October 29th, 2014
VERGENNES — A variety of incidents kept Vergennes police busy between Oct. 20 and 26, including car accidents, fraud, an assault, a report of bullying, and gunshots fired within city limits.
In that seven-day span, Vergennes police:
• On Oct. 20 backed up Vergennes Area Rescue Squad and city fire personnel at a small fire at a White Street apartment.
• On Oct. 22 ticketed a driver involved in a minor two-car accident on Main Street for following too closely.
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health on Tuesday afternoon announced that it had requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27.
The Health Department did not release the quarantined Vermonter's name, but Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras issued a statement saying that the quarantined person was a Rutland man.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Vermont Gas Board of Directors announced on Tuesday that Donald Gilbert will be retiring at the end of the year and Donald J. Rendall will become the new president and CEO of Vermont Gas, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Gilbert, a Hinesburg resident, has led Vermont Gas for more than 13 years.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
LINCOLN — Weathervane Outreach in Lincoln will be hosting its annual senior citizen Halloween flu shot clinic this coming Thursday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. until noon at the church in Lincoln.
The theme this year will be music. There are lots of door prizes, prizes for any one that shows up in a costume, and lots of delicious goodies to snack on before or after one receives their shot.
Lorraine Patterson, Linda Norton, and Janet Orvis do most of the organizing and decorating.
MIDDLEBURY — While the camera is usually thought of as a tool for recording the facts of the real world with great exactitude, it can also be used to explore the wonders of the imagination. PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury’s newest juried exhibition, “Dream, Fantasies and Illusions,” this other aspect of photography. An opening reception is on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.
BRANDON — History, foliage, the arts and inns, even the quality of the water. For decades, there have been great reasons to visit Brandon. Now, there’s fiber.
Alyssa Zollman, former chair of the Brandon Area Economic Development Committee and advertising manager of The Reporter (sister paper of the Addison Independent), has lit upon an idea that knits together many of Brandon’s artists and craftspeople in the name of fiber. Introducing “The Home Spun Tour.”