October 25th, 2012
VERGENNES — Early on Sunday morning Vergennes police cited a Middlebury man for a criminal count of driving with a suspended license, and they said he could possibly face other charges from state wildlife officials.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Brandon T. Raymond, 26, of Middlebury for burglary, grand larceny (over $900) and violation of the conditions of his release on Oct. 21. Police allege that Raymond broke into a Seminary Street apartment and stole an iPad and electronic gaming equipment.
Police allege that Raymond entered the apartment during their investigation and admitted to the crime.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials this week announced that South Street will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 7 a.m.
The street will be closed specifically at 3 South St. (the home of the Middlebury College President). This will allow workers to install a new water service and fire sprinkler line.
All through traffic from Main Street (Route 30) must use Porter Field Road to get to South Street.
The street will be closed until the work is done; which officials said could be in the late afternoon.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Hard Cider Company LLC — maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider, the top selling cider brand in the United States — has conditionally agreed to combine with C&C Group, maker of cider brands in Ireland and the U.K. The transaction, which is subject to competition and regulatory approvals, will allow the company to fully harness and maximize the growth of its U.S. cider business.
Terms of the deal were not announced. Business news websites this morning said the sale was valued at $305 million.
MIDDLEBURY — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team pulled out a key win on Saturday, 2-0, over host Middlebury in a hard-fought contest played on Middlebury College’s turf field.
The Eagles finished 8-4-2, and the points they earned from the win moved them (unofficially) up to fifth in the D-I standings; a loss could have dropped them to eighth.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College alumna turned Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning journalist Sarah Kramer returned to her alma mater Oct. 11 to talk about new channels for storytelling, eccentric interview subjects and her job as the multimedia producer for The New York Times.
Her talk, called “Personal Narrative in the Digital Age,” was the first this year in the college’s Meet the Press series. It drew from Kramer’s 15 years as a multimedia journalist.
BRISTOL — A Bristol man who was originally charged with attempted murder in a 2011 shooting incident that apparently revolved around a heroin deal gone bad, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and been sentenced to nearly three years in jail.
Dean C. Heffernan, 28, of Bristol was sentenced late last week in U.S. District Court in Rutland to 33 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
MIDDLEBURY — Beth Dow went from being a happy dog owner to a volunteer that plays a key role in helping others in the area adopt rescue dogs.
Four years ago, the Middlebury resident and husband Steve — animal lovers who now have two dogs, six cats and two horses at their Route 116 home — were looking to add a dog through petfinder.com, a web site at which many rescue organizations list animals available for adoption.