May 15th, 2014
I’m writing in support of Let’s Grow Kids, the public education campaign focused on the importance of children’s earliest years. Vermont is a special and pioneering state that holds unique opportunities for families. Its beauty and wonderful people led me to raise my six children and help raise a niece and three nephews here.
ADDISON COUNTY — This past Saturday, Vermont State Police cited two Addison County residents for driving under the influence in separate incidents.
First, state police stopped Thomas Utter, 25, of Bristol for allegedly speeding on Route 116 in Starksboro. During the stop, police said Utter showed signs of intoxication. He was processed for DUI at the New Haven state police barracks and is due to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, on May 19.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited a city man for drunken driving, third offense; driving with a criminally suspended license; and simple assault following an incident at the City Limits bar early on Sunday morning. Receiving the three citations was Jason Fuller, 32.
VERGENNES — What was expected to be a competitive clash on Tuesday between two of Division II’s top high school softball teams turned into a big win for host Vergennes and a bump in the road for Mount Abraham.
The Commodores rapped eight hits and took advantage of 18 walks and seven wild pitches issued by a trio of Eagle hurlers to post a surprising 15-0, six-inning victory and improve to 6-1.
BRANDON — Some people have said it was long overdue, but everyone agrees that Friday’s dedication of the Otter Valley softball field to longtime coach Patty Candon was just right.
More than 100 fans, parents, students, friends and family members attended the dedication on a gusty afternoon, but the gray skies did not overshadow the jubilant mood. There were hugs all around as current and former players and fellow coaches congratulated Candon on a legacy of sportsmanship and respect.
BRISTOL — Both the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams won the team competition in a meet the Eagles hosted on Tuesday. The Vergennes boys’ team came in third overall and the Commodore girls were fourth.
The team scores in the girls’ competition were: Mount Abe, 157; Montpelier, 48; Randolph, 37; VUHS, 32; and Winooski, 30. On the boys’ side, it was Mount Abe, 149; Montpelier, 78; VUHS, 64; Randolph, 36; and Winooski, 20.
JERICHO — Host Mount Mansfield rallied past the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team on Monday, 11-10.
The Tigers held a 10-6 lead with 10 minutes left, but the Cougars scored five straight, including Marina Bowie’s game-winner with seven seconds left.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball action earlier this week, Middlebury won twice, while Mount Abraham and Otter Valley came up short.
On Monday, the Tigers blanked host Essex, 3-0, as Aaron Smith tossed a three-hit shutout, walking none and being backed by solid defense. Nate Laughlin poked two hits and drove in a run for MUHS, while Matt Dunton doubled and scored.