June 13th, 2013
“I’ll believe it when I see it!”
As a child, I became familiar with that expression. It might have had something to do with my walking into the house with muddy sneakers for the billionth time. Or my incessant insistence from the backseat of the station wagon that my sister was on my side — she crossed the line! At times like these, my mother would give me a look and offer a well-earned corrective. Before the bench of maternal justice, I’d offer guaranteed forecasts of better behavior. The Judge looked hopeful, if unconvinced.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into several calls in the past week about lawn trimmers and other items stolen from the garages of several Cornwall and Weybridge residences.
On June 4 troopers received a report from the owner of a home on Clark Road in Cornwall that someone had entered his garage and stolen gasoline and a weed whacker.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested three people on June 3 in connection with “several incidents of theft of metal (to be turned in for cash)” and theft of a purse from Earth Waste Management on Route 7 South. Police cited 49-year-old Robert Miller of Ripton, Jacob Bachand, 20, of Bristol and Alexander Vincent, 37, of Middlebury for grand larceny and possession of stolen property.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police in two separate incidents this past weekend ticketed five minors for alcohol use and issued them court diversion paperwork, and in one also cited a 21-year-old motorist for driving under the influence of alcohol and providing alcohol to minors.
BRISTOL — This Saturday beginning at 8 p.m., Smart Growth for Bristol will host a community storytelling event in Holley Hall modeled after the Moth Radio Hour, a popular weekly show heard on National Public Radio in which regular people tell stories from their lives.
The Moth’s storytelling model has each storyteller speak without notes, a strategy that often results in a variety of stories that range from tragic to hysterically funny, according to event organizer and Smart Growth member Caroline Engvall.
BRISTOL — On June 3, Bristol police arrested Bruce Cobb, 53, of Lincoln on charges of selling and dispensing of narcotics. Police had obtained information stating that Cobb was selling narcotics in downtown Bristol.
A press release from Chief Kevin Gibbs stated that police conducted several operations in Bristol where Cobb allegedly sold and dispensed narcotics in the presence of a police officer on several occasions.
LINCOLN — Fifteen years ago this month, on a stormy Saturday, the waters of the New Haven River rose dramatically and washed over the center of Lincoln village, including Burnham Hall. The lower levels, which housed the town library, were completely flooded.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury and Middlebury College are working on a deal that would result in the purchase of the so-called Lazarus Building at 20 Main St., a structure that would be razed to provide a wider and safer Printer’s Alley link between the downtown and the Marble Works complex.