Archive - Nov 2011
PITTSFORD — The story of underprivileged Cambodian children playing organized soccer on a dusty field really starts with a letter English native Gary Hodder — now the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey coach and assistant director of Pittsford’s Camp Sangamon — wrote back in 1990 to an American embassy.
ADDISON COUNTY — As those affected by Tropical Storm Irene continue to rebuild, the deadline to apply for disaster recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration (SBA)is drawing near. FEMA is asking that individuals, town and state government agencies register their claims by next Tuesday, Nov. 15.
To register call, toll-free, 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.disasterassistance.gov.
Editor’s note: In response to a request for information on recent burglaries in Bristol, the Bristol police chief, Kevin Gibbs, provided the Independent with this letter, which he had send to a correspondent on the online Front Page Forum.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with motor vehicle accidents, verbal domestic disputes, and one case of threats made over the phone in a relatively quiet week between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• Early in the morning on Monday, Oct. 31, saw two people run between homes on West Main and Union streets and tried unsuccessfully to find them.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Binh Tat, 20, of Worcester, Mass., for possession and distribution of the drug “ecstasy,” following a stop for speeding on Court Street on Nov. 2. Upon questioning, police said Tat admitted to having smoked marijuana earlier that evening. Police said their search of the vehicle revealed a jar, concealed in the gas cap, containing approximately four ounces of ecstasy. Police said Tat was lodged at the Addison County Sheriff’s Department on $2,500 bail.
ADDISON COUNTY — In the past week or so, Vermont State Police charged area residents with a variety of crimes, including possession of drugs or stolen property and driving under the influence. In recent activity, troopers have:
• On Nov. 2 at 1:40 a.m. stopped a car on North Street in New Haven and ended up citing Adam Josey, 24, of Richmond for driving under the influence. Police said his blood alcohol content was 0.104 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
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I was feeling lethargic, and was finally ready for my first real run about two weeks after the marathon alluded to in my previous post.