Archive - Mar 2013
BRISTOL — On Feb. 28 Bristol police received a report from a Kountry Trailer Park resident who saw a dog belonging to another resident bite and injure a child.
Police investigated and found out that the family had taken the child to Porter Hospital, where he got 11-12 stitches in his right arm. The dog, the subject of at least two prior bite complaints, was seized for observation as it did not have a current rabies certificate.
ADDISON COUNTY — During the week of March 24, Vermont State Police along with local and county law enforcement agencies will be conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout Addison County.
Senior Trooper Joseph Szarejko said the purpose of the checkpoints is to identify and remove impaired drivers in an effort to reduce traffic collisions and to promote highway safety.
SHOREHAM — The District 9 Environmental Commission on Friday, March 22, began receiving testimony on WhistlePig’s proposed rye whiskey distillery that would be located off Quiet Valley Road in Shoreham. The hearing is part of the process of getting an Act 250 permit.
BRISTOL — Local lawmakers were poised this week to vote on several tax initiatives aimed at improving the state’s road and bridges and backfilling federal dollars for health care and other services.
Lawmakers commented on those challenges at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall. Chief among those tax proposals: A plan to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 2 percent this year and next year.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday will look at a proposal for a smaller new North Main Street police station, and City Manager Mel Hawley said this week that they could act quickly to schedule another vote on the issue.
City residents on Town Meeting Day rejected a $1.85 million bond to pay for a 5,940-square-foot station on the 0.75-acre former Vergennes Auto Sales parcel by a slim margin, 302-292.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury firefighter Donald Patterson started taking pictures of the fire department’s Seymour Street headquarters last April when construction crews began the multi-million-dollar process of renovating and expanding it.
Eleven months, a lot of hard work and more than 1,000 Patterson photographs later, the Seymour Street fire station is substantially complete and now occupied by a grateful Middlebury Fire Department.
ADDISON COUNTY — Weybridge photographer John Huddleston has released a book of compelling images that capture the quiet grandeur of the Champlain Valley’s landscape. “Healing Ground: Walking the Farms of Vermont” features more than 60 photos that illuminate what is unique in ordinary things, and what is beautiful in the places that we drive past without noticing.
“They are everyday things, not idealized images of Vermont, not sunsets,” Huddleston said.