WASHINGTON, D.C. — In what he said is a victory for consumers, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has authored legislation that will allow Americans to switch wireless carriers while keeping their cell phone or tablet.
The process, known as “unlocking,” affords consumers more freedom to choose the wireless carrier and mobile device that best suits them.
On Friday, President Obama signed the legislation, formally titled the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police last week cited two Middlebury residents for domestic assault in two separate incidents.
First, on July 29 at 10:32 p.m., police responded to a report of a domestic assault on Seminary Street Extension. Police cited 33-year-old Emily Jenkins for domestic assault.
Then, on July 30 at 3:42 p.m., police arrested Ronald M. Bean, 50, for domestic assault on North Pleasant Street. They jailed Bean for lack of bail.
In other activity last week, Middlebury police:
MIDDLEBURY — John Illig, Middlebury College’s men’s and women’s squash coach, died Sunday evening of catastrophic injuries sustained in a fall in his Lincoln home Saturday night.
In an email to the college community, Middlebury College President Ronald D. Liebowitz called Illig “a generous, thoughtful and fun-loving man.” Illig began leading Middlebury’s squash programs in the fall of 2007, when he also became the school’s first varsity men’s coach.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police jailed a Northlands Job Corps student on June 30 for allegedly assaulting a fellow student after the second student won an informal singing competition.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont State Police responded to a two-car crash on Route 7 in New Haven at a few minutes past 3 p.m. on July 30.
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