August 23rd, 2012
The uproar over Congressman Todd Akin’s, R-Missouri, statement on abortion has morphed into a serious concern for the Republican Party and its prospects to retake the presidency and U.S. Senate for one simple reason: his comments are reflective of the Republican Party and the belief of a majority of its congressional members. And that is a problem that gets too little attention.
The GOP’s drift to the extreme political right on social issues, and increasingly on fiscal ones, has been as dramatic as it is nonsensical.
The Bristol Planning Commission wisely lent its support to a proposal to pursue conservation easements along a 1.6-mile stretch of the Route 116 corridor north of Bristol.
By the time you read this, I’ll most likely have finished up my time at the Addison Independent with more than a few tears.
As I write it, I’m preparing to move on from this three-year experience that’s taught me almost everything I know about journalism, agriculture, technology and adult life.
I started here at the Addy Indy as an intern, fresh out of Middlebury College armed with an English degree and a mighty indecision about what I wanted to do with my life.
With less than a week to go before the statewide primary election, I have two major questions about next Tuesday’s Democratic primary for attorney general between Bill Sorrell and T.J. Donovan.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of an armed woman who had been drinking and threatening suicide in the Twin Circles area on Aug. 17. Police defused the situation and took the gun into evidence. The woman was taken to Porter Hospital, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated two car break-ins in the Forbes Circle neighborhood on Aug. 13.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a two-car crash on Middlebrook Road in Ferrisburgh last Saturday, Aug. 18, at approximately 8:55 p.m. Upon arrival, troopers fond that one of the vehicles had left the scene of the crash.
Police later located the vehicle that had left the scene. Senior Trooper Joseph Pregent said it was down an embankment off of Long Point Road in Ferrisburgh. He identified the driver as Donna Marie Trucott, 48, Ferrisburgh.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Aug. 18 cited a man and a woman who were houseguests at a Hillside Drive apartment on Aug. 11 and 12 for grand larceny after they allegedly stole electronics equipment, jewelry and movies from their absentee hosts.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department responded to the Bristol town green on Aug. 1 to investigate two reports of drug use on the town’s central park.
Although Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said neither the suspects nor drugs were found at that time, the suspects were found with drugs the next day.
On Aug. 2, the police arrested Cassandra Fraser-Brown, 21, of Bristol and cited her for possession of heroin.