The issue of whether to install security cameras in area schools tiptoes along a blurred line separating school safety and student privacy. It’s a current topic of debate at the UD-3 board concerning the Middlebury Union High School and, soon, the Middlebury Union Middle School.
I encourage the folks in Vergennes to vote in favor of the proposed natural gas pipeline on Dec. 10. This pipeline will present an opportunity for the residents of the city to get clean, reliable, safe and inexpensive fuel to heat their homes and businesses. Any opportunity to reduce the cost of living in this area is desirable for any and all who live here.
My husband Mark and I have finally settled on the best way to do our Christmas shopping: separately. We used to think that because we enjoyed spending time together, Christmas shopping as a couple would be fun.
You see, only one of us likes to shop.
One of the endless saws one hears is that things were better in the good old days. When were these good old days? Back when men bound other men in chains, women were something less than second-class citizens, human lives were short and brutish and the best one could hope for was a death that was relatively quick? Those good old days?
What’s apparent in the quandary over where to locate a new recreational facility in Middlebury is that neither site is perfect, nor would any site likely be.
ADDISON COUNTY — On Monday Vermont State Police wrapped up a week-long investigation of a Nov. 14 burglary in Goshen and troopers arrested Scott H. Clark, 30, of Goshen and cited him for burglary.
Troopers from the New Haven barracks said their investigation revealed that Clark entered the unsecured residence in Goshen and allegedly stole property, including the victims’ travelers checks and a 65-year-old engagement ring worth more than $6,000. Police alleged that Clark subsequently pawned the ring in Rutland for $200.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled, among other incidents between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, thefts, reports of suspicious behavior, car accidents and one case of driving under the influence of alcohol.
During that week, Vergennes police:
• In the morning of Nov. 25 were called about a suspicious man reported to be walking back and forth in front of Vergennes Union High School, but could not find him on arrival.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of gunshots fired at a Jackson Lane residence on Nov. 30. Police determined that someone had thrown a hot sauce bottle against the door of the residence and that no shots had been fired. Police said the matter remains under investigation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: