July 2nd, 2014
Talk isn’t always cheap, especially when it’s the state that backs down on its word. In a recent case with Middlebury-based Porter Hospital, the state, through the Department of Vermont Health Access, led hospital administrators there to believe they would be substantially supported through state funds to help establish a Suboxone treatment center in Addison County — the lone county in the state without a treatment center for opiate addiction.
MIDDLEBURY — A Whiting man on Monday pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, in connection with a June 2 incident during which he allegedly threatened and harassed a worker at the Whiting General Store.
Alan N. White III, who according to court records has previously used the aliases “Jesus Christ” and “Jesus Christ White,” is accused of having entered the store on June 2 and threatened the store employee, according to an affidavit filed by Vermont State Police Trooper Andrew Leise.
LYNDON — The Addison County American Legion team edged host OEC on Tuesday, 1-0, to push the local nine’s record to 7-2 in the Northern Division, 7-3 overall.
Tuesday’s tight win followed a pair of close victories over the weekend, 15-12 at Colchester on Sunday and 5-4 at home over Franklin on Saturday. AC has now won seven straight after its 0-3 start and continues to sit on top of the Northern Division standings.
“Our team is playing well together,” said Coach Mike Estey.
BURLINGTON — In a Tuesday Champlain Valley Swim League meet delayed by a thunderstorm and then shortened by nightfall, perennial power Burlington Tennis Club eased past the visiting Vergennes Champs, 290-139.
Because of the delay, freestyle relays were not contested. BTC prevailed in eight of the 10 medley relays, with the Vergennes 10-and-under and U-8 boys’ teams prevailing.
BRISTOL — Bristol American Legion recently hosted its annual Ex-POW Banquet for the Vermont Chapter No. 1 Ex-POWs. There were a total of 65 in attendance including nine ex-prisoners of war from around Vermont.
Most of the ex-POWs are from World War II. There is one local Ex-POW, Roger Layn, who lives in Monkton. The rest of the attendees were family and friends of the ex-POWs along with senior officers of the Department of Vermont American Legion.
WEST HAVEN — An action-packed night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car racing this past Friday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway ended with two Addison County winners, Middlebury’s Todd Stone and Addison’s Chuck Bradford.
Johnny Scarborough and Stone split victories in the top-tier Modifieds, Bradford and Kyle Watrous each won Mini Stock features, and Robert Gordon and Scott MacMichael repeated in the Renegade and SK Light classes, respectively.
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt. Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.
Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMUs) open to moose hunting and choose to hunt during the Oct. 1-7 archery season, or in the Oct. 18-23 regular season.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Brian A. Gebo, the son of Valli Gebo of Vergennes, Vt., has been promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Navy.
Gebo is currently serving as a student at the Naval Command College, U.S. Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, R.I. He has served in the military for 22 years.