April 12th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — Police in Middlebury are warning area residents to be wary of scammers calling this week.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 11, the Middlebury Police Department received numerous reports of Addison County residents receiving automated phone calls that said their debit cards were “locked,” according to Middlebury Police Sgt. Jason Covey. In each case the messages prompted the potential victims to enter their account number to “unlock” the debit cards.
THE MIDDLEBURY UNION Middle School drama club will present their version of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Town Hall Theater on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. The cast is pictured here during a rehearsal at the school last week.
Independent photos/Trent Campbell
BRISTOL — Bristol police have found the local teenager who was reported missing on Sunday.
Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said on late Monday afternoon that they had found 15-year-old Destyni Cassatt, whose family reported her missing after having last seen by on Sunday.
Police began a search Sunday, including sending officers around to knock on doors in her neighborhood.
Gibbs thanked the public for help in locating the teenager, but did not provide information about how or when she was found.
BRISTOL — Bristol police are looking for a local teen who was last seen by her family on Sunday, April 8, and who family said is in need of her medication.
The girl’s name is Destyni Cassatt, 15, of Bristol. She was last seen in Bristol wearing a purple zip-up hoodie, jeans and sneakers. She was also sporting bright pink hair. Police have been searching throughout town for Cassatt, whom they currently describe as being in a “defiant” state of mind.
MIDDLEBURY — The defending NESCAC West and league champion Middlebury College softball team swept three 8-0 games from visiting Hamilton this past weekend to earn a share of first place in the league.
The Panthers (13-7 overall, 3-0 in NESCAC West) have now won five straight games and nine of their last 10, and are tied with Amherst (21-1, 3-0) atop the league standings. Williams and Wesleyan each stand at 3-3 in NESCAC West; Amherst swept three games from Williams, and Williams took a three-game set from Wesleyan.
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center is in the process of introducing seven new family practice physicians and a new Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to its roster, a move that will soon relieve some of the demand from new patients who must currently look for such services outside of Addison County.
Every Porter primary care practice in Addison County is closed to new patients, as are the two doctors’ practices that don’t fall under the Porter Medical Center practice umbrella: Mountain Health in Bristol and Middlebury Family Health.
ADDISON COUNTY — After two years of relatively strong milk prices, the United States Department of Agriculture last week announced that falling dairy prices and the high cost of feed has triggered support payments to dairy farmers.
MIDDLEBURY — A committee searching for a new Addison Central Supervisory Union superintendent has elected not to advance a final candidate for board review. This means the district will either embark on what would be a third search, or continue into next year with an interim administrator.
The search committee, chaired by ACSU board member Peter Conlon of Cornwall, last week interviewed one finalist for the job. The panel then met on Thursday, April 5, and chose not advance the candidate on to an ACSU board interview.