June 25th, 2015
I was distressed to find out that by week’s end (June 27), there will no longer be a full-time Vermont Health Connect Navigator in Addison County. The person who has been doing this job, at Porter Hospital, will no longer hold the position, owing — so I am told — to the loss of a grant for the program’s support.
The one-sided argument on fossil fuel consumption goes like this: All things related to fossil fuels worsen global warming, the crisis of our times, and must be banned or reduced. No exceptions. From an environmental perspective, it’s a compelling argument that is difficult to refute.
An open letter to the Middlebury Union High School community and area businesses:
With the sounds and sights of the 28th consecutive Project Graduation celebration still fresh in my memory, I write this letter of thanks to all the businesses and individuals whose generosity contributed to the joy and experiences of Commencement and Project Graduation for the MUHS Class of 2015. It was truly special and memorable.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police stopped a motor vehicle driven by Walter H. Koshell, 24, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh after a complaint was called in for erratic driving.
Police said their investigation showed that Koshel was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Koshel provided a preliminary sample of his breath and his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.105 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 15 arrested a Northlands Job Corps student for allegedly assaulting two other students, one of whom, police said, was taken to Porter Hospital for an overnight stay due to concussion and nausea.
Police cited Quamar M. Harmon, 18, of Newark, N.J., for simple assault for allegedly punching one victim in the back of the head, and for aggravated assault for kicking a second victim twice in the side of the face. The second victim was hospitalized, police said.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed on June 19 of the theft of two orange extension ladders from two separate Case Street residences sometime within the past two weeks.Anyone with any information is asked to call Officer Kevin Emilio at 802-388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded on June 15 to the Inn on the Green for a report that one of the escaped convicts from New York was allegedly staying there. Police determined the convict was not staying at the hotel.