November 19th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent proceedings in the Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division:
Jesse R. Beaver, 35, of Ferrisburgh pleaded guilty to Jan. 14, 2013, charges of drug conspiracy. Beaver was fined $141, and sentenced to 2 to 8 years, suspended, with credit given for 17 months served, and 4 years’ probation. The state’s attorney dismissed Jan. 14, 2013, charges of heroin sale or delivery, 200 mg or more, and possession of a depressant/stimulant/narcotic.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police issued a number of citations for driving under the influence over the past week.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Nov. 13 were informed that several vehicles in Middlebury College’s “E” lot off Shannon Street had been damaged as a result of someone walking on top of them. Damage included scratches and dents in the hoods and/or roofs of the vehicles, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENES — Vergennes police dealt with a number of vehicle-related incidents between Nov. 10 and 16, including drunk driving, driving with a suspended license, two drug cases, a disabled car, a threat made by one motorist to another, and a motorist driving with illegal plates.
In that week, Vergennes police:
BRISTOL — Bristol police dealt with a variety of incidents in September, according to a log of activity just released by Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.
Through the month, Bristol police conducted three town contract patrols and six patrols funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program on various roads around town at all hours of the day. These patrols netted 15 warnings and four tickets for various driving violations.
In other action in September, Bristol police:
News item: Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has signed a contract extension that will pay him $325 million over the next 13 years.
To play baseball for around eight months each year.
I say eight months because the Marlins have as much chance of making the playoffs next year as I have of playing center in the National Basketball Association. And I’m 52 years old and 5 feet, 6 inches tall on a good day.
The nicest thing about a trip out of state is coming back to Vermont.
Recently there has been much advertising and sales of the idea that sacrificing the lives and property of Vermonters for cheap fuel from Canada (and not obeying Vermont law) is in the public good.
A current example of that concept is the building of an explosive gas storage and distribution network in Middlebury without the required-by-Vermont-law public hearing (30 V.S.A., Section 24B(4)(A)) and permit (Section 248(b)(5)).
It’s almost time for the Vermont Folklife Center’s annual Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit. This could be the year I finally enter.
I say that every November but I’ve always chickened out. I’ve learned from past attempts at making gingerbread houses that the whimsy of the final result belies the blood, sweat and multiple batches of burnt gingerbread that go into the process.