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May 21st, 2014
In America, we do anything to uphold freedom of choice; it’s what makes us the land of the free. We allow people to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet in the air, we allow people to buy unlimited amounts of alcohol, and we allow people to walk into supermarkets to buy cigarettes that we know will shed years off their lives.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jade Lewis, 40, of Leicester for driving under the influence, after she allegedly drove into the back of a set of harrows being hauled by a tractor on Route 7 South at around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, May 16.
Police said two children were in the car at the time of the accident. One of the children sustained a head injury and the other was described as being “shook up” according to police. Both were taken to Porter Hospital.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police troopers working out of the New Haven barracks reported few incidents between May 12 and 19. The most notable may have come on May 12, when troopers received a report from the Starksboro Town Office of a burglary.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday along with Vermont State Police and Ferrisburgh firefighters responded to an incident on Route 7 near the Ferrisburgh Fire Department in which a woman was apparently pushed from a car during an altercation.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on May 16 arrested a local man who they said was driving with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit; they also cited him for resisting arrest.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball play earlier this week, Mount Abe, Middlebury, Otter Valley and Vergennes all won their games, with the Tigers prevailing twice.
As for Tuesday, three local teams were in the top five in the Division II standings, according to the Vermont Principals’ Association website. Lyndon (9-1) and defending champion BFA-Fairfax (12-0) with VUHS (8-2) in second, Mount Abe (10-3) in fourth, and OV (8-3) in fifth.
MIDDLEBURY — Users of the Middlebury municipal swimming pool this summer will be able to take a dip without fear of their teeth chattering uncontrollably, or having the urge to jump into a hot tub the second they emerge from the facility’s notoriously icy waters.
BRANDON — The efforts of Brandon Fire District No. 1 have once again been recognized in creating the best drinking water in the state.
The district has received a 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the municipal category for its Comprehensive Groundwater Source Protection Plan and for being the first municipality in the state to receive Class II reclassification of its drinking water sources.
Brandon Water Supervisor Ray Counter said he is pleased with the recognition.