MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of gunshots fired at a Jackson Lane residence on Nov. 30. Police determined that someone had thrown a hot sauce bottle against the door of the residence and that no shots had been fired. Police said the matter remains under investigation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
MIDDLEBURY — As might be expected, the undefeated Division I champion Middlebury Union High School football team earned more than its share of the league’s postseason honors.
Nine members of the Tigers were named as D-I first-team all-stars, as chosen by Vermont coaches, while many more earned second-team or honorable mention, and Coach Dennis Smith was named the D-I Coach of the Year.
ADDISON COUNTY — Five members of the Otter Valley Union High School football team and two from Mount Abraham earned postseason recognition from the Division III coaches.
Four OV players were named first-team all-stars: senior Mike Winslow as a running back and a linebacker, senior Tyler Jones as an offensive lineman, junior Joe Scarborough as a receiver and junior John Winslow as a defensive back, while Mount Abe senior Tommy Lee Hodsden earned a first-team nod as a kick returner.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will host the annual holiday event “Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 and 7 p.m. at Mead Chapel. For 42 years, this service has been a special Addison County tradition, celebrated on the last Sunday of the college’s fall semester. A large audience of both college and community members and families will fill the chapel to share in a sense of community and hopefulness of the season.
RIPTON — A 54-year-old Ripton man who has been missing since Nov. 23 apparently was killed when is car left Route 125 in Ripton and crashed into the woods sometime in the past 9 days.
Vermont State Police were called to the intersection of Route 125 and Steam Mill Road, near the Bread Loaf campus, at 9:20 p.m. Monday night to a report of a vehicle that had gone over an embankment and into the river there. They found the body of James P. Daignault there with his totaled 2001 Plymouth Neon.
MONTPELIER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Vermont are seeking public input on a recently released draft proposal to restore the water quality in Lake Champlain. Also released is a timeline for completing the Lake Champlain restoration plan, which includes a number of opportunities for the public to get involved.