ADDISON COUNTY — A few minutes before 10 a.m. on Dec. 16, Vermont State Police Trooper Justin Busby observed that the registration sticker was missing from the plates of a vehicle that had just driven up to the gas pumps at the Shoreham Service Center. The trooper questioned the driver, identified as 28-year-old Patrick Ryan of Richmond, about the registration sticker and determined that Patrick Ryan’s driver’s license was under criminal suspension for a prior driving under the influence conviction.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police initiated a death investigation following the discovery of an unresponsive man in a snow bank off Elm Street during the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 18.
Police said a passerby discovered the man and began performing CPR. Middlebury Regional EMS responded and took the man to Porter Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The deceased man has been identified as Michael Morgan, 55, of Middlebury. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Middlebury Police Department at 388-3191.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
MIDDLEBURY — When Montpelier called timeout 1:20 after the tip off of Saturday’s boys’ basketball game at Middlebury Union High School, the Tigers had hit all four of their shots, forced three turnovers and taken an 8-3 lead.
It didn’t get any better for the winless Solons.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local girls’ basketball teams found tough sledding late last week, as Mount Abe, Vergennes and Otter Valley all dropped games. Middlebury was idle and will visit Mill River on Tuesday.
On this past Friday, that Mill River team doubled up the visiting Eagles, 40-20, after taking an 18-4 lead at the half. The Eagles dropped to 2-2 and received a 10-point effort from freshman Emma Carter. MRU improved to 4-1. The Eagles will play at Fair Haven’s holiday tournament on Tuesday and Friday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In boys’ basketball action in the latter part of last week, Vergennes and Middlebury both posted victories, but Mount Abraham came up short twice while seeking to break into the win column.
MUHS also beat Montpelier on Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team won big twice last week to improve its record to 4-1.
The Tigers return to action at home next Monday and Tuesday with a pair of tough home games — vs. Spaulding on Monday and Northfield on Tuesday, both at 7 p.m. Northfield is the only team to have defeated the Tigers, and Spaulding and Northfield played a competitive game last week.
MILTON — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team and host Milton battled to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday, leaving the Tigers with a 0-1-2 record heading into their Saturday home opener vs. Harwood.
On this past Wednesday, the Tigers outshot the Yellowjackets, 30-6, but only Justin Stone put one in the net, giving the Tigers a 1-0 second-period lead with assists from Nathan Lalonde and Tyler Crowningshield. Stone also hit the post twice in the game.