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September 30th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking to find out who forced their way into and burglarized four homes in Shoreham and Orwell on Monday during the day.
Trooper Eden Neary reported that the perpetrator(s) used a tool to gain entry to the residences on Brown Road and North Orwell Road in Shoreham and on Daigneault Hill Road in Orwell. Jewelry, medication, a firearm and electronics were reported stolen.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police fielded a complaint from a local woman who feared she was being stalked by another woman in the Court Street area on Sept. 27.
No arrests were made.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a patient having a mental health issue in the Painter Road area on Sept. 21.
• Received a report of an alleged threat that had been made against a Vermont Probation and Parole official on Sept. 21.
BRISTOL — Monday night, the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union school board appointed Assistant Superintendent Catrina DiNapoli as Acting Superintendent, with responsibilities effective today, Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The ANeSU board also passed a motion to begin a search for a new superintendent.
The board took no formal action regarding Superintendent David Adams. ANeSU board chair Dawn Griswold said in an email on Tuesday afternoon that:
PITTSFORD — A Leicester man was killed in an early morning collision on Route 7 that closed the road through Pittsford for six hours on Sept. 18.
Vermont State Police said Bryan Greene, 43, was killed that Friday when at around 5:45 a.m. the motorcycle he was driving, a 1983 Honda Shadow, crashed head-on with a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Shane Goodrich, 28, of Rutland. Greene was pronounced dead at the scene. Goodrich was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. Both vehicles were a total loss.
MIDDLEBURY — On Sept. 16, U.S. District Court Senior Judge J. Garvan Murtha ordered Middlebury College to re-enroll an undergraduate student that the college had expelled this summer.
Under the court’s order, the student (going by the pseudonym “John Doe”) will be permitted to attend Middlebury while his lawsuit challenging the expulsion continues.
MIDDLEBURY — Two Chinese filmmakers will visit the Middlebury College campus this week to show their documentaries about the Great Famine in China. The public is welcome to screenings, which will include question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers.
The “Great Famine” is the Chinese famine of 1959-1961. An estimated 20 million to 40 million people died in this famine.
Mr. Wu Wenguang and Ms. Zhang Mengqi will be talking about an ongoing project to make documentary films that are oral histories of that time.
STARKSBORO — Ellen Kahler, the executive director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, will be recognized this week for her statewide work to promote green, sustainable jobs and, by extension, the farms and forests on which Vermont’s rural economy depends.
Kahler, of Starksboro, will receive the Art Gibb Award for Individual Leadership from the Vermont Natural Resources Council at VNRC’s annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Inn at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.
VERMONT — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is organizing the 21st annual Share the Harvest event, to be held at more than 52 food businesses around the state on Oct. 1.
Up to 15 percent of sales on this day at participating restaurants, co-ops, and stores will be donated to NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program, which assists limited-income Vermonters in obtaining farm fresh fruits and vegetables through subsidized shares in CSA (community supported agriculture) programs.