Archive - Dec 2012
VERGENNES – City police on Dec. 21 responded to a First Street noise complaint and ended up discovering the aftermath of what they believe was a fight between a man and a woman. Vergennes Police said the two were “heavily intoxicated,” and during the fight the man apparently suffered a broken bone.
Police found the couple lying on the porch of a First Street residence and said several nearby items were knocked over. Neither the man or the woman were willing to make statements about what occurred, police said, and no charges were filed.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Travis C. Huestis, 22, of Middlebury, for driving under the influence, simple assault, unlawful mischief, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, following an incident at the Greystone Motel on Route 7 South on Dec. 21. Police said they responded to the motel amid reports of an alleged drunk driver engaged in a fight. Police said they confronted Huestis, who allegedly ran from the scene before being taken into custody. Huestis declined a Breathalyzer test, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State police on Dec. 17 cited Jason A. Gagnon, 27, of Bomoseen, for domestic assault and other charges on Monday after he allegedly tried to force his way into a Shoreham apartment and then allegedly vandalized a car belonging to one of the female occupants who had tried to defend herself with a pistol.
MIDDLEBURY — Hot shooting sparked the Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team past host Otter Valley this past Saturday, when the Tigers took a 23-point first-half lead on the way to a 79-61 victory.
The 3-1 Tigers ultimately stretched their advantage to 62-30 when senior guard Connor Collins sparked an 8-0 run in the middle of the third period with six of his team-high 19 points, including a dunk after a steal.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school hoop action, the Vergennes boys won big twice to remain unbeaten at 6-0, the Mount Abraham girls cruised past visiting Middlebury, and the VUHS girls and Mount Abe boys came up short on the road.
VUHS TAKES TWO
Before every season, Middlebury Union High School Activities Director Sean Farrell asks all boys and girls aspiring to be on teams that season and their parents and coaches to attend an organizational meeting at the high school.
We meet first as a group in the gym and then in individual team meetings. Coaches introduce themselves and their athletic philosophy and address relevant practical concerns.
I have two children at MUHS who enjoy sports so I have attended 11 of these meetings so far, and likely have five more coming up.
Practicing Yoga While Grieving a Tragedy
On the Saturday after the Sandy Hook shootings, I taught two silent yoga classes. I demonstrated the posture, the students watched me and then held the pose until they heard me ring a bell. At the sound of the bell, they watched me demonstrate the next pose. I looked around the room at these dedicated yoga students, each processing their grief in different ways. We were practicing yoga, breathing together, some of us crying.
Hush Dad, it’s Christmas… Let’s not talk business,” I whispered. It was Tuesday afternoon and wrapping paper was flying as 16 members of our extended clan tore through a pile of presents that seemed to take up most of our 850-square-foot cabin high in the Green Mountains.