March 28th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — During the week of March 24, Vermont State Police along with local and county law enforcement agencies are conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout Addison County.
Senior Trooper Joseph Szarejko said the purpose of the checkpoints is to identify and remove impaired drivers in an effort to reduce traffic collisions and to promote highway safety.
MIDDLEBURY — Peter L. Burrows, 42-year-old principal of Willamette High School in Eugene, Ore., will officially take the administrative helm of the Addison Central Supervisory Union on July 1.
LINCOLN — Renaissance Italy came to life last week at the Lincoln Community School with a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” this year’s annual play put on by the school’s fifth- and sixth-grade students.
“It’s a really fun play,” said sixth-grader Lizzie Nault, shortly before the first performance on Wednesday. She played Hero, one of the play’s female protagonists.
RANDOLPH — A quartet of Middlebury Union Middle School students kept their thinking caps on Saturday, March 16, and earned fourth place as a team in the 30th Vermont State MathCounts competition.
One of them — eighth-grader Ronan Howlett — won the individual championship and will represent Vermont at the national contest.
His teammates were seventh-graders Greta Hardy-Mittell of East Middlebury, Laura Whitely of Weybridge and Julian Schmitt of Middlebury. Their coach is Diane Guertin.
NEW HAVEN — Jo LaFontaine will present an Armchair Traveler program at New Haven Community Library on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. LaFontaine will share slides and the story of her work with Mothers Without Borders in Zambia.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police have cited Denis White, 31, of Monkton for first-degree arson for allegedly setting fire to his family’s barn off White Ridge Lane on Feb. 24.
It was at around 3 a.m. on Feb. 24 that the Monkton Fire Department responded to a fire at 271 White Ridge Lane. A Monkton resident reported the fire after observing an “orange glow” in the area of White Ridge Lane. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a horse barn with an attached indoor riding ring fully involved.
FERRISBURGH — The wait for a fully signalized traffic light at the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 with Little Chicago and Middlebrook roads might still best be measured in years.
But the Agency of Transportation has been working on the project and is planning on presenting a design to the town selectboard this summer, according to an email from VTrans project manager Joshua Schultz.
VERGENNES/WASHINGTON, D.C. — This past Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy held his second online chat of the 113th Congress with 75 seventh-grade students from Vergennes Union Middle School.