MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team defeated visiting Castleton on Saturday, 5-0, to finish first-semester play at 5-1. The Panthers are ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III, and their only loss came at the hands of No. 1 Plattsburgh. Castleton fell to 6-4 and saw a three-game winning streak snapped.
Hannah Bielawski scored a goal and set up two others in a four-goal third period, and goalie Madeline Marsh worked the 16-save shutout.
BRISTOL — The Addison Otter Swim team had their first meet of the 2013/14 swim season at the NE UVAC Winter Classic on Dec. 7 and 8 in White River Junction. Ten team members and coach Peter Bicknell attended the event.
Out of the 47 races swum, Otters recorded personal best times in 26.
Most of the local swimmers raced in multiple events. The following is the name of each competitor and the result from the event in which they had the highest finish this past weekend.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued three citations this past weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol, all to men between the ages of 20 and 22.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Robert H. Meacham III, 33, of Cornwall and charged him with first-degree aggravated domestic assault and unlawful restraint, following an investigation in the Route 7 South area on Dec. 5. Police said a woman alleged that Meacham had assaulted her the previous day in Cornwall.
Meacham was lodged that evening at the Marble Valley Correctional Center, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of approximately 12 Christmas trees from Green Haven Nursery in New Haven.
The Route 7 business recently had 500 Christmas trees delivered and they reported that approximately 12 were stolen overnight between Dec. 4 and 5. The value of each tree is approximately $40.
The trooper recommended that the property owner use game cameras in an effort to obtain photographic evidence on those stealing the Christmas trees.
MIDDLEBURY — UD-3 school directors will meet on Dec. 18 in hopes of finalizing a 2014-2015 budget for Middlebury Union middle and high schools that currently reflects a 2.8-percent spending increase as well as 3.2 fewer educator positions at MUMS.
FERRISBURGH — At a meeting last week with Town Clerk and Treasurer Chet Hawkins and town auditors, the Ferrisburgh selectboard changed course and agreed with Hawkins’ recommendation to advertise for a part-time assistant treasurer.
In November the selectboard had advertised for a full-time treasurer, but at an occasionally tense Nov. 19 meeting Hawkins said he would not step down from his post to allow the selectboard to hire a treasurer because he believed it would be better for him to hire someone for the job.
MIDDLEBURY — With its prominent depiction in the holiday film classic “Miracle on 34th Street,” Macy’s Department Store in New York City has become symbolic of the fantasy many children share about the bounties of Christmas.