April 9th, 2014
I have a confession. I will make it in print (though out of shame I hope nobody actually reads my column this week): Now that I am older, every once in a while a thought crosses my mind that perhaps I won’t go fishing on opening day of trout season.
BENNINGTON — The Otter Valley Union High School softball season started on Tuesday with a loss when host Division I foe Mount Anthony erased an early OV lead and claimed a 9-3 victory.
The game had been scheduled for Brandon, but moved to Bennington because the Otters’ home field was not ready. The Otters are now set to host the Patriots on May 23 in what was originally a road game.
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College softball team took two out of three NESCAC West games at Amherst this weekend, winning the opener when pitcher Elizabeth Morris tossed a no-hitter.
The Panthers are 7-6 overall, 2-1 in NESCAC West, while the Jeffs dropped to 11-3, 1-2 in the league. Both trail first-place Williams, which is 3-0 in NESCAC West.
Middlebury’s scheduled Tuesday doubleheader with visiting Union was postponed.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College baseball team was swept by host Wesleyan this past weekend. The Panthers dropped to 2-11, 0-6 in NESCAC West play, while Wesleyan moved to 14-5, 3-5 NESCAC.
The Panthers had been set to travel to St. Michael’s on Tuesday, but that doubleheader was postponed. The Panthers will head to NESCAC West foe Hamilton for a three-game set this Friday and Saturday.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on the morning of April 3 called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to help an ailing school bus driver after stopping the vehicle on New Haven Road.
Police pulled over the bus, which they said was bound for Vergennes Union High School, after receiving a report that it was being operated erratically on Route 7. That report apparently originally came from one or more motorists on the state highway, they said.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Feb. 19 arrested Chastity Pecor, 29, of Bristol, on suspicion of stealing a wallet from a car parked outside of the Baptist Church in Bristol three days earlier. In other action in February, Bristol police:
On Feb. 1, responded to Maplefields for a report of a gas drive off. Police took down a copy of the transaction and will conduct a follow up.
On Feb. 1, provided security for a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School, and encountered no problems.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Alex Fredette, 18, of Shoreham for aggravated assault, after responding to a report of a student allegedly assaulting a teacher at Middlebury Union High School on April 3. Police said Fredette was cited, released, and is scheduled to answer to the charge at the Addison County Courthouse on June 9.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — On Sunday, April 6, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a family fight in Shoreham. Upon investigating the incident troopers said they found that the victim had been assaulted by Shoreham resident Douglas N. Campbell, 36.
Troopers took Campbell into custody and cited him to appear in Addison District Court on April 7 to answer the charge of domestic assault.
In other recent activity, troopers: