November 29th, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY / BRANDON — On Nov. 20 the Vermont State Police Special Investigation Unit in Rutland arrested Joseph M. Johnson, 53, of Franklin Street in Brandon and charged him with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
Police alleged that Johnson fondled a 10-year-old girl from a nearby town during her visit to his home the previous weekend. He pleaded innocent when arraigned in Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Monday, and was released.
In mid-October, we got a dog. Specifically, we got Gracie, a 4-month-old, white-and-brown Labradoodle.
BRISTOL — A tragic one-car accident at the intersection of North Street and Park Place in Bristol on Saturday evening claimed the life of an 85-year-old pedestrian, Ann Roscoe of Bristol.
Bristol police responded to the scene at approximately 5:51 p.m. on Nov. 24. Roscoe was transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, where she died later that evening, according to a press release from the Bristol Police Department.
The car had been operated by Ashley Nancollas, 19, of Bristol. No charges have been filed.
MIDDLEBURY/HANCOCK — Three Hancock residents appeared at the Addison County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to plead innocent to drug-related crimes in connection with an alleged methamphetamine operation at a home at 2698 Route 125 in Hancock.
It is the first substantial meth case to be prosecuted in Addison County.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board will meet on Dec. 10 to create a new bond proposal for voter approval, said board chairwoman Kristin Bristow on Wednesday.
Bristow spoke the morning after the board met for two hours in front of about 10 residents to discuss its options after its initial $6.5 million proposal to pay for needed repairs and major upgrades to the school and grounds lost on Election Day, by a tally of 2,244-1,653.
BRISTOL — For many 20-somethings, moving to New York City to make it as actors and directors is a pipedream.
For siblings Brighton and Sarah Jean Luke, Bristol natives and members of the Mount Abraham Union High School class of 2007, that pipedream isn’t just their reality — it’s also the inspiration for their first film, “American Dreamsicle,” which is currently in production.
BRISTOL — “Big cups for a big success!” said Bristol Planning Commission chair Chico Martin, doling out red solo cups of sparkling cider to the planning commissioners, town office staff and newspaper reporter gathered in Holley Hall last Tuesday.
It was the planning commission’s first meeting since the updated Bristol Town Plan, the product of eight years of the effort, passed with 68.7 percent of the vote on Election Day.