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June 13th, 2013
VERGENNES — Vergennes police in two separate incidents this past weekend ticketed five minors for alcohol use and issued them court diversion paperwork, and in one also cited a 21-year-old motorist for driving under the influence of alcohol and providing alcohol to minors.
BRISTOL — This Saturday beginning at 8 p.m., Smart Growth for Bristol will host a community storytelling event in Holley Hall modeled after the Moth Radio Hour, a popular weekly show heard on National Public Radio in which regular people tell stories from their lives.
The Moth’s storytelling model has each storyteller speak without notes, a strategy that often results in a variety of stories that range from tragic to hysterically funny, according to event organizer and Smart Growth member Caroline Engvall.
BRISTOL — On June 3, Bristol police arrested Bruce Cobb, 53, of Lincoln on charges of selling and dispensing of narcotics. Police had obtained information stating that Cobb was selling narcotics in downtown Bristol.
A press release from Chief Kevin Gibbs stated that police conducted several operations in Bristol where Cobb allegedly sold and dispensed narcotics in the presence of a police officer on several occasions.
LINCOLN — Fifteen years ago this month, on a stormy Saturday, the waters of the New Haven River rose dramatically and washed over the center of Lincoln village, including Burnham Hall. The lower levels, which housed the town library, were completely flooded.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury and Middlebury College are working on a deal that would result in the purchase of the so-called Lazarus Building at 20 Main St., a structure that would be razed to provide a wider and safer Printer’s Alley link between the downtown and the Marble Works complex.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has pledged $5.5 million toward a $7.5 million plan that would result in a new downtown municipal building and a new gym that would be located near the Memorial Sports Center off Mary Hogan Drive.
CORNWALL — Susan M. Hackett, a Rutland County educator and past principal of the Plymouth and Sunderland elementary schools, has been named the new top administrator of Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School.
“I’m thrilled,” Hackett, 53, said in reaction to accepting the job, extended to her by the Cornwall School Board Thursday evening after a thorough interview.
“I think the school is a wonderful match for me.”
WHITING — Vermont State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a June 6 home invasion in Whiting during which the victim was beaten and stabbed.