June 16th, 2016
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 8 processed a sexual assault case, helping the victim who alleged the assault before turning the case over to the Addison County Special Investigations Unit that deals with reports of sexual violence.
City police said the woman reported being raped in a car parked at Falls Park. They arranged transportation for her to Porter Hospital before transferring the case to the special unit.
In other incidents between June 6 and 12, city police:
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police reported a number of domestic assault cases in the past week, as well as a drunken driving citation.
MONTPELIER — Vermont moose hunting permit applications are on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com), and now printed applications are also available at license agents statewide.
A total of 135 regular moose season permits and 25 archery moose season permits will be issued for Vermont’s 2016 October moose hunt. The regular season will be Oct. 15-20, and the archery season is Oct. 1-7.
BRISTOL — During the second half of April, the Bristol Police Department dealt with many typical police chores and also made a few arrests.
A report on April activity issued recently by Chief Kevin Gibbs said that Bristol officers:
• Investigated an incident at Mount Abe in which a female student had reportedly assaulted a male student at 11:22 a.m. on April 14. The mother of the female student alleged the male student had bullied her daughter. But school administrators found that allegation to be unfounded. Juvenile court action is pending.
MIDDLEBURY — At a June 7 assembly held in the Memorial Sports Center, many Middlebury Union High School students were given awards to recognize their achievements. A story in an earlier edition listed awards recognizing academic, arts and community service honors.
The honors awarded for athletic achievement were:
• Mike Ringey Softball/Baseball Sportsmanship Scholarship: MaKayla Foster and Liam Smith.
• Dud Phinney Sportsmanship Award: female, Lauren Bartlett; and male, James Whitley.
Recently, I was reminded (yet again) of what amazing, abundant, and diverse fishing opportunities are available to anglers in Vermont. Within a short drive of Addison County one can find brook, brown, and rainbow trout in dozens of rivers and streams, and several mountain ponds. There are salmon and lake trout in Champlain and some inland lakes. Pike and smallmouth thrive in the bigger rivers and many ponds. You can also find muskies, walleye, perch, largemouth bass, fallfish and bullhead.
BRISTOL — Join friends old and new in downtown Bristol this Saturday as Main Street is turned into a showcase for Vermont’s funkiest tunes, food, drinks and fun at the seventh Pocock Rocks Music Festival and Street Fair.
After a hiatus last year, Pocock Rocks is back from 3 to 8 p.m. and open to all who want to kick off the summer with style and a little groove. Local bands will be rocking all day with back-to-back performances on two stages at either end of the street.
All four local high schools held commencement ceremonies this past weekend. Click below, for stories on Middlebury Union High School, Mount Abe Union High School, Otter Valley Union High School, or Vergennes Union High School.