June 22nd, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited a Shoreham man for driving a tractor while intoxicated after state Fish & Wildlife officials reported seeing a John Deere tractor strike a covered bridge on Swamp Road in Cornwall during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15.
The game wardens told VSP they stopped the tractor on Route 30 and found the driver to be Denny Pouliot, 40. They suspected Pouliot had been drinking alcohol, according to VSP.
MIDDLEBURY — Between June 13-19, Middlebury police cited two men in separate cases of suspected drunk driving.
On June 16 at 9:07 p.m. stopped a car driven by Wesley Huestis, 32, of Middlebury on Court Street for a traffic infraction. Police said a roadside sobriety test showed that Huestis’s blood-alcohol content was 0.165 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. They cited him for driving under the influence.
MIDDLEBURY — Dan Smith, the current president of Vermont Technical College, has been hired as the next president and CEO of the Middlebury-based Vermont Community Foundation.
Smith brings to the Community Foundation experience in public service, organizational planning and development, as well as a strong legal background, VFC officials said in a release Tuesday announcing his hiring.
MIDDLEBURY — On Wednesday evening, June 22, downtown Middlebury will come alive with folk music on the green.
This free mini-concert is part of the inaugural concert in the Summer Music Series as part of the Experience Middlebury Initiative to bring people into downtown and to foster community within the larger Middlebury area. The series will consist of one Wednesday evening concert each of the summer months.
ORWELL — Orwell residents will return to the polls this Tuesday, June 21, to decide whether their town should join five Rutland County communities in forming a unified Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD).
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Energy Committee Chairman Jason Kaye last week served notice to the Middlebury selectboard that he will participate in peaceful efforts to disrupt construction of the Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline into town, and asked board members if such activity might preclude him from serving on the panel.
At their June 14 meeting, selectboard members replied they will continue to endorse Kaye’s stewardship of the committee, provided his pipeline protests stay nonviolent and within the spirit of civil disobedience.
BRANDON — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is seeking feedback from farmers and other members of the public on the latest update of proposed farm practice rules aimed at cleaning up Lake Champlain.
The agency will hold a public hearing on the Required Agricultural Practices (RAP) Proposed Rule in Brandon this Wednesday, June 22, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Brandon American Legion, 590 Franklin St.
VERGENNES — During a Tuesday, June 14, meeting the Vergennes City Council authorized Wi-Fi for the Otter Creek Basin, approved a second bicycle rack for the city green, and tapped the Water Tower Fund to pay for work to City Hall that created office space for the Vergennes Partnership.