March 26th, 2014
Gov. Peter Shumlin’s strength, as witnessed by his Monday visit to Middlebury to speak at a legislative luncheon, is the mile-high clarity through which he sees political challenges.
A corresponding weakness is that he too quickly dismisses the swamps that lie in the weeds of detail between his lofty goals. It’s a trait that transcends issues, from the natural gas pipeline, to health care reform and school governance.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating a string of BB-gun vandalism cases in the New Haven Road and Green Street neighborhood.
Three incidents of BBs being shot through home windows on those city streets were reported last week, and a fourth was reported late the week before.
On March 17, a Green Street resident reported hearing a bang outside his home, but police found nothing. The next day, the man called back to say he had discovered the damage to a window.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested two men following a three-vehicle accident on Route 7 North at around 6:40 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19. Police said the accident occurred in the northbound lane of the road when Brian Baldwin, 42, of Middlebury allegedly rear-ended a vehicle in front of him that had stopped.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to 68 South Main St. in Whiting on March 19 at 11:20 p.m. in an attempt to locate Wayne Bezanson, who had a warrant for his arrest.
While troopers were attempting to take Bezanson into custody he began to resist arrest. Police allege that Pamela Jean Thomas, 49, of Whiting began to assist Bezanson in resisting arrest by preventing troopers from handcuffing him.
Troopers did eventually subdue Bezanson and take him into custody.
3/22 Midd. vs. Bowdoin.......................... 10-4
3/25 Endicott vs. Midd. ........................ 14-12
3/22 Midd. vs. Bowdoin.......................... 14-6
3/25 Midd. vs. RIT................................. 19-4
I am writing my column this week from Tucson, Ariz. I am here watching my son play baseball with the Middlebury College Panthers on their annual spring break trip. Ten games in eight days, with the final three against archrival Williams.
In two weeks, my parents will move to Vermont from the town in Northern Virginia where I grew up, their home for 37 years.
More on that later; for today all you need to know is their new front door in Vermont needs work. Everyone – the real estate agent, the sellers, the contractors they consulted – agreed that the door should be repainted or replaced, and that the doorstep needs to be repaired.