July 27th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Ronald M. Bean, 52, of Middlebury for two counts of attempted murder (in the second degree), stemming from an incident at the Counseling Services of Addison County’s Hill House residential home on Route 7 north on July 24 (see related story in A section).
Bean is alleged to have stabbed two people at the Hill House using a pair of scissors. He pleaded innocent to the charges on Monday in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, and is being held without bail.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — The local state police barracks were relatively quiet this past week in terms of media releases. Troopers reported on only three incidents — two of them were drunk driving incidents.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Burlington Country Club topped the Middlebury Swim Team, 263.5-209.5, on Tuesday in a competitive meet that was the last of the regular Champlain Valley Swim League season.
Both teams will next head to Vergennes on Friday and Saturday for the CVSL championship meet.
Against BCC on Tuesday, MST swimmers Holly Staats, Teagan Baumann, Devon Kearns and Courtney White each won three races, while Patrick Stone won twice. BCC won six of nine medley relays and six of 10 freestyle relays.
VERGENNES — The undefeated first-place Edge Swim Team defeated the host Vergennes Champs on Tuesday, 331-166, as the Champlain Valley Swim League’s regular season wrapped up.
The Champs, a smaller team than most of their opponents, won three out of seven meets, losing to larger Chittenden County foes, and are set to host the CVSL championship meet this Friday and Saturday.
“Overall, we’ve had a great season and are looking forward to hosting leagues,” said parent and team organizer Sue Rakowski.
WEST HAVEN — Second-place finishes for Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. and Steve Miller of Vergennes provided Saturday’s Addison County highlights in stock car racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
Quenneville finished behind Morrisonville, N.Y., driver Jason Durgan in the 30-lap, double-points Mid-Season Championship race, with Durgan prevailing in a late duel for his second NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win of the year on the Devil’s Bowl half-mile Asphalt Track on Saturday.
“Follow the money.”
– Advice from the then anonymous Deep Throat source advising Washington Postreporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward during the 1970s Watergate Scandal
“It is increasingly difficult to comprehend why the IOC, WADA, the IAAF and other major bodies opted to ignore evidence of systematic wrong-doing. Alternatively it is easy to comprehend, if you conclude that actually they don’t really care about doping as long as the dollars continue to flow.”
ADDISON COUNTY — The wind howled and the rain drummed heavily over the roof at the Davios’ in East Middlebury this past Saturday. The family huddled inside, thinking it safe where it was warm and dry.
That was, until moments later, when the shingles on the roof began to shear off and the rain began to leak into the house.