January 8th, 2015
WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Middlebury businessman Gardner Stone was inducted into the National Tractor Pullers Association’s Pulling Hall of Fame last month as part of the institution’s 31st Hall induction class. Stone was welcomed into the Hall on Dec. 6 at the 44th Annual NTPA Awards Banquet hosted by the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio.
Stone was inducted along with close friend and fellow NTPA competitor David P. Schreier.
VERGENNES — Late in December, the city of Vergennes, as required by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in such cases, reported that an estimated 467,000 gallons that its municipal sewer system could not handle had gone through an overflow pipe into Otter Creek.
BRISTOL — Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster and Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that they have completed independent separate reviews of a police-shooting incident that occurred on Sept. 4, 2014, in Bristol.
BRISTOL — Bristol may soon complete another step on the way to building a new home for its fire department.
Since the fall, members of the selectboard have been negotiating with the Bristol Recreation Club, a private organization, to purchase some of the club’s land on West Street as one part of a future building site for a new firehouse.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard and Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs commended a local officer for his actions that may have prevented a Colchester woman from taking her own life.
Gibbs penned a letter of commendation to Sgt. George “Randy” Crowe after his role in relaying information from a woman in Canada to Chittenden County police about a woman believed to be in danger of harming herself.
BRISTOL — A Bristol man on Monday pleaded innocent in Chittenden Superior Court, criminal division, to felony first-degree aggravated assault and three other charges in connection with a Jan. 3 incident during which he allegedly strangled a woman in their Bristol home and prevented her from calling emergency responders.
And court records confirm the alleged victim in this case is the same person that the defendant — 30-year-old Jason P. Vincent — was accused of assaulting last November.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Dec. 19 announcement by Vermont Gas Systems of a second multi-million-dollar price hike for Phase I of its Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline disappointed regulators and the governor and raised key questions about the company’s ability to both manage the project and rein in costs.
As we watch the political and emotional wheels turn before the start of our next legislative session, a familiar reality is emerging on the key educational issues we are facing. Proponents and opponents are lining up on both sides, decrying the data that are surfacing. Similar to the trajectory of the H.883 governance conversation last year, there are challenges ahead as we look to engage in bipartisan dialogue about Vermont’s next steps in education on a solid foundation of common ground.