September 12th, 2013
VERGENNES — An 18-year-old Vergennes resident was charged on Sept. 6 with aggravated domestic assault for allegedly knocking her twin sister unconscious and choking her, and both women were charged with simple assault on a third woman in an earlier incident.
This past Friday, police cited Brittney N. Rogers-Wilson of West Main Street for aggravated domestic assault and lodged her at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $5,000 bail.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Panton man was behind the wheel of a big rig that was involved in an accident in Cavendish on Monday evening that resulted in the death of the other driver.
Vermont State Police, along with Chester police and fire and rescue squads from Proctorsville and Ludlow, responded to a two-vehicle collision on Route 103 a quarter of a mile south of the intersection with Route 131 at around 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.
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.