September 19th, 2013
I’m the new reporter here at the Independent. I’ll be covering Bristol, Lincoln, Starksboro, Monkton, New Haven and Middlebury College. Plus, if you’ve got an agriculture story, I’m your man. I’ve written some stories already, but this is my first Clippings, so do forgive me if it is terrible.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report that someone had broken into a vacant Middle Road South residence to steal all of the copper piping on Sept. 12.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Helped persuade a Mary Hogan Elementary School student to show up for classes on Sept. 9.
• Investigated an identity theft complaint involving a young Seymour Street resident on Sept. 9.
Earlier this week, The Politico, a publication with a wide readership among Washington insiders, ran an article entitled “What Is Howard Dean Thinking?” The article noted that Dean recently made a speech in Iowa, the first caucus state, and will be speaking soon in New Hampshire, the first primary state.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to Ripton on Sept. 16 at 3:46 p.m. to investigate a burglary and theft.
Troopers report that someone entered an unlocked residence and stole a laptop computer worth approximately $450 and an 11-week-old Rottweiler dog.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact VSP at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with mostly routine matters between Sept. 9 and 15. In that week, city police:
• On Sept. 9 issued no-trespass orders to two women who repeatedly visited the Champlain Farms ladies’ room together and knocked over a display when asked to leave.
• On Sept. 9 calmed an argument between parents and a child behind a Main Street apartment building.
When Twitter announced it was planning to sell stock to the public and make its founders richer than God, millions of people responded to the news by wondering, “How can a company named after bird sounds be worth $10 billion?”
Millions of other people scratched their heads and wondered, “What in the world is Twitter?”
It’s a social networking (or, if you prefer, “microblogging”) service that until recently limited users to 140-character messages. Photos are now possible, but most users stick with word updates.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Aug. 13 initiated an investigation into a complaint that a Huntington woman had unlawfully removed money from a guardianship bank account controlled by the Vermont Probate Court.
Police Chief Kevin Gibbs reports that the department’s investigation showed that money had been withdrawn from the account between October 2010 and August 2012. He said bank records showed that Jamie Ellen Martell, 32, had completed 29 unapproved withdrawals totaling $15,758.63 during this period.
MIDDLEBURY — Translation and its integral role in people’s lives will be the focus of Middlebury’s annual Clifford Symposium Sept. 26-28. “Translation in a Global Community” will bring together experts from Middlebury College, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and the larger national and international communities to shed light on the contributions of translators and translation in an increasingly complex world.