VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said this week city police will be participating in a countywide effort to set up sobriety checkpoints on New Year’s Eve, including one possibly in the Vergennes area.
Vermont State Police, Middlebury and Bristol police, and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department will all be participating in establishing checkpoints, Merkel said.
SHOREHAM — Vermont State Police cited Jason A. Gagnon, 27, of Bomoseen for domestic assault and other charges on Monday after he allegedly tried to force his way into a Shoreham apartment and then allegedly vandalized a car belonging to one of the female occupants who had tried to defend herself with a pistol.
SHERBURNE — Vermont State Police are seeking help from the public in learning more about the crash that killed a Starksboro man in Sherburne on Friday afternoon.
Marland Brewer, 47, of Starksboro was killed in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 4 in Sherburne just east of the Killington Skyship gondola and Mission Farm Road on Dec. 14.
Troopers were called to the scene at 4:33 p.m. and told that a driver in one of the vehicles was entrapped. Traffic on the road was closed while police dealt with the accident.
MIDDLEBURY — The two finalists for Addison Central Supervisory Union superintendent will spend an entire day in the district on Wednesday, Dec. 19, culminating in open-session interviews with the full ACSU board that evening.
As first reported by the Addison Independent, a district screening committee has narrowed its choices to two candidates: Burlington School District Superintendent Jeanne M. Collins and John W. Johnson, director of education information services for the state of Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction.
MONKTON — All hands are on deck to oppose the section of Vermont Gas Systems’s proposed $72 million pipeline that would cut through the Monkton area. More than 100 citizens have signed a petition in opposition, the Monkton selectboard followed suit with a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board last Tuesday, and at a Wednesday night meeting the Addison County Regional Planning Commission also signaled its reservations.
MIDDLEBURY — Which president signed into law the Edmunds Act, the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Pendleton Civil Service Act after he succeeded James Garfield?
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health will offer free whooping cough (Tdap) vaccine to anyone age 11 or older on Dec. 19 at each of its 12 district offices. This is being done in an effort to slow the spread of whooping cough, and protect infants, who are at greatest risk for serious illness and death.
VERGENNES — It can hold up to 30 pounds of groceries or, say, picnic food and beverages; can be carried as a bag, over-the-shoulder tote or backpack; it’s washable; and, as the slogan that describes it states, it “stands tall and folds small.”
And design and utility patents are pending.