February 23rd, 2017
GRAND ISLE — The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is hiring as many as ten boat launch stewards to work at New York and Vermont public boat launch access areas during the Program’s 11th season. The stewards help to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species by identifying high-risk boats for courtesy inspection and providing information about invasive species spread prevention.
My wife, Deborah, and I celebrated St. Valentine’s Day last week by going cross-country skiing together up at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton. It was our 29th Valentine’s Day since we got married, and our 30th together counting the February when we were engaged and planning our wedding.
BRANDON — The following Otter Valley Union High School students were recognized for academic achievement during the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year.
Principal’s list: Hayden Bernhardt, Marissa Connors, Olivia Depatie, Sienna Diezel, Jamie Dube-Bordeau, Alice Keith, Anna Kerr, Lucas Klein, Josephine LaRock, Braedon McKeighan, Nicholas Parker, Tyson Stickney, Umaryn Swift, Evan Thomas, Gunnar Tinsman and Kieran Williams.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police launched an investigation into an alleged domestic assault in the Delancy Lane area on Feb. 15.
Police had not made any arrests in the matter as the Independent went to press.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Were informed of a theft from a Middlebury College dorm room (off Chateau Road) on Feb. 13. Police said they found no evidence of forced entry into the room.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police have issued four citations for retail theft dating back to two separate late-January cases at Kinney Drug Store in which personal and skin care items were stolen.
Police said they received help from members of the public and other law enforcement agencies in identifying four suspects after the city department made public on Feb. 17 pictures of the suspects captured from Kinney Drugs security cameras.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into two burglaries at Route 7 businesses in North Ferrisburgh that both occurred in the early morning hours last Friday or late the night before.
The first was at the Vermont Flannel Company at 5467 Route 7. Troopers said their investigation showed that someone had forced their way through the front door after hours and stole merchandise. Police said the incident occurred sometime between 5:35 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 6:45 a.m. on Feb. 17.
MIDDLEBURY — Wins by Alpine skiers Caroline Bartlett and Rob Cone highlighted the Middlebury College ski team’s third-place finish at the Panthers’ own winter carnival this past Friday and Saturday, with events held at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center.
Dartmouth won the carnival with 1,027 points, followed by Vermont (816), Middlebury (750) and New Hampshire (648).
Bartlett picked up her third giant slalom win of the season on Saturday, and Cone won the slalom on Friday.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.