August 12th, 2013
BRISTOL — A Bristol police district resident contacted police in July about a potential scam.
The resident on July 12 received a $1,900 check from New Bedford Symphony Orchestra of New Bedford, Mass., drawn on Sovereign Bank. The check was made out to the resident and attached to an enclosed letter from “Trans Financial Company (Lottery & Resource Management)” advising of a lottery winning in the amount of $250,000.
The letter requested $1,600 paid via Western Union in order to claim the $250,000 winnings.
VERGENNES — Residents of the John Graham Emergency Homeless Shelter’s main building this week are staying in other Vergennes properties owned by the nonprofit agency — or in the case of at least one family, camping at Button Bay State Park — while heating improvements are made and other maintenance is performed at the Graham Shelter’s 69 Monkton Road home.
MONKTON — Vermont’s plethora of craft breweries are about to get the opportunity to source their malt locally. Andrew Peterson, 44, of Monkton is launching Vermont’s first commercial malt house this fall.
NEW HAVEN — With lightning providing a dramatic backdrop at Addison County Fair and Field Days on Thursday night, Ferrisburgh’s Andy Husk and what was left of his bright blue four-door sedan won the No. 1 Auto Parts Demo Derby feature after delivering one final blow to Chuck Havens’ bigger, but no longer mobile, black car.
Husk’s victory capped an evening in which the popular annual demo derby just dodged the thunderstorm, but was halted for about 20 minutes when Leicester’s Joe Kemp was injured in the evening’s second heat.
Editor’s note: Addison County Fair and Field Days offers so much to look at, smell, hear, touch and taste that to put it all into one story would be impossible. Our reporters and photographers brought home the following vignettes and pictures from the New Haven fairgrounds to give you some sense of the scope of the 65th annual fair last week.
WEST HAVEN — Veteran Middlebury driver Todd Stone held off young up-and-comer Jessey Mueller to win the Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s most important open-wheel Modified event on Aug. 2, taking the second annual Carrara Masonry & Concrete C.J. Richards Memorial 67.
MIDDLEBURY — Motorists traveling through downtown Middlebury are used to seeing cyclists. They are now also seeing bikes of the two-dimensional variety.
Travelers might have noticed some of the 10 “sharrows” recently stenciled at various locations on Main Street. The 9-foot-by-3.5-foot sharrows are designed to encourage motorists and bikers to safely share the road.
Imagine a library where many books have been borrowed and are long overdue. There is a case for an amnesty to get the books back and move on. There is a case for saying that rules are rules and fines must be paid. But the worst strategy is to keep indicating that an amnesty may come soon without ever introducing it. And this is roughly where we are in our corporate tax debate.