May 24th, 2012
VERGENNES — Vergennes police had an active seven days between May 14 and 20, but dealt with mostly routine matters.
In that week, city police:
• On May 14 helped a motorist get into a locked car in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
• On May 15 helped Vermont State Police search for burglary suspects in New Haven.
• On May 15 checked a Hillside Drive apartment after a report that a man was there in violation of a relief-from-abuse order.
CORRECTION: An item in the Vermont State Police Log in the May 17 edition of the Addison Independentmixed up the participants in a May 7 traffic accident on Route 17 in West Addison. A subsequent interview with Trooper Justin Busby revealed that Jeffery Freegard, 29 of Vergennes was driving a newer Fort Taurus sedan on Route 17 to a job at a farm in West Addison that day when he turned in front of a Chevy van driven by Jessica Cheney, 18, of Ticonderoga, N.Y.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury state Rep. Betty Nuovo has never been one to be intimidated by numbers — whether they be state statistics, budget numbers or long odds.
So it should come as no surprise that the county’s longest-serving legislator is not in the least bit fazed by the number 80, which was the birthday she marked late last year.
“I feel great,” said Nuovo, a Democrat who has spent more than a quarter-century in the Vermont House and will be asking voters this fall to give her another two years.
I usually set up in the woods on opening day of turkey season, at the intersection of trails along the base of a ridge. But this year I put my camo tent next to some honeysuckle beneath a lone cedar at the edge of my small meadow. Most of my trees had leaves by the start of May. And it always seems to me that once the leaves are full, and the range of vision in the woods has dropped dramatically, turkeys get a lot quieter.
VERGENNES — Larry Carlson was on the waiting list for an apartment in the Vergennes Senior Housing building for more than three years. Once construction began, he checked back every week to see if he would get in. Now a resident of the newly opened facility off Armory Lane, he is thrilled with his experience.
“As soon as the architect first came out, I was over to the offices and signed up. I was here every single week to check and see how the progress was coming,” said Carlson.
BRISTOL — When Katie Raycroft-Meyer — the newest addition to the Bristol Planning Commission — received a call from Bristol Town Administrator Bill Bryant Tuesday morning, she was surprised, to say the least.
Bryant informed her that she might lose her newly appointed seat because of her potential participation in a legal proceeding in which the town is involved — an accusation she adamantly denied.
ADDISON COUNTY — People looking to honor those who have served our country — and listen to marching bands, watch their neighbors’ kids walk together in uniforms, and look at creative floats — this Sunday and Monday will have a half-dozen options around the county.
Memorial Day parades and ceremonies are planned, in chronological order, in Orwell, Middlebury, Brandon, Hancock, Vergennes and Bristol.
Orwell kicks off two days of activities with its 39th annual Sunday afternoon parade, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.
ORWELL — The look on Alysa Farley’s face was one of serene happiness as she carried a three-week-old lamb named Ernie around the barn at Independence Petting Farm last week.
And Ernie, for his part, was perfectly content.