October 15th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of firearm thefts in the county. Two thefts last week bring the total to three since Sept. 20, each in a separate town.
BRISTOL — Police in Bristol dealt with a variety of incidents in July, as was seen in an activity log recently submitted by Chief Kevin Gibbs. Among the incidents was one in which police returned to a local couple a handgun they had accidently donated to a charity event.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent proceedings in the Addison County Superior Court, criminal division:
Chelsea Barrows, 22, (no address given) pleaded guilty to an Aug. 9 charge of careless or negligent driving, amended from a charge of driving under the influence, and was fined $607.
Shane Branchaud, 31, of Addison pleaded guilty to a July 20 charge of unlawful mischief and was sentenced to 29-30 days in jail, interrupted daily, and was fined $147.
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.
MONTPELIER — The 11-year saga of the proposed Lathrop gravel pit inched toward a resolution this past Wednesday morning when the Vermont Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case.
BRISTOL — Dozens of volunteers came out to help construct the new playground on the Bristol green Oct. 4 and 5, but a delayed shipment prevented the crew from completing the project.
“Each day, 20 to 40 people came and we did as much as we could,” said Jill Kopel, a project organizer and Bristol parent. “We’re very close.”
MIDDLEBURY — A feature-length documentary film that chronicles the Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team’s surprising 1983 undefeated season and state title will be aired on a Vermont TV station eight time over the next week.
Vermont PBS Plus, Vermont Public Television’s new high-definition channel, will broadcast “The Green Mountain Upset” between Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 21.
SHOREHAM — Shoreham residents are mourning the loss of their selectboard chairman, Paul Saenger, who died on Oct. 5 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Former Selectwoman Karen Shackett has been appointed to serve the balance of Saenger’s one-year term, which will be up for grabs next March on Town Meeting Day.