June 6th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating two recent cases of burglars entering local homes to steal copper pipes.
Authorities were first called to a Route 7 South residence on May 27, where, police said, someone had entered the basement of the home to steal some copper tubing.
Then, on May 29, police began investigating the attempted theft of some copper tubing from the basement of an Exchange Street residence. Police said someone was able to loosen the tubing, but had not had a chance to remove it.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week arrested two county men on drug charges in separate incidents. Police lodged both at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to several May 29 reports of burglaries from residents in towns along Lake Champlain.
The first report came from a homeowner on Mount Independence Road in Orwell, where the perpetrator(s) made entry by forcing open a bathroom window and stole prescription medication. The crime is believed to have occurred between May 21 and May 28.
WOODSTOCK — Mount Abraham Union High School senior Jona Scott earned Division II and overall medalist honors at the state championship meet at the Woodstock Country Club on Wednesday by firing a 69, but his Eagle team fell one stroke short of a D-II team championship.
BRANDON — The No. 7 Otter Valley Union High School softball team broke an early 2-2 tie on Wednesday on the way to a 12-2 win over visiting No. 10 Lake Region in a Division II first-round game.
The 10-7 Otters are scheduled, weather permitting, to travel to Lyndon on Friday to take on the No. 2 Vikings (15-1) in a quarterfinal. LRU finished at 8-9.
Playoff scheduling changes came in fast and furious on Wednesday, mostly made due to impending local high school graduations this weekend, but also made with an eye to less than ideal weather forecast for the next few days.
Three local high school softball teams, two baseball teams and two lacrosse teams will host playoff games this week; two of those squads, Otter Valley baseball and Middlebury girls’ lacrosse, earned No. 2 seeds; and one first-round match-up pits Addison County rival baseball teams, defending Division II baseball champion Vergennes vs. perennial contender Mount Abraham.
CORNWALL — Angela McCluskey had grown tired of seeing her son Jonathan turn in for the night on the living room couch in their small apartment while she and her daughter Caitlin got to sleep in beds.
So McCluskey took what she believed was a long shot: She applied to become the owner of one of four new Habitat for Humanity homes to be built within a 13-acre subdivision off Cornwall’s Delong Road.
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