January 27th, 2014
BRISTOL — Yet another recent heroin bust has highlighted Bristol’s ongoing struggle with drug-related crime that has strained its small police force.
Despite dozens of arrests over the past 12 months, heroin remains pervasive in pockets of the small community, emblematic of a statewide struggle with opiate addiction and its consequences.
Police say an influx of out-of-town drug dealers has made investigations more difficult and time-consuming.
BRISTOL — A committee charged with evaluating the feasibility of making repairs to Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School issued its report to the district school board, recommending that the district pursue a renovation project.
“It is the position of this committee that the community is ready for an upgrade to the facility,” the report states. “We believe it is now up to the board and concerned citizens to advocate for the scope of changes to be performed.”
BRANDON — Brandon police on Wednesday night arrested two people on multiple charges, including burglary and assault on a law enforcement officer, after a Church Street homeowner interrupted what police allege was a burglary in process.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has entered — at the request of the Vermont Agency of Transportation — into what will be at least a three-year management deal with a similar nonprofit transit agency that serves neighboring Orange and northern Windsor counties.
MIDDLEBURY — Dwindling student numbers, a boost in the statewide education property tax rate and a new requirement that school districts pay for their own paraprofessionals are among factors contributing to potentially large property tax increases associated with 2014-2015 budget proposals designed to maintain current programming at Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) elementary schools.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team took an early lead on Saturday and survived a rally by host Vergennes to defeat the Commodores, 42-39, and earn the Tigers’ first win of the season, and of Coach Jen Heath’s tenure.
MIDDLEBURY — As rich cultural music from Somalia dances out of one room of the Vermont Folklife Center in downtown Middlebury, other rooms display colorful woven fabrics and crocheted lace draped from the ceiling by thin wires. In a corner, a Mac computer showing a Bosnian dance group performing captivates visiting guests.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team on Wednesday edged visiting Milton, 113.3-105.75, at the Middlebury Union Middle School gym.
The Tiger team was paced by Anneke Jewett, who took first place on the bars and beam and in the all-around competition, and Hannah Stoll, who won the vault.
The top four finishers in each event were:
1. Stoll, MUHS, 8.1.
2. Lindsay Wells, MUHS, 8.0.
3. Jewett, MUHS, 7.9.