April 27th, 2016
BRISTOL — During March, Bristol police officers took part in training seven times, according to a recently released log for that month. That included training in responding to persons in mental health crisis at the Vermont State Police barracks and medical training with the Bristol Rescue Squad.
Officer Josh Otey attended the National Interdiction Conference training seminar in Reno, Nev., and received the Master Interdictor Certification from the National Criminal Enforcement Association.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a vehicle striking a woman on Halladay Road on April 21. Police arriving to the scene interviewed someone they described as “an extremely intoxicated woman” who said she wasn’t sure if she had been struck, or merely brushed, by the vehicle.
Police said the woman, who could provide no description of the vehicle, bore no signs of physical injuries. Middlebury Regional EMS officials took the woman to Porter Hospital for evaluation, according to police.
VERGENNES — In a mostly routine week between April 18 and 24, among other incidents Vergennes police calmed a couple of arguments, handled car accidents, and issued civil tickets for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On April 18 went to a Second Street home because of a report of a fight and discovered a woman and two men arguing loudly; police calmed them down, and one of the men left.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team on Monday shook off cobwebs from spring break, a 17-day layoff from their last game, and a rally by visiting Burr & Burton to improve to 3-0 with a 13-8 victory.
The Tigers bolted to a 5-1 lead in the first 12 minutes, but early in the second half the Bulldogs cut the lead to 7-6 and had a free-position shot lined up.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College softball team kept its postseason hopes alive this past weekend by sweeping three games from NESCAC West rival Hamilton (10-22, 3-9 league), and also picked up a pair of non-league wins on Monday.
The Panthers improved to 18-8, 4-4 in league play. The league mark does not include a suspended game in which they led host Amherst, 9-6, after five innings.
MONTPELIER — It’s almost time for spring turkey hunting in Vermont. Youth spring turkey hunting weekend was April 23-24 this year, and the regular spring turkey season is May 1-31.
For the record, I believe New England Patriots employees at the January 2015 AFC championship game deflated footballs to the lowest legal limit of 11.5 pounds per square inch preferred by quarterback Tom Brady. Cold weather did the rest, as has been proven by everybody from Lynn, Mass., 7th-graders to Washington, D.C., think-tankers.
That act led us to the saga of Deflategate, the latest chapter of which was written on Monday, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated Brady’s suspension.
WATERVILLE, Maine — This past Saturday, the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team defeated host Colby, 15-10, and moved closer to nailing down a home NESCAC quarterfinal.
The Panthers, ranked No. 9 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll, moved to 10-4 overall with their sixth straight win, 7-2 in NESCAC play, good for a three-way tie for second place with Amherst and Bowdoin behind 8-1 Tufts. Bates stood in fifth at 6-3.