June 23rd, 2016
I wanted to title this letter “Losing Faith.”
I should clarify my title, I’ve grown up in a very loving Christian home, and continue to worship Him every Sunday. I could argue over the last year my faith has grown and been stronger than I have ever felt it to be. I have so much to be thankful for, so I don’t want any of what I say to take away from that. What I am losing faith in, is people.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between June 13 and 19 handled a variety of incidents, including disorderly conduct, theft, drunk driving and one report that a motorist might have pointed a gun at kids playing.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On June 13 conducted a background check on behalf of the U.S. Army.
• On June 13 were told two packages that had been delivered to a Green Street residence had been stolen; police are still investigating this theft.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited a Shoreham man for driving a tractor while intoxicated after state Fish & Wildlife officials reported seeing a John Deere tractor strike a covered bridge on Swamp Road in Cornwall during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15.
The game wardens told VSP they stopped the tractor on Route 30 and found the driver to be Denny Pouliot, 40. They suspected Pouliot had been drinking alcohol, according to VSP.
MIDDLEBURY — Between June 13-19, Middlebury police cited two men in separate cases of suspected drunk driving.
On June 16 at 9:07 p.m. stopped a car driven by Wesley Huestis, 32, of Middlebury on Court Street for a traffic infraction. Police said a roadside sobriety test showed that Huestis’s blood-alcohol content was 0.165 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. They cited him for driving under the influence.
MIDDLEBURY — Dan Smith, the current president of Vermont Technical College, has been hired as the next president and CEO of the Middlebury-based Vermont Community Foundation.
Smith brings to the Community Foundation experience in public service, organizational planning and development, as well as a strong legal background, VFC officials said in a release Tuesday announcing his hiring.
MIDDLEBURY — On Wednesday evening, June 22, downtown Middlebury will come alive with folk music on the green.
This free mini-concert is part of the inaugural concert in the Summer Music Series as part of the Experience Middlebury Initiative to bring people into downtown and to foster community within the larger Middlebury area. The series will consist of one Wednesday evening concert each of the summer months.
ORWELL — Orwell residents will return to the polls this Tuesday, June 21, to decide whether their town should join five Rutland County communities in forming a unified Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD).
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Energy Committee Chairman Jason Kaye last week served notice to the Middlebury selectboard that he will participate in peaceful efforts to disrupt construction of the Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline into town, and asked board members if such activity might preclude him from serving on the panel.
At their June 14 meeting, selectboard members replied they will continue to endorse Kaye’s stewardship of the committee, provided his pipeline protests stay nonviolent and within the spirit of civil disobedience.