October 16th, 2014
LEICESTER — A Leicester man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to felony first-degree aggravated domestic assault and other related charges after being accused of severely beating a woman and allegedly preventing her from leaving her home and from contacting authorities on Oct. 11.
BRISTOL — A Bristol man who had recently been released from jail for his role in the armed robbery of a local nursing home is back in court facing a charge of aggravated sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl, who is a relative.
Alec T. Morse, 22, pleaded innocent to the felony charge on Monday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division. If convicted, he faces a jail term of 10 years to life, and/or a fine of up to $50,000.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury VFW Post 7823 members have decided to try and make a go of sustaining their 530 Exchange St. headquarters, rather than putting the property on the market.
MIDDLEBURY — Officials of the Case Street Community Club this weekend are beginning a serious discussion about the future of the historic one-room schoolhouse at the intersection of Route 116 and Quarry Road in Middlebury, and for the first time they are asking for help from members of the general public.
We have evolved over millions of years to deal with brief, sometimes intense, episodes of stress and trauma. Think of cavemen fighting off saber-toothed tigers. Under stress our bodies release substances, like adrenaline and cortisol, to help our nervous system respond to life threatening stresses — Fright/Flight/Fight/Freeze.
PLAY PREVIEW: Are human beings good or evil? Can civilization or science ever tame the worst in us? In Middlebury Actors Workshop’s latest production opening next week at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, set in Victorian London, we meet Dr. Henry Jekyll, a gentleman scientist who has left his practice to pursue that burning question. His solution, which makes him the world’s first psycho-pharmacologist, launches a tense and fast-moving drama.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded on Oct. 8 to a report about a youth who had passed out after smoking marijuana, and was now acting aggressively at a Seymour Street residence. Middlebury Regional EMS took the youth to Porter Hospital.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Vermont State Police with a vehicle-deer collision on Route 116 in Bristol on Oct. 6.
NEW HAVEN — As towns in Addison County field proposals for new solar power arrays, town officials and area legislators say they’d like to see communities have more influence over where projects can be sited, and how large they can be.