June 25th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police checked on a homeless camp on the railroad tracks near the Agri-Mark/Cabot plant off Exchange Street on June 17. While doing so, police said they found a backpack with two gallon-sized bags containing marijuana.
Police said the case is closed pending further information, and that they would keep the marijuana for a while then destroy it if no new information turns up. Anyone with information may call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
BRISTOL — In a log issued last week, Bristol police report that on April 27 they arrested Jonah S. Kleinfeldt, 39, of Bristol on an outstanding warrant issued by the Vermont Department of Corrections for a probation violation. Police pulled over a minivan registered to Kleinfeldt and found him hiding in the back of the vehicle in an attempt to avoid discovery.
In other activity in April, Bristol police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of incidents between June 16 and 22, including the arrest of a juvenile for a mountain bike theft, an alleged sex assault, several cases at Hillside Acres apartments, and a fight and alcohol abuse at Northlands Job Corps.
In that seven-day period, city police:
• On June 16 investigated an allegation of a sex assault at a Hillside Acres apartment. The case is being referred to the special county investigation unit.
ADDISON COUNTY — While softball stole most of this spring’s headlines in Addison County, the local high school baseball teams also enjoyed high points and excellent individual performances, the latter of which are recognized here in the 2014 Addison Independent Baseball All-Star Team.
Headlining the 2014 squad is Middlebury Union senior Aaron Smith, whose work on the mound, in the field and at the plate merits his selection as the 2014 Addison Independent Player of the Year.
ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbent State Sens. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, and Christopher Bray, D-New Haven, are unopposed in their re-election bids for the two Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.
That news became clear following the June 12 filing deadline for candidates vying for the Vermont Senate and many other offices.
SHOREHAM — Vermont Gas Systems and the Shoreham selectboard announced on Thursday that they had agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding related to the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project, a natural gas pipeline that would run through the town.
The agreement sets conditions about how and where the natural gas transmission line can be built and mandates emergency training and safety measures.
BURLINGTON — 350 Vermont (350VT) presents its second annual summer bike challenge, Just Bike. The month-long event challenges Vermonters to commit to “just biking” for the month of July while raising money for climate action.
Just Bike celebrates a low-impact lifestyle and grassroots organization. Participants commit a biking goal and solicit support from their family and friends.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club has had a very busy winter and spring, donating thousands of dollars to area organizations and individuals. In order to do this, the club holds various raffles and asks area businesses for assistance. Club President Shanon Atkins said that if it weren’t for the area businesses the Lions wouldn’t be able to help all those that they do now.