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August 13th, 2014
SALISBURY — Bristol’s Todd Smith led the way for local triathletes by becoming the men’s overall winner of Sunday’s Olympic-distance Lake Dunmore Triathlon in 2:09:52.
Smith, 40, finished a minute-and-a-half ahead of All-American William Schumann of West Hartford, Conn. (2:11:23), and also bested last year’s champion, Dave Connery of Shelburne, who took third in 2:12:42.
?CASTLETON — In an effort to increase interest in bear hunting, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will hold a free “Getting Started in Bear Hunting” seminar at the Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton on Saturday, Aug. 16.
?“Bears can be challenging to hunt, but hunters who know where to look for them and how to hunt them can greatly improve their success rate,” said John Pellegrini, hunter education training coordinator for Fish & Wildlife.
WEST HAVEN — New York driver Cody Sargen edged veterans Leon Gonyo of New York and Todd Stone of Middlebury in Friday’s 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified feature race for his first-ever victory. Nevertheless, Stone still leads Gonyo in the race for the championship of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday issued drug citations to three teens visiting Vergennes after stopping their car on Main Street near Champlain Farms. Police pulled the car over because a check of its license plate revealed the car owner’s license had been suspended.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Leslie A. Newton, 40, of Williamstown, Vt., on Aug. 7 for driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and having an active warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in Washington County Superior Court for a previous DUI charge. The citations followed a stop at the intersection of Court Street and Mary Hogan Drive on Aug. 7.
Police said Newton was lodged for lack of bail.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
NEW HAVEN — The Addison County Fair and Field Days ended on a somber note Saturday evening when an elderly man was crushed by a wheel that detached from a tractor and flew into the crowd during the tractor pull.
Witnesses say as the tractor neared the end of the track, the left wheel broke away from the vehicle and rolled toward the crowd. The wheel struck a barrier made of cable and concrete, jumped about 10 feet in the air and landed on the elderly man, who has not been identified to the media.
This is a reply to the “commentary” by Sens. Kevin Mullin and Peg Flory, both Republicans representing Rutland County, on the Vermont Gas Systems/International Paper proposed pipeline project called “Phase 2” that appeared in the July 21 edition of the Addison Independent.
To start let me make three things clear:
• The Town of Cornwall does not oppose getting natural gas to Rutland.
After the sheep judging was done for the day Thursday evening and the sheep tents were relatively quiet, a big, white ewe bleated plaintively in one corner. A young man in a pink shirt and madras shorts was manhandling her into a frame that would hold her head erect and her body still so he could give her a trim.
Jarrod Ashley of Whiting was primping a female named Clarice to get her ready to compete in the natural color ewe judging the next morning.