May 27th, 2015
The intensity was there. The spark was there. The bombastic political rhetoric has never left. But at the moment Bernie Sanders stepped up to the podium late Tuesday afternoon to announce his candidacy for the president of the United States, there was something new: His voice cracked and his demeanor softened as he humbly and graciously thanked all those in the crowd and throughout Vermont’s largest city for their 44 years of support.
BRISTOL — On April 29 officers from the Bristol Police Department assisted Vermont State Police, who had been involved in a very brief pursuit at around 11 p.m. that resulted in the suspect’s vehicle going off the road and through a fence at Lathrop’s Mill. Bristol police called a tow truck, blocked traffic and cut the chain link fence from under the vehicle.
The driver, identified by state police as 48-year-old Donald L. Brown of Bristol, was cited for driving under the influence, second offense, by state police.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Nicholas Farrar, 35, of Middlebury for possession of stolen property, following an investigation on May 21.
Police said the investigation began when the parent of a Middlebury College student said she believed she had found a bicycle for sale on Craigslist that her daughter had previously reported stolen. Police said the young woman’s bike was recovered from a Middle Road North location.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between May 11 and 25 dealt with a variety of incidents, including drunk driving, citizen disputes, underage drinking, car accidents, and drug cases.
In that two-week span, Vergennes police:
• On May 11 cited Linda Williams, 53, of Vergennes for leaving the scene of a two-car accident on Main Street in which she was one of the two drivers.
ADDISON COUNTY — On May 22 at around 6:41 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported hit-and-run incident on Route 22A in Shoreham.
Police said that a vehicle driven by a Williston man was struck by a vehicle allegedly driven by James A. Turner, 26, of Shoreham. Trooper Brett Flansburg reported that shortly after Turner fled the scene he abandoned his vehicle in a sand pit. A Vergennes police K9 unit tracked Turner to a nearby residence, whereupon police determined that he had been transported by another vehicle to another nearby residence.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School softball team on Tuesday earned arguably its most important win of the spring, a 6-1 decision over a Division I Colchester squad that showed up at MUHS with a 12-2 record, a nine-game winning streak, and victories over Essex and BFA-St. Albans on its résumé.
The result also pushed the Tigers up to .500 at 6-6 with one game left in the regular season, and moved them into sixth place in the D-II standings with one game to go in the regular season, at home vs. D-I St. Johnsbury (9-6) at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school softball action, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, Middlebury and Vergennes all won at least once.
The regular season will conclude this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday.
On May 21, the Eagles edged visiting North Country, 3-1, as Rachael McCormick tossed a complete-game four-hitter and also slugged an RBI triple. Ashley Boise contributed two hits to the Eagle cause.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham avenged an early-season loss to Vergennes to highlight recent local high school boys’ lacrosse action. In other games, Mount Abe split two contests, and Middlebury won twice in three outings.
The Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday.
EAGLES VS. VUHS