June 13th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) has launched a yearlong study of retail options in the community. It will allow residents to again weigh in on the controversial topic of big-box stores, while at the same time help local officials identify the town’s current shopping voids and how they could be filled in a way that would not compromise the community’s rural character.
MIDDLEBURY — A Bridport man with a history of drinking and driving convictions was sentenced on June 3 in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division to between 60 days and four years in prison for driving under the influence of alcohol, third offense.
Richard Kimball, 44, was also sentenced to concurrent two-month sentences on four other charges.
Judge Helen Toor handed down the sentences to Kimball for offenses committed in three separate incidents in Middlebury and Brandon this past October, November and February.
Friday, May 24, was Lennie Waltrip Day at Silver Lake in Leicester, but it came as a surprise to him.
For three months of the year, Lennie is lord of a domain that is the antithesis of the 21st-century world. Silver Lake, a mile-long jewel of the Green Mountains, lies 600 feet above popular Lake Dunmore. Surrounded on all sides by forests, broken only by a grassy picnic area on the northern end, Silver Lake seems a place apart, a little miracle of solitude, even as it graciously hosts those who seek it out.
MIDDLEBURY — A farmworker from Mexico on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary, charges stemming from a June 5 incident at a Whiting mobile home.
MIDDLEBURY — Another enjoyable day was had by young athletes at the recent Mary Hogan Elementary School track and field meet, which the school’s physical education department holds every year to introduce fifth- and sixth-grade students to the sport and allow them a fun few hours in the sun.
Several students made the most of it at the May 28 event, which was held at the Middlebury College track: Multiple event winners included Ada Anderson, Ben Turner, Nicky Niemo, Talin Teague, Merry Kimble, Caleb Benz and Tyler Buxton.
SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Middlebury racecar driver Todd Stone won one race and finished fourth in another on Saturday at South Plattsburgh’s Airborne Speedway to pad his Modified point lead.
Stone drove the G. Stone Motors No. 1x to his second win of the season in the completion of a race that had been halted by rain the week before, and then started 12th and placed fourth in the Della Auto/Subway 30-lap main event that followed.
Another seismic swift in the Middlebury landscape has landed on the town’s doorstep after several months of study and determination yielded a mutually beneficial and generous response to the town by Middlebury College and that board of trustees. It’s a proposal, as always, that requires a studied review, but it shouldn’t take long to discern its financial advantages to town taxpayers.
What they’ll find is the offer resolves several major hurdles the town was facing — all with the least impact on town taxes.
I had kept abreast of his life during the past three years very impersonally and from afar, through Facebook. I didn’t know how to break the ice, because the last time I saw Charlie, he was in diapers making mayhem. Now in his mid-20s, I learned that Charlie was still making some mayhem — though thankfully not of the law-breaking variety, just through his rock band and other youthful pursuits.