November 1st, 2012
VERGENNES — Vergennes police detective Jason Ouellette persuaded a potentially suicidal man to leave his Ferrisburgh home and surrender to Vermont State Police on Oct. 26, according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel.
Ouellette and another member of the Vergennes department went on that Friday to a South Middlebrook Road home at about 12:30 p.m. to help several VSP troopers with a man who was inside the home threatening to either hang or shoot himself. Merkel said Ouellette knew the individual and was able to convince him to leave the home peacefully.
ADDISON COUNTY — A transient man serving a lifetime driving ban for alcohol-related offenses crashed his car into a tree off Sand Road in Ferrisburgh on Oct. 27, injuring himself in the process.
Vermont State Police cited Kenneth A. Jennings Jr., 49, for driving under the influence and driving with a criminally suspended license. Police said he was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Sand Road when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the west side of the road, colliding with a moderate-size tree.
This past Sunday night Marco Scutaro knocked in the winning run for the San Francisco Giants in the deciding game of the World Series. Before that, he was the MVP of the National League Championship Series with a .500 batting average and a lot of big hits.
Why can’t the Red Sox get a player like that?
Oh yes, we had him for two years before banishing him to Colorado this past offseason.
Marco joined other diminutive second basemen, Bobby Richardson and Bill Mazeroski, as World Series heroes.
We know that squirrels make the most of fall’s plenty by hoarding nuts for the winter, but the fact that birds also store, or cache, food goes largely unappreciated. Through clever observation and experiments, biologists have found that food caching (from the French cacher, “to hide”) has developed to a high art in some birds.
10/31 #2 U-32 vs. #3 Mt. Abe 1-0 (OT)
10/31 #1 Montpelier vs. #5 Mt. Abe 3-0
VERGENNES — The Vermont Department of Corrections announced that a Vergennes man and a Rutland man escaped state custody on Wednesday while on a work crew outside of prison. Within a few hours the men were apprehended.
By DAVID WEINSTOCK
The 2012 presidential campaign may be rough, but it’s got nothing on the 1483 race for the English crown. William Shakespeare’s Richard III is the original game of thrones, as the Duke of Gloucester connives, deceives and murders his way to the top. Middlebury Actors Workshop’s upcoming production opens Nov. 1 at Town Hall Theater.
Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8:45 a.m.
ADDISON COUNTY — Hurricane Sandy, demoted to a post-tropical cyclone designation before it hit the state, blew through Vermont late Monday night and early Tuesday morning leaving clear blue skies and temperatures in the mid-60s in its wake, and Addison County residents relatively unscathed.