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January 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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On Jan. 1, 2017, the Vermont minimum wage increased from $9.60 to $10 an hour.

In a spot of good news to usher in the new year, the Otter Creek Audubon Society announced that its 2016 Christmas Bird Count tallied the highest numbers ever. Local birders identified 24,073 birds of 72 species. Fifteen bald eagles were counted — a record number. Later in the month, state Fish and Wildlife officials, announced near-record numbers of turkeys culled in 2016 plus very big numbers for bear and deer.

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In boys' hoop: OV nips Tigers, other teams fall

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Before bad weather wiped out weekend boys’ basketball games, in Wednesday action last week Otter Valley held off a challenge from Middlebury to highlight local play. In other Wednesday action both Mount Abraham and Vergennes came up short.

MUHS AT OV

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VUHS, snow storms win in girls' hoop

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In the only local high school girls’ basketball action late last week, Vergennes broke into the win column with a home victory.

Middlebury’s home game vs. Otter Valley was postponed until Jan. 15, and Mount Abraham’s annual appearance at Fair Haven’s holiday tournament was moved from last week to this Wednesday.

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BFA tops Tiger girls on ice

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Host BFA-St. Albans blanked the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6-0. The Tigers dropped to 1-2. Their Saturday home game vs. Essex was postponed.

MUHS will host its annual holiday tournament this Thursday and Friday. The Tigers have a pair of 5 p.m. games, vs. Champlain Valley/Mt. Mansfield on Thursday and vs. Spaulding on Friday.

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Scoreboard and Schedule for Dec. 28

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Girls’ Hockey

12/20 BFA vs. MUHS............................... 6-0

12/23 Essex at MUHS................. Postponed

Boys’ Hockey

12/23 U-32 at MUHS..................... Postponed

Girls’ Basketball

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Vergennes Police Log: Grinch breaks into city vehicles on Christmas

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating a rash of car break-ins, thefts and vandalism that they said stretched from late Christmas Eve through early Christmas morning.

On Tuesday police said they were still cataloguing items taken from at least 14 cars, including cash, credit cards, personal information, a camera and more. They described the investigation of the bad-weather holiday crime spree as active.

In other actions between Dec. 18 and 24, Vergennes police:

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Middlebury Police Log: Man, dog struck by car in crosswalk

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a car-pedestrian accident in Court Square on Dec. 18.

As previously reported in the Addison Independent, Town Hall Theater Executive Director Doug Anderson had been walking his dog, Willie, when Anderson was struck by a car.

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Vermont State Police Log: Drunk driving, crashes keep troopers busy

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On Saturday, Dec. 23, at a few minutes past 9 a.m. Vermont State Police stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street in Bristol after observing a driving infraction. During the stop troopers detected signs of impairment in the driver, identified as 35-year-old Ira Beaver of Bristol.

Police screened Beaver for driving under the influence, took him into custody, transported him to the New Haven state police barracks for processing, and released Beaver after citing him for DUI.

In other recent activity, state police:

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Bristol Police Log: Officers patrol area in cars, on foot

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Between Dec. 11 and 17, Bristol police conducted a lot of patrols in and around the village.

During that period police completed directed patrols on North Street, West Street, Lower Notch Road, Upper Notch Road, Notch Road, Briggs Hill at the intersection of Lincoln Road, and twice in an area a Bristol police log noted as “an area of concern within (the police) district.” The patrols resulted in a ticket for a stop sign violation and several warnings.

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Brrrrr! Be prepared for frigid weather with these tips

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WATERBURY — Sub-zero temperatures are in the forecast for Vermont over the next several days. Wind chills are expected to reach 20 to 30 degrees below zero in areas of the state.

These temperatures can pose a danger to health and property. Hypothermia, frostbite, and other hazards are a concern in these conditions and precautions are advised to ensure the safety of individuals and property.

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