June 20th, 2013
The aluminum skin of our little boat is leeching the coolness of the lake water into my back and into the soles of my feet. It feels good. I look up and can make out, at the edge of my vision, my mom, my sister and my brother. But mostly I see sky. End-of-the-day sky. Not much blue remains. It holds no clouds. No early evening stars. No moon. It is full of nothing, nothing to hold my gaze, yet hold it does. My eight-year-old mind doesn’t wonder how or why. I just stare.
One recent morning, my husband, Mark, and I sat on the back porch with our feet up, drinking our coffee and enjoying some much-needed sunshine. A typical late spring scene, really.
Except, perhaps, for the goat.
Lucy, our one remaining goat, had trip-trapped onto the porch like she often does, to stare at us with her lazy yellow eyes. And smirk. She’s always smirking.
MIDDLEBURY — As the calendar flips to the hotter months, so too begins the summer baseball season. And for many of the area’s top baseball players, the summer means one thing — American Legion baseball.
For Addison County, the contingent of Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high school ball players join forces once again as they compete in the Northern Division of Vermont American Legion Baseball.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of various boats and boating equipment from the Basin Harbor Club Marina off of Basin Harbor Road in Ferrisburgh.
Police received a report on Sunday morning that someone had stolen a 2004, 12-foot Zodiac with a 15hp outboard motor; a red 15-and-a-half-foot Eddie Line composite sea kayak; and an 11-foot orange/red Perception kayak.
In addition to the boats, various other boating equipment was stolen as well. The total amount of property stolen has an estimated value of approximately $9,000.
VERGENNES — Between June 10 and 16, Vergennes police among other incidents dealt with thefts, threats and a custody dispute, and also made an arrest on an outstanding warrant and cited a local woman for shoplifting.
In that week, Vergennes police:
• On June 10 heard that pain medications had allegedly been stolen from a North Green Street residence.
• On June 10 were told an iPhone was stolen at Vergennes Union High School.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Dennis Bonnin Jr., 32, for violation of the conditions of his release, following an incident in the John Graham Court area on June 12.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report that some of Champlain Valley Construction’s equipment had been vandalized at its Case Street gravel pit on June 10.
• Received a report that someone had tried to use a fake identification card to buy alcohol at Hannaford Supermarket on June 10.
WEST HAVEN — Middlebury drivers Hunter Bates and Todd Stone each won 25-lap feature races on Friday, June 14, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
Recent high school graduate Bates continued his strong start to the season by winning the first of two 25-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bond Auto Parts features.