NEW HAVEN — A Vergennes man died and a Cornwall woman sustained what Vermont State Police described as “significant injuries” in a motorcycle-car crash at the intersection of Route 7 and the River Road in New Haven at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
State police said their preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Honda Odyssey driven by 27-year-old Kayla Delphia of Cornwall was turning left from the River Road onto Route 7 toward Middlebury. As it did so, when a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven northbound on Route 7 by Stephen Tucker, 69, of Vergennes struck the minivan on the...
ADAM FRANCO, A Middlebury software developer and motorcycle enthusiast, created a program called Curvature back in 2012 that “generates a map highlighting the most twisty roads, all across the world.” After a decade of work, Franco has most of the major roads mapped out in Vermont.
Independent photo/Steve James
Most of us might think that Google Maps works perfectly well. Sure, sometimes there’s a glitch here or there, especially in areas with spotty service or when the navigation takes you straight through heavy traffic just because it’s the shortest route. But yeah, generally, Google Maps gets lots of us from point A to point B just fine.
What if there was a navigation app that was more than “just fine?” Like what if there was a customizable program that not only directed you to your destination, but did so in a way that was more fun?
This question led local software developer and motorcycle...
ADDISON COUNTY — On the morning of July 4 Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motorcycle hitting a deer on Lincoln Road in Ripton.
Police report that sometime before 11:20 a.m. this past Thursday, Robert Wesley, 54, of Ripton was driving a 2014 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Lincoln Road when a deer entered the roadway. Wesley reportedly attempted to avoid the deer but collided with animal. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police said.
Wesley and a passenger were transported to Porter Medical Center for treatment of suspected minor injuries to both...