Archive - Apr 2012
My Saturday morning went south the moment I found out I had not become a multimillionaire overnight.
Oh, I knew a single Mega Millions lottery ticket wouldn’t give me a real chance at Friday night’s record-setting $654 million jackpot.
But I didn’t have just one ticket.
Last week, 20 of my fellow Addison Independent employees and I each threw $2 into an office pool. While one ticket offered only a 1-in-75-million chance of winning, we had 42.
It was all we could do not to clean out our desks Friday afternoon.
NEW HAVEN — A New Haven man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Country Superior Court (criminal division) to a felony charge of aggravated domestic assault with a weapon, stemming from his March 29 standoff with Vermont State Police that closed down Route 7 for more than seven hours.
Thomas Jerome, 51, was released following his arraignment on conditions that he not have any contact with his wife, with whom he had been arguing the night he allegedly sequestered himself in his Route 7 home, under the influence of alcohol, with a shotgun.
VERMONT — The culture of the Vermont State Police is the biggest obstacle to its effectiveness, the aunt of a teenager who died on a hiking trail in January told a Senate committee last week. Alternately defensive, accommodating and apologetic, state police and state officials also testified.
BURLINGTON — “It’s good to be in Vermont!”
That was the understatement from President Barack Obama as he stepped in front of a deafening crowd at the University of Vermont last Friday afternoon. Gutterson Fieldhouse was packed with 4,500 admirers, and they let the first sitting president to visit Vermont in 17 years know he was appreciated.