September 12th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a suspicious man asking for care at a Court Street physician’s office on Sept. 4. The physician told police he recognized the man, whom he said had come in last year complaining of tooth pain only to steal a prescription pad, from which he allegedly wrote some fraudulent prescriptions.
The doctor refused to treat the man this time and notified police. The matter remains under investigation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
The two objective arguments to the natural gas pipeline in Addison County can be broadly defined as: 1) those opponents who consider the Earth’s long-term environmental health as more important than the region’s short-term economy; and 2) those proponents who put the region’s economy first, believing that a strong economy is the means to transition to renewable energy.
Neither is wrong.
ADDISON COUNTY — Ongoing efforts to upgrade Vermont’s Western Corridor rail line for the resumption of passenger rail traffic got a big boost last week in the form of a $9 million federal grant that will fund 7 miles of welded rail and other projects between Rutland and Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — A grassroots coalition of environmental organizations has organized a demonstration against a proposed Vermont Gas Systems pipeline that would bring natural gas from Colchester to Middlebury.
Organizers expect hundreds of community members opposed to the pipeline to be in attendance at rally on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Middlebury Union Middle School off Deerfield Lane. It will occur prior to a 7 p.m. Vermont Public Service Board hearing, which will consider Vermont Gas’ Addison Natural Gas Project.
BURLINGTON (AP) — A Vermont man convicted for his role in a movie fraud case is appealing his 55-month prison sentence.
When 57-year-old Malcolm “Mac” Parker of Addison was sentenced last month, the judge rejected a government recommendation to give him a three-year sentence.
FERRISBURGH — Denecker Chevrolet co-owners Tom Denecker and Mike Capra have emerged as potential buyers of land owned by the town of Ferrisburgh at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.
Denecker and Capra, whose dealership has a Ferrisburgh showroom at the intersection of Route 7 and Monkton Road and a Vergennes service center on North Main Street, met behind closed doors with the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Sept. 3 to discuss the 34.9-acre parcel. Ferrisburgh has been marketing it since September 2010 for $375,000.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Sports Magazine has been sold to Addison Independent owner and publisher Angelo Lynn.