July 5th, 2012
Crowds turned out to see the sights and hear the sounds of the Bristol Fourth of July parade on Wednesday morning. If you missed the celebration, check out our slideshow here!
Photos by Trent Campbell
Proper watering of tomatoes, controlling slugs, and rejuvenating spring annuals are some of the gardening activities for this month.
Thank you to all who submitted to our spring photo contest! We had a lot of fun looking at all of them, and picking out our favorites was tough.
First place: Monica McEnerny shot this photo of the inside of this red tulip in her backyard in Middlebury. The vibrant colors and close-up perspective caught the eye of the judges.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Only 17, Hunter Bates already knows the importance of balance in his life. An honor roll student at Middlebury Union High School, Bates is also an accomplished racecar driver in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and hopes one day to compete on the professional NASCAR circuit.
Bates said his good grades reflect his racing mindset.
“To do well I need to be in the zone. I need to have that determination to go to the front and win,” he said.
BRISTOL — On June 26, two Mountain Street residents informed the Bristol Police Department that contents from their cars were stolen.
Among the items stolen from one car were a smartphone charger, a Fletcher Allen hospital pager, a white wallet with butterflies on it, five credit cards, two debit cards, a driver’s license, $80 in cash, a Madison clutch purse, four pairs of sunglasses, an Albuterol inhaler, two bottles of prescription medication and four buckeye nuts.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Elizabeth R. Murphy, 41, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, second offense, and a criminal charge of driving with a suspended license, following an investigation in the Champlain Farms store parking lot on July 1.
Police said they measured Murphy’s blood alcohol level at 0.195 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Served a no-trespass order on June 25 on a man who was not wanted at Vermont Country Soap on Exchange Street.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited a 34-year-old Bridport man for driving under the influence of alcohol on June 30 after he allegedly spun his car’s tires, raced its engine and rapidly accelerated at a downtown city intersection.
Police said they spotted Shawn Gero perform those actions at the intersection of School and South Water streets, and then pulled him over. After observing signs of alcohol use police performed roadside and office tests of Gero’s blood-alcohol content.