June 3rd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — One of Jackie Nienow’s most vivid childhood memories is of her father bringing home a classroom-size chalkboard that had been orphaned by renovations to a nearby school.
“I was in fourth grade and I taught school all the time in the neighborhood; I even had parent conferences,” Nienow chuckled in recalling how she put the chalkboard — and her blossoming teaching talents — to good early use. “My mother used tell me, ‘Think about all the free child care you’re providing.’”
VERGENNES — It took a journey to two continents for longtime Vergennes Union Elementary School reading specialist and kindergarten teacher Diana Raphael to discover her passion was education.
Raphael, then 21 and just out of Pine Manor College near Boston, traveled to Europe in 1971 for half a year, and from there to Morocco for three months. There she found herself in a village for an extended stay.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police in the New Haven barracks are investigating the burglary of a residence located on Lime Kiln Road in New Haven.
Items reported taken from the home include prescription medication.
Police report that someone forced their way through the front door sometime between May 26 and May 29.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the state police at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
BRISTOL — On Saturday, May 30, at around 2:30 a.m., Bristol police were called to East Street, west of the Lord’s Prayer Rock, for a motor vehicle crash.
Chief Kevin Gibbs reports that Kyle T. Hamblin, 23, of Waltham lost control of the vehicle he was driving and slammed into several mailboxes, drove back onto the roadway and then drove off East Street (Route 116) again and came to rest. Neither Hamblin, who admitted to police that he was the driver, nor his female passenger was injured.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report that a woman with a self-inflicted wound had locked herself in a room in a North Pleasant Street residence on May 29. Police said Middlebury Regional EMS took the woman to Porter Hospital for treatment/evaluation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated an unspecified theft from the Middlebury College campus on May 26.
• Were informed on May 26 that a bike had been stolen from the Middlebury College campus.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police early on Saturday morning reluctantly cited a woman for petit larceny for stealing potted flowers from a White Street resident’s porch, an action taken on their second visit to the scene.
The first call came just before midnight on Friday, when a White Street resident said a woman started walking off his porch with a potted plant, refused his request not to do so, and then went into a neighboring home.
FERRISBURGH — A Vergennes resident died during the evening of Tuesday, June 2, after driving a vehicle off Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, according to Vermont State Police.
Authorities identified the deceased as Dana S. Phillips, 55.
It was at around 8:40 p.m. that Vermont State Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash, with injuries, at 5371 Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.