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VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of largely routine incidents between May 6 and 19, including barking dogs, confiscation of drug paraphernalia, traffic stops, thefts, locked-out motorists and some threatening behavior.
In that two-week time span, city police:
• On May 6 dealt with barking dog complaints on Meadow Lane and South Water Street.
• On May 6 issued a no-trespass order to an Addison man who had tried to collect money from people at an East Street residence and frightened them.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to Hillside Drive in Starksboro at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, for a domestic violence call. Police said their investigation on scene showed that Shane Manning, 25, of Starksboro assaulted a family member and also threatened that person and another person with a knife.
Police charged Manning with aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault, and violation of conditions of release, and lodged him at the Marble Valley Correctional Center for lack of $50,000 bail.
In other recent activity, troopers:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Victoria Pendleton, 20, of Middlebury for second-degree aggravated domestic assault and unlawful mischief, following an incident off Route 7 South in East Middlebury on May 17. Police said Pendleton was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a trespassing complaint at a Case Street property on May 13.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Partnership and city officials are looking for public input at a jointly sponsored Wednesday night Vergennes Opera House forum on a series of planned and potential recreation improvements around the city.
They are hoping for enough residents to attend the 7 p.m. gathering to have about a dozen sign up for each of four working groups devoted to specific issues, according to a partnership press release:
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on May 13 hired a new co-principal for the 2013-2014 school year who has spent the past six years as the assistant principal of U-32 High School in East Montpelier.
Burlington resident Stephanie C. Taylor will begin this summer, said Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O’Brien.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their meeting last week moved closer to adopting a policy that would ban tobacco use in the area around the city pool and on the city’s central green.
A council subcommittee will look at model policies and ordinances offered last week by a tobacco prevention expert and make a recommendation at the council’s May 28 meeting.
A policy could be a gateway to a law that calls for tickets and fines, depending on how well the policy works.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Thursday said $2.2 million in milk program safety net payments are arriving just as Vermont dairy farmers need them most, as spring planting begins. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week announced the payments under the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program that provides support in months when the price that farmers are paid for their milk drops while production costs remain high.
VERGENNES — At a City Council meeting last Tuesday where aldermen discussed a smoking ban in some public places (see story, Page 1) officials and supporters of the Vergennes Opera House also spoke in favor of the organization’s request for $10,000 in the next city budget. Aldermen budgeted $10,000 last year, but have not done so in the past.