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VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled, among other incidents between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, thefts, reports of suspicious behavior, car accidents and one case of driving under the influence of alcohol.
During that week, Vergennes police:
• In the morning of Nov. 25 were called about a suspicious man reported to be walking back and forth in front of Vergennes Union High School, but could not find him on arrival.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of gunshots fired at a Jackson Lane residence on Nov. 30. Police determined that someone had thrown a hot sauce bottle against the door of the residence and that no shots had been fired. Police said the matter remains under investigation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
MIDDLEBURY — As might be expected, the undefeated Division I champion Middlebury Union High School football team earned more than its share of the league’s postseason honors.
Nine members of the Tigers were named as D-I first-team all-stars, as chosen by Vermont coaches, while many more earned second-team or honorable mention, and Coach Dennis Smith was named the D-I Coach of the Year.
ADDISON COUNTY — Five members of the Otter Valley Union High School football team and two from Mount Abraham earned postseason recognition from the Division III coaches.
Four OV players were named first-team all-stars: senior Mike Winslow as a running back and a linebacker, senior Tyler Jones as an offensive lineman, junior Joe Scarborough as a receiver and junior John Winslow as a defensive back, while Mount Abe senior Tommy Lee Hodsden earned a first-team nod as a kick returner.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will host the annual holiday event “Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 and 7 p.m. at Mead Chapel. For 42 years, this service has been a special Addison County tradition, celebrated on the last Sunday of the college’s fall semester. A large audience of both college and community members and families will fill the chapel to share in a sense of community and hopefulness of the season.
RIPTON — A 54-year-old Ripton man who has been missing since Nov. 23 apparently was killed when is car left Route 125 in Ripton and crashed into the woods sometime in the past 9 days.
Vermont State Police were called to the intersection of Route 125 and Steam Mill Road, near the Bread Loaf campus, at 9:20 p.m. Monday night to a report of a vehicle that had gone over an embankment and into the river there. They found the body of James P. Daignault there with his totaled 2001 Plymouth Neon.
MONTPELIER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Vermont are seeking public input on a recently released draft proposal to restore the water quality in Lake Champlain. Also released is a timeline for completing the Lake Champlain restoration plan, which includes a number of opportunities for the public to get involved.