January 30th, 2014
VERGENNES — A Jan. 20 brawl among teenagers at a Second Street home led to three citations for domestic assault, Vergennes police said.
Two males cited were juveniles, and thus their names were not released. Police said a citation remains possible against a fourth girl involved in what they called a melee. Cited on the public record was Morgan Valiquette, 18.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks last week cited local men in two separate domestic violence cases that were initiated by law enforcement authorities in Chittenden County.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police last week assisted the Orlando (Fla.) Police Department in their investigation of a missing Middlebury man. John Hall, a Woodland Park resident, had first been reported missing from the Orlando area on Jan. 22.
The second weekend of January -- after a December ice storm, several snows, and freezing temperatures had covered the ground with a thick layer of solid ice -- the temperature shot up into the 40s and 50s. That mild weekend, our family traded the Brrrrr of winter for another kind of burr.
MIDDLEBURY — Voters in 17 Addison County towns on March 4 will vote on a proposed 2014-2015 Patricia Hannaford Career Center (PHCC) budget of $3,419,913, representing a 2.73-percent cut in spending that will call for elimination of the center’s building trades program as well as downsizing of the school’s administration.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Jan. 17 arrested a second man implicated in a September drug raid on a South Street apartment. Court papers detail the sting operation that led to the arrests of the men for drug offenses.
It is the latest in a long-term effort by Bristol police to fight drugs in the community.
BRISTOL — Yet another recent heroin bust has highlighted Bristol’s ongoing struggle with drug-related crime that has strained its small police force.
Despite dozens of arrests over the past 12 months, heroin remains pervasive in pockets of the small community, emblematic of a statewide struggle with opiate addiction and its consequences.
Police say an influx of out-of-town drug dealers has made investigations more difficult and time-consuming.
BRISTOL — A committee charged with evaluating the feasibility of making repairs to Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School issued its report to the district school board, recommending that the district pursue a renovation project.
“It is the position of this committee that the community is ready for an upgrade to the facility,” the report states. “We believe it is now up to the board and concerned citizens to advocate for the scope of changes to be performed.”