October 4th, 2012
Since starting at the Addison Independent last month, I’ve ridden the bus each day from Bristol to Middlebury.
Vermont is among a minority of states where the governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately, and among an even smaller minority of states where the current governor and lieutenant governor are of different political parties. This situation is likely to continue after the November election, since Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin and Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott are both favored to be re-elected.
ST. ALBANS — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls were ninth and the boys were 11th at the BFA Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at the Hard’ack Recreation Area in St. Albans.
Bakari Olivetti led the Eagle girls by finishing 36th at the 5-kilometer distance, while Chris Carter paced the boys by taking 43rd.
Champlain Valley won both team events, dominating the girls’ race by scoring 22 points to runner-up Burlington’s 70. The Redhawk boys edged Essex, 35-39.
BRISTOL — At around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, Bristol police responded to a child custody dispute at a South Street residence. A man had barricaded himself inside the residence with an infant child, Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said. The subject was allegedly refusing to return the child to the child’s mother.
The first officer on scene was informed that the man (whose name was not released, as court action is still pending) had taken drugs with a group of other people before the officer had arrived.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s volleyball team won three NESCAC matches last week at home, bringing its record to 10-3 for the season, 4-1 in NESCAC play.
On Wednesday, Middlebury fought off Williams, picking up a 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20) win.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into a shooting incident in Waltham.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, at approximately 6:20 p.m. VSP and Vergennes police responded to 7441 Ethan Allen Highway in Waltham for a report of a house being shot at.
Upon arrival police found that the southwest door of the residence had been damaged by what appeared to be a .45 caliber pistol round. The bullet only penetrated one of the two panes of glass resulting in no injuries to the two people who were inside of the residence at the time.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently investigated two alleged assaults at Northlands Job Corps and one at Vergennes Union High School, and charges followed the two Northlands investigations.
On Sept. 24, police arrested Andre Brown, 18, of New Haven, Conn., for simple assault and lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center. Police allege that Brown punched a fellow student several times in the face after the other student refused to submit to a search that Brown wanted to conduct because someone had stolen money from him.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited two juvenile Middlebury Union High School students for disorderly conduct after they allegedly fought on campus on Sept. 27.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report of a fight between four people on Court Street on Sept. 24. Police said there was no one there upon their arrival.
• Were informed that a man had made threatening comments toward Middlebury College officials after being denied access to the campus on Sept. 24.