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July 30th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — A motorcyclist was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., this past Friday for treatment of a head injury he sustained in a crash in Granville.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Travis Huestis, 25, of Middlebury for domestic assault and two counts of violating his conditions of release, following an investigation of a reported disturbance at a North Pleasant Street home on July 23.
Police said Huestis is scheduled to answer to the charges in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Aug. 31.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted a homeless woman on Washington Street on July 20.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police looked into a July 22 report from a Macdonough Drive resident that a bicycle had been stolen from his home, and that he suspected that a Northlands Job Corps student was behind the theft.
Police spoke to the director of Northlands, who said the student had been removed from the federal jobs training program and had offered to pay for any damages he had left behind.
Some call the process glorified babysitting. And expensive. Some say it is the only means by which the state can break the cycle of poverty that traps low-income students in a closed look, low-wage environment.
The issue is universal pre-K education that, beginning next year, will be required in Vermont’s schools. According to the state department of education, over a third of our schools this fall will be ready to offer services to the three- to five-year-olds targets by the legislation signed into law more than a year ago.
VERMONT — The forecast for Wednesday says Vermont will be HOT.
During summer’s extreme heat, know how to recognize risk factors, respond to warning signs, and what precautions to take to stay safe.
“Heat illness is a real danger for everyone. Vermonters go to the emergency department for heat illnesses just as often as people in Maryland,” said Lori Cragin, Vermont state epidemiologist for environmental health. “Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed.“
BRISTOL — A 12-year-long conflict over a proposed gravel pit near downtown Bristol is likely at an end.
Judge Thomas Durkin of the Vermont Superior Court’s Environmental Division last week issued an order nullifying all previous permits and zoning decisions concerning the 26-acre gravel pit near Rounds Road and South Street in Bristol first proposed by Lathrop Limited Partnership in 2003.
Durkin’s July 20 order further stipulates that any new project proposal would be subject to current regulation.
VERGENNES — “I miss it. I’ll be honest: I miss it,” said Ann Rivers, who devoted more than two decades to serving her community on the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad. “When the sirens go, I miss it.”
Rivers, 66, retired from VARS this past April after 21 years spending countless hours in and out of ambulances and helping people in all kinds of emergency situations.
“But it’s time to travel and spend more time doing fun stuff,” Rivers, 66, said in a recent interview.
VERGENNES — The second year of Vergennes Union High School and Vergennes Union Elementary School summer programs funded by an $830,703 21st Century Learning Centers (21C) Grant is just now winding down, and includes a wide variety of offerings.
VUHS has been running summer and afterschool programs with help from 21C grants since 2009, when the school was first awarded $487,000 to support programming.