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VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of issues in a busy week between Sept. 16 and 22.
In that time frame, city police:
• On Sept. 16 dealt with a dispute between two women and a man angry because a car had been parked in his driveway. Police said the woman who owned the car thought the home was not occupied, and both women were upset because they felt threatened by the man’s behavior. Police said they are considering charging the man with disorderly conduct.
I was tired after teaching my third class last Tuesday, and I felt like going home and resting. But instead of heading for the comforts of home, I went to the middle school, along with hundreds of other people. Most of us were there because we oppose the pipeline that would carry fracked gas through Addison County on route to International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Thomas Husk, 54, of Middlebury for three counts of disorderly conduct, following an investigation in the North Pleasant Street area on Sept. 22. Police said three people reported being harassed by Husk, and they also alleged that he had been hitting someone’s car.
Police said they measured Husk’s blood-alcohol content at 0.215 percent and took him into protective custody. For the sake of comparison, the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
It happened once before, a long time ago.
In the summer of 1966, the Red Sox were a bad team. They finished in ninth place with 72 wins and 90 losses, 26 games behind Baltimore, who won the AL pennant and then swept the Dodgers in the Series.
The following year, as many will recall, was the so-called “Impossible Dream” season. With new manager Dick Williams barking orders and Carl Yastrzemski playing out of his mind, the Red Sox were 92-70, won the AL pennant, and took the Cards to seven games in the World Series.
Heading into the fall, my husband, Mark, and I decided we’d like to make a year’s supply of hard cider. The task required little more than a huge amount of apples, tons of time and the proper equipment. Over the next couple of weeks we picked a lot of apples — I lost count, but let’s say 14,052 — from our four trees and procured a vintage but working meat grinder that served admirably to grind the apples into a fine pomace, which we then made into cider with a press Mark had built several years ago.
As Vermonters begin to decipher the new world of health care through Vermont Health Connect and the health care exchange, and Republicans in Congress try — for the 42nd time — to dismantle the nation’s health care law at the expense of shutting down government, it’s worth stepping back to view the big picture: that is, how this nation’s health care compares to the rest of the world.
“It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent... We have to find a balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.”
Vermont State Police officials are investigating a fatal crash on Rt. 125 in Hancock, the agency said. The incident was a single vehicle accident involving a cement truck. The Independent will update this story as more information becomes available.