June 3rd, 2013
VERGENNES — A policy asking Vergennes residents and visitors not to use tobacco on the city green or at the city pool and recreation area is on hold.
At the Vergennes City Council’s May 28 meeting, two aldermen were not sure they supported such a policy for the city green, and two other aldermen were absent. As a result, the council tabled until June 11 a policy for both the green and the recreation area near Vergennes Union Elementary School.
CORNWALL — Two-time Vermont Spelling Bee winner Ronan Howlett of Cornwall notched a very respectable tie for 33rd place at the Scripps National Spelling Bee held last week at National Harbor, Md., outside Washington, D.C.
BRISTOL — Bristol police last week announced two high-profile arrests involving the sale of drugs in town.
First, police said that on May 23 they arrested Jill Ryea, 21, of Leicester and charged her with the sale of cocaine following an extensive joint operation with Vergennes police, Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.
BRANDON — Eve Beglarian will present a music and performance piece titled “Brim, the River Project” at the Brandon Town Hall on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m.
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s amazing bass fishing, once a well-kept secret among anglers, shifts gears with the start of the traditional bass season on Saturday, June 8, which also happens to be Free Fishing Day in Vermont.
Catch-and-release bass fishing with artificial flies or lures opened with trout season in April. Starting June 8, however, an angler may keep up to five bass in a day with a minimum length of 10 inches in most lakes. Check the 2013 Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Laws and Guide for exceptions.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School softball team late last week twice won in its last at-bat and gave long-time coach Pattie Candon her 300th win as OV’s softball coach. (See story.)
That milestone win came on Thursday, when OV erased a 5-0 deficit to defeat visiting Hartford, 6-5, in eight innings. In that game, the Hurricanes misplayed Taylor Aines’ pop-up into a single that plated Brittany Bushey with the decisive run.
BRANDON — When Otter Valley Union High School softball player Taylor Aines’ towering eighth-inning pop-up dropped on Thursday between two confused Hartford infielders while teammate Brittany Bushey raced home with the decisive run, the celebration that followed was above and beyond what most dramatic walk-off wins receive.
Even more than capping a wild rally from a 5-0 deficit and producing a 6-5 victory that snapped a four-game losing streak, that play gave Coach Pattie Candon the 300th win of an OV softball coaching career that began in 1986.