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November 25th, 2015
Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center gives a great big THANK YOU to all of you who worked with us to make this year’s Lighted Pumpkin Patch possible with over 700 carved and lit pumpkins as well as 200 luminaries cut by the Durham family. This is truly a community event, both supported and enjoyed by our community that literally hundreds of our area residents are a part of.
MIDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Nov. 16 cited Traci S. Clark, 49, of New Haven for driving under the influence (third offense) and driving with a suspended license, after she allegedly struck another vehicle head-on on Washington Street Extension on that Monday.
Police said no one was injured in the crash. Authorities said they measured Clark’s blood-alcohol content at 0.227 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between Nov. 16 and 22 dealt with a variety of incidents, including an arguing couple, retail theft, a domestic dispute, a simple assault and a driving-under-the-influence case.
In those seven days, city police:
• On Nov. 16 checked out a report of suspicious behavior involving people inside and outside a van near the intersection of First and Second streets. The van was gone when they arrived.
VEMONT — On Nov. 20, a Sudbury man pleaded innocent to a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child after an investigation by Vermont State Police.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III in the early going, opened its season this past weekend by sweeping a pair of games from NESCAC foe Trinity, 5-1 and 2-1.
The Panthers are back in action this weekend, when they and Plattsburgh State host the Panther-Cardinal Classic at Chip Kenyon Arena, in which Western and Eastern D-III powers will face off. Middlebury will take on Elmira on Friday at 4 p.m., and host Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Sunday at 4 p.m.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team opened its season this past weekend with a pair of losses at a tournament hosted by Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y.
ONEONTA, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team opened its season this past weekend with a pair of wins in Oneonta College’s four-team tournament.
On Saturday, the Panthers edged Hartwick, 61-58, as freshman post player Catherine Harrison led the way with 20 points, nine rebounds and a key late block.
Hartwick led, 26-15, in the first half until the Panthers used a 7-0 run to come within three at 28-25 at the halftime break.
ADDISON COUNTY — Many girls’ soccer players from Mount Abraham, Middlebury, Otter Valley and Vergennes union high schools earned postseason honors this fall from either the Lake Division or the Marble Valley League C Division.
Mount Abe’s Ernesta McIntosh earned the highest honor, being named the Lake Division offensive player of the year. She was also chosen as one of four Eagle Lake Division First-Team All-Stars, joining Jesse McKean, Lydia Pitts and Anna Hauman.