September 17th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Sept. 13-15 received multiple reports from victims of car break-ins at local hiking trailheads in Salisbury, Leicester and Ripton, including at the Robert Frost and Falls of Lana trailheads and at Branbury State Park. Multiple wallets, purses and cell phones have been reported taken.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited 21-year-old Ronald E. Blakeslee III of Brandon, for disorderly conduct at McDonald’s Restaurant on Court Street Extension, after he allegedly threatened to shoot employees after they had made mistakes preparing his lunch order this past Saturday afternoon.
Police report that on Sept. 13 at about 2:51 p.m., a customer at McDonald’s called 911 after he overheard another male in the restaurant become upset with employees and threaten to go get a shotgun and return.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police troopers on Wednesday evening said they had located two Monkton boys they described as "runaways." They said 13-year-old Damon Tower and 14-year-old Wayne Larose were both in good health and copperated with police.
VSP said on Tuesday that the two went missing from their Monkton home Monday evening, and they sought the public's help in finding them.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their Sept. 9 meeting discussed a possible new location for a proposed Vergennes toddler playground — a site between Vergennes Union Elementary School and the hockey rink/basketball court that is part of the city’s recreation area off East Street.
It is not far from the site on East Street that neighbors and other residents had opposed by filing petitions and attending early council meetings, citing the cost as well as criticizing the site.
VERGENNES — At their Sept. 9 meeting, members of the Vergennes City Council discusses the proposed toddler park and an update to the city plan (see accompanying story). Aldermen also:
MIDDLEBURY — It might be two months before state judiciary officials replace Addison County Superior Court Clerk Jo LaMarche, who resigned late last month to become assistant to newly appointed U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 17, will host a public information meeting about the impending installation of centerline rumble stripes on Route 7 south of Middlebury to Brandon.
HINESBURG — Andrea Morgante of Hinesburg will be recognized with an award next week for her significant conservation efforts.
Morgante — who runs a landscaping business, designing and constructing landscapes that incorporate ecological principles and traditional garden design — is a founding member of the Lewis Creek Association as well as the Hinesburg Land Trust.