April 30th, 2015
CASTLETON — Middlebury Union High School senior quarterback and safety Austin Robinson earned top honors on Sunday at the 22nd annual National Football Foundation Vermont Chapter Awards Dinner, held at Castleton State College.
Robinson, already named the Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year after helping Middlebury Union to its second straight Division I state title, earned the PRIDE of Vermont Award presented to the state’s premier football player.
AMHERST, Mass. — In a Saturday battle of two highly ranked NCAA Division III men’s tennis teams, host No. 4 Amherst blanked No. 6 Middlebury, 9-0, in a contest that saw close scores in individual matches. The match was the final of the regular season for both squads.
The Panthers (16-3, 6-1) still, however, will host the NESCAC tournament this weekend. Matches will run from Friday through Sunday.
To my fellow Starksboro Taxpayers,
I am writing to ask every registered voter in Starksboro to come to the Reconsideration of the Robinson Elementary Budget meeting at Mt. Abe, Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m. This reconsideration opportunity was made possible by a group of taxpayers who got a petition together and signed in response to the unprecedented increase in the Robinson budget voted from the floor at Town Meeting.
On April 18, the New Haven River was home to the Vermont Paddlers Club's annual race. A group of 39 paddlers from the Northeast and Quebec challenged the river's technical drops, rock gardens and steep ledges. Reporter Evan Johnson produced this video with footage from Ben Barlow.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Crystal Soule, 33, of Bristol for driving under the influence following a traffic stop on South Main Street on April 25.
Police said they measured Soule’s blood-alcohol content at 0.95 percent after the stop; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Soule was also driving with a criminally suspended license, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Middlebury Sew & Vac with a bad check complaint on April 20.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past weekend cited two men for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Sunday, they stopped a car driven by Scott S. Murray, 50, of Colchester on South Water Street because it had defective brake lights. Police allege that after Murray failed roadside sobriety testing his blood-alcohol content tested at 0.194, almost 2.5 times the legal limit for driving of 0.08. They then cited him for DUI.
SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was ordered held without bail on Monday following his arraignment in Chittenden Superior Court, criminal division, on a felony charge of first-degree aggravated domestic assault, stemming from an alleged incident on Saturday, April 25, during which a woman was allegedly strangled and struck in the face.
ADDISON COUNTY — After distributing surveillance video last week of a couple passing a forged check at a Rutland business, Vermont State Police cited a Middlebury woman and a Rutland man for forging the checks from the First National Bank of Orwell.