September 22nd, 2016
BRISTOL — At Monday’s Bristol selectboard meeting, Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs was honored for his 30 years of service to the department.
VERGENNES — After months of discussion, the Vergennes City Council last week decided to spend $4,000 on a professional evaluation of the city’s East Street swimming pool, as a number of residents have urged.
The council on Tuesday, Sept. 13, also decided another recreation facility issue it had debated for a shorter period of time, voting to spend $10,000 to resurface the nearby tennis courts, which double as a wintertime skating rink.
WHITING — Vermont State Police cited a Whiting man for domestic assault after he allegedly struck a woman several times in the face in the North Main Street area of Whiting on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Wanfre Miranda, 23, was arrested that afternoon and lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on $1,000 bail.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local high school soccer teams enjoyed success earlier this week, with the Vergennes girls and boys sweeping games on the road, the Otter Valley girls avenging an earlier loss, the Middlebury girls winning big away from home, and the Tiger boys notching a historic upset.
The Tiger boys upended perennial Division I power Champlain Valley, 1-0, at Fucile Field on Tuesday, for what could be the program’s first-ever victory over the Redhawks.
WEST HAVEN — NASCAR has officially named Vince Quenneville Jr. of Brandon the Division I Vermont Champion of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for a second consecutive year.
Quenneville clinched the title when heavy rains forced the cancellation of Sunday night dirt track racing at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway. There was an off-chance Quenneville’s closest rival for the crown, Bobby Hackel of Rensselaer, N.Y., could catch him with a win on Sunday if Quenneville finished far enough back.
BURLINGTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team went on the road on Monday to pick up a Metro Conference win, 2-0, at Burlington.
The Eagles evened their record at 2-2 heading into a Wednesday afternoon game at Colchester, played after deadline for this section. They return home on Tuesday to take on defending Division I champion South Burlington, a team off to a strong start this season.
MIDDLEBURY — Every autumn the Middlebury High School/Middlebury Union High School Alumni Association honors graduates by inducting them into its Hall of Fame.
Joe DeGray and John Rouse will be introduced as this year’s Hall of Fame selections during halftime of the Middlebury Union High School football game against Colchester High School this Friday, Sept. 23.