July 21st, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team saw its long-shot bid for a Northern Division playoff berth end when it dropped five of seven games, all to teams higher than AC in the Northern Division standings, between this past Friday and Tuesday.
Just before that, AC had won three straight to improve to 5-8, but that stretch dropped the local nine to 7-13 and out of postseason contention heading into their final three games of the season.
MIDDLEBURY — The threesome of Frank Broughton, Betsy Bourdon and Nicole Laberge prevailed in July 15 Friday Night Mixer action at Ralph Myhre Golf Course.
Taking second place that evening was the foursome of Bernie Andrews, Joan Guertin, Wes Smith and Andy Bourdon.
The quartet of Jim Craig, Liz Andrews, Karl Neuse and Mary Ann Broughton finished third.
I’d been in Wyoming six days with barely a chance to wet my line. It was not for a lack of good-looking water. With the exception of a six-hour trip across a flat roasting high-altitude desert, I’d been crossing or driving alongside one beautiful river after another. Lovely. Enticing. And a bit frustrating since I was looking at them through a car window and not in my waders.
BRISTOL — A Florida man was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment of what Vermont State Police described as a “serious injury to his neck and back” after a diving accident at Bartlett Falls in Bristol on Monday, July 18.
It was at around 12:30 p.m. that VSP troopers and Bristol police, fire and rescue officials responded to Bartlett Falls off Lincoln Road on a report of a swimmer in distress.
MIDDLEBURY — As the group Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) saw the federal funding it used to fund a Middlebury transitional housing unit dry up, the Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) purchased the home to continue offering services there.
Addison County Community Action Group, doing business as HOPE, and CSAC announced the change of ownership of Hill House this week.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Alexis Betourney, 25, of Leicester for simple assault following an alleged altercation at Two Brothers Tavern on Main Street on July 16.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Vermont State Police with a drug overdose patient in Salisbury on July 11.
• Responded to a report of a “suspicious man making packages” behind a Main Street home on July 11. Police said the man had been making flash cards for a class.