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August 27th, 2015
To the residents of the Waltham, Panton, Addison, Vergennes and Ferrisburgh:
Due to the recent passage of Act 46, which was enacted last spring by the Legislature, supervisory unions such as Addison Northwest are being required to create a proposal for forming a supervisory district that unifies all member schools into one governance structure.
I am writing in response to a recent editorial by Angelo Lynn, editor of the Addison Independent, and to other articles concerning the controversial work proposed for the two railroad overpasses in Middlebury.
I would like to clarify the intent of my recent letter to the Addison Independent (Thursday, Aug. 20). In the same issue, the editorial cites my letter in a way that might lead someone to infer that it was written in support of an easterly bypass. That is not the case.
In the Thursday, Aug. 20, edition of the AddisonIndependentthe excellent cover story is about the Otter Creek watershed’s sources of phosphorus that are killing Lake Champlain. Fifty percent is coming from agriculture. Seventeen percent is coming from forests. Seventeen percent is coming from stream banks. Assuming that 70 percent of the stream banks are in forests, that would put the forest contribution of phosphorus in the Otter Creek watershed at 28 percent.
BRISTOL — Bristol police informed the public of three recent arrests officers made in town.
Following an extensive investigation, an officer on Aug. 10 cited Lorrie A. Fundis, 46, of Bristol for forgery and for giving false information to a law enforcement officer.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Aug. 21 cited a Killington resident for driving under the influence of drugs, and issued him another citation and two tickets, all actions taken after receiving a tip at about 1:30 p.m. from another motorist about an erratic driver heading southbound on Route 7.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are reminding motorists to yield and slow down when approaching crash scenes after a vehicle passing through a crash scene in Rutland last week sideswiped the vehicle of an Addison County first responder while he was giving aid. The rubbernecker’s own car rolled over as a result of the inattentiveness.
At a around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, state police responded to Route 7 just south of Carriage Run Road in the town of Rutland for a report of a vehicle off of the roadway.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed of the alleged theft of medicine, cash and jewelry from a Valley View apartment on Aug. 20.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a report on Aug. 17 of the theft of some copper pipes from a Route 7 South home. Police said this was the second time this crime has been reported at the home since 2013.
• Impounded a car found in the Prospect Cemetery off Case Street on Aug. 17 after determining it had been involved in a pursuit with Brandon police.