
LEICESTER — Vermont State Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle who allegedly struck a girl while she was walking along Lake Dunmore Road in Leicester on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The juvenile victim reported being hit by the side mirror of the blue mini van as it passed by. The girl was evaluated for possible injuries following the incident, according to state police. The mini van, which has a spare tire mounted on top, was last seen heading west on Fern Lake Road, toward Route 7. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police in New Haven at 388-4919.
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If you see me around town these days, you may notice my crazed grin. You may notice an extra bounce in my step. You may notice that I appear to be missing two-thirds of my children.
This year, two of our three daughters are in preschool three days a week.
Vermonters give an average of 2.8 percent of their discretionary income to charity, making us one of the stingiest states in the union, according to a national study conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Our cellar-dwelling neighbors are close by. New Hampshire is the stingiest at 2.5 percent, and the rest of New England fills in the bottom six positions nationally.
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