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April 27th, 2017
ADDISON COUNTY — This past Saturday, April 22, at around 5:30 p.m. Vermont State Police stopped a Subaru Forester driven by Timothy Coleman, 63, of Ferrisburgh on Greenbush Road in Charlotte.
While speaking with Coleman, troopers detected signs of impairment.
Coleman provided a preliminary breath sample that showed his blood alcohol content was 0.139 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Troopers arrested Coleman, transported him to the Williston state police barracks and cited him for driving under the influence, second offense.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Brandon Yandow, 20, of Middlebury for attempting to elude a police officer, negligent driving, and driving with a criminally suspended license, following an incident in the South Main Street area on April 22.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a domestic dispute at a North Pleasant Street residence on April 17.
• Served a no-trespass order on April 17 on a man who was not wanted at the Ilsley Public Library.
VERGENNES — On April 20 the Vergennes Police Department’s K9 unit joined four other law enforcement agencies in doing a drug sweep of three Northlands Job Corps dormitories.
According to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, police dogs alerted to the presence of drugs, but a search of the three buildings did not turn up any contraband.
Also participating in the search were personnel from the Vermont State Police, Fair Haven Police Department, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Vermont Police K9 Academy, Merkel said.
Middlebury — The uproar at Middlebury College surrounding Charles Murray’s controversial speaking engagement last month has ignited a conversation — both divisive and necessary, full of conflicting claims and voices — over the value of free speech and the nature of inclusivity not just on campus, but in America today.
VERGENNES — Gov. Phil Scott used Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes to lobby for state lawmakers’ support for some of his budget priorities, and to note differences between him and fellow Republican President Donald Trump on such issues as immigration and health care reform.
MIDDLEBURY — State and federal transportation officials on late Wednesday afternoon released an Environmental Assessment report on the potential impacts of the proposed $52 million replacement of the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges in downtown Middlebury.
The 196-page report details potential project impacts to threatened or endangered species; air and water quality; historic and cultural sites; and social and economic services in the downtown. It also offers possible mitigation steps for those impacts.
MIDDLEBURY — What started in 1974 as a used-car lot across from the Middlebury A&W now includes a Ford dealership on Route 7, a commercial store on Foote Street selling trucks and heavy equipment, and a detailing and reconditioning shop back on the original site — all under the G. Stone Motors umbrella.
Along with founder Gardner Stone, now 75, two other Stones have been on the scene since day one: his children, Todd and Darcy Stone.
PANTON — Warning, this is a sad story. It’s about a reality we all know, but hate to face: our four-legged family members simply don’t live forever. It’s a truth that Brenda Murphy had to face again last fall when her “soul-puppy” Mallard died.