February 11th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY— On Thursday, Feb. 4, at a little past 3 p.m. a woman reported to Middlebury police that her vehicle — a maroon, Dodge 1500 wheelchair van — had been stolen while it was parked in the Hannaford grocery store parking lot.
The van was recovered in Rutland and returned to the owner after police searched it for evidence. The case is still under investigation.
In other recent activity, Middlebury police:
• On Feb. 1 assisted a woman suffering from dementia.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Feb. 1 cited a Thomas Circle resident into court for abuse of a vulnerable adult, a charge they allege stems from an assault on a 91-year-old woman committed by a relative.
Cited was Tiffany L. Gross, 34, who was released with conditions that included that she not make contact with the victim or return to the Thomas Circle home, in which police said she had been living with the victim.
VERMONT — In three different incidents recently, Vermont State Police cited three young adults for driving under the influence in cases involving Addison County.
ADDISON COUNTY — A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation that could severely limit production of raw milk cheeses has just been put on hold, but local cheesemakers aren’t out from under the shadow of the rule just yet.
MIDDLEBURY/HANCOCK — Surrounded by cheering throngs of family and friends, 124 Middlebury seniors celebrated the completion of their undergraduate careers on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Mead Chapel.
Middlebury’s “Febs” — so called because the majority of them started their college education here in February 2012 — will earn their official bachelor of arts degrees on March 1. But this past weekend the college held several events to celebrate the graduates’ achievements.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/9 MUHS vs. Milton................................. 4-0
2/10 MUHS vs. Rutland............................ 3-1
2/9 Missisquoi vs. Mt. Abe................... 77-53
By late morning the air temperature had climbed to about 42 degrees Fahrenheit. It was downright balmy by the standards of early February steelhead fishing. Cocooned beneath my waders in multiple layers of fleece I was actually too warm. I would have gladly traded some of that warmth for a fish or two. But the first four hours of fishing hadn’t produced even a nibble.
NPR posted two telling photos of the winning presidential candidates in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Democrat Bernie Sanders was pictured with his right arm held high overhead with a clinched fist, lips closed tight and a determined look that the fight he has fought his entire life had begun on a national level. It was not a look that reflected triumph, but rather a realization that he had earned the chance to pursue his sense of economic justice on a national stage.