November 26th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — The United Methodist Church of Middlebury, located at the corner of North Pleasant and Seminary streets, is selling trees and wreaths to benefit both local and world service commitments.
Those wishing to buy a holiday decoration may visit the church on five dates in the first three weekends of December.
• Friday, Nov. 30, 4-8 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 7, 4-8 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
BOSTON, Mass. — Three teams from the Vergennes Union High School rowing club each posted top-three finishes in their divisions at the Nov. 17 New England Youth Rowing Championships held in Boston, Mass., at which 28 teams in all competed in three divisions.
According to team coach Dennis West, in each division the teams raced three times, and the times from the three races were combined to determine the winners.
11/20 Smith vs. Midd........................... 80-47
11/20 Midd. vs. Green Mt. ................ 117-81
11/30 Conn. College at Midd. ............. 7 p.m.
12/1 Tufts at Midd. .............................. 4 p.m.
When I look out across the economic horizon I feel concerned. The issues are so huge and advice so plentiful I hardly feel there is hope for change. Then I pull back and say “I’m not going to take in all the issue but what do I have control over today that in some small way has a positive impact?”
This week’s writer is Mike Palmer, president of Ethics By Design, which is a Middlebury company that helps nonprofit organizations, commercial enterprises and government agencies set up effective ethics programs.
BRISTOL — On Nov. 7 Bristol police arrested Chad Cook, 25, of Monkton, in connection with an ongoing burglary investigation conducted with Vermont State Police.
Cook confessed to stealing around 3,700 pounds of steel from a location in New Haven, according to Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs. He said that law enforcement officials believed Cook to be one of three or four individuals responsible for a long string of burglaries from Salisbury to Burlington. As a result of the investigation, three burglary cases in Bristol village were closed.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to a one car rollover accident on Route 30 in Cornwall on Friday, Nov. 16, at around 10:13 p.m.
Upon their arrival, troopers found that the man they believed to be the driver of the 1995 Ford Mustang, 37-year-old Joshua Laraway of Bridport, had fled the scene. The passenger, 21-year-old Justin Stone of Middlebury, was transported to Porter Hospital with serious injuries. Police said he had injuries to his neck, head, back, and possibly internal; and his condition late Friday was called “guarded.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Shawna Renee Thorpe, 31, of Middlebury for simple assault, following an alleged incident at a Route 7 North residence on Nov. 14.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a reported untimely death at a South Street Extension residence on Nov. 12. Police said the deceased — George Stabler, 69 — had died of natural causes.
• Ticketed a Middlebury Union High School student for being a minor in possession of tobacco on campus on Nov. 12.