August 23rd, 2012
By the time you read this, I’ll most likely have finished up my time at the Addison Independent with more than a few tears.
As I write it, I’m preparing to move on from this three-year experience that’s taught me almost everything I know about journalism, agriculture, technology and adult life.
I started here at the Addy Indy as an intern, fresh out of Middlebury College armed with an English degree and a mighty indecision about what I wanted to do with my life.
With less than a week to go before the statewide primary election, I have two major questions about next Tuesday’s Democratic primary for attorney general between Bill Sorrell and T.J. Donovan.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of an armed woman who had been drinking and threatening suicide in the Twin Circles area on Aug. 17. Police defused the situation and took the gun into evidence. The woman was taken to Porter Hospital, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated two car break-ins in the Forbes Circle neighborhood on Aug. 13.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a two-car crash on Middlebrook Road in Ferrisburgh last Saturday, Aug. 18, at approximately 8:55 p.m. Upon arrival, troopers fond that one of the vehicles had left the scene of the crash.
Police later located the vehicle that had left the scene. Senior Trooper Joseph Pregent said it was down an embankment off of Long Point Road in Ferrisburgh. He identified the driver as Donna Marie Trucott, 48, Ferrisburgh.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Aug. 18 cited a man and a woman who were houseguests at a Hillside Drive apartment on Aug. 11 and 12 for grand larceny after they allegedly stole electronics equipment, jewelry and movies from their absentee hosts.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department responded to the Bristol town green on Aug. 1 to investigate two reports of drug use on the town’s central park.
Although Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said neither the suspects nor drugs were found at that time, the suspects were found with drugs the next day.
On Aug. 2, the police arrested Cassandra Fraser-Brown, 21, of Bristol and cited her for possession of heroin.
Here he comes, just at the start, and he’s a beauty.
I wish it were the old days, when baseball in August was just heating up, prelude to the pennant run and the Series, and not a concession to the colossus that is football these days.
What a great baseball season in the Majors we have, this summer.
Sure, the Red Sox are down — how can they not be, with all those injuries: 26 players on the “disabled list” this summer, the most of any team in the last 25 years. Now, Middlebrooks.
GOSHEN — “If there ever was a state made for Nordic skiing, it’s this one.”
That’s the view of Cam MacKugler, coach of Frost Mountain Nordic (FMN), and his friends in this local organization, which has the goals of developing “a community of skiing enthusiasts” and providing the coaching and tutelage necessary to help athletes reach the highest levels of competition.