November 26th, 2012
11/20 Smith vs. Midd........................... 80-47
11/20 Midd. vs. Green Mt. ................ 117-81
11/30 Conn. College at Midd. ............. 7 p.m.
12/1 Tufts at Midd. .............................. 4 p.m.
When I look out across the economic horizon I feel concerned. The issues are so huge and advice so plentiful I hardly feel there is hope for change. Then I pull back and say “I’m not going to take in all the issue but what do I have control over today that in some small way has a positive impact?”
This week’s writer is Mike Palmer, president of Ethics By Design, which is a Middlebury company that helps nonprofit organizations, commercial enterprises and government agencies set up effective ethics programs.
BRISTOL — On Nov. 7 Bristol police arrested Chad Cook, 25, of Monkton, in connection with an ongoing burglary investigation conducted with Vermont State Police.
Cook confessed to stealing around 3,700 pounds of steel from a location in New Haven, according to Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs. He said that law enforcement officials believed Cook to be one of three or four individuals responsible for a long string of burglaries from Salisbury to Burlington. As a result of the investigation, three burglary cases in Bristol village were closed.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to a one car rollover accident on Route 30 in Cornwall on Friday, Nov. 16, at around 10:13 p.m.
Upon their arrival, troopers found that the man they believed to be the driver of the 1995 Ford Mustang, 37-year-old Joshua Laraway of Bridport, had fled the scene. The passenger, 21-year-old Justin Stone of Middlebury, was transported to Porter Hospital with serious injuries. Police said he had injuries to his neck, head, back, and possibly internal; and his condition late Friday was called “guarded.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Shawna Renee Thorpe, 31, of Middlebury for simple assault, following an alleged incident at a Route 7 North residence on Nov. 14.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a reported untimely death at a South Street Extension residence on Nov. 12. Police said the deceased — George Stabler, 69 — had died of natural causes.
• Ticketed a Middlebury Union High School student for being a minor in possession of tobacco on campus on Nov. 12.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday cited a Northlands Job Corps student for disorderly conduct and simple assault following a confrontation with Northlands security personnel during which the student allegedly tied to choke one security officer and spit on another.
Editor’s note: On this Thanksgiving week, here’s a story that brings a message of being thankful for what we have. Hannah Newman is a Middlebury College senior who has been writing neuroscience-related pieces for the Addison Independentfor the past two years. While this story is about a condition called prosopagnosia, it also has a personal message to fit the occasion.