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November 25th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police reported two local instances in the past week in which they stopped motorists for speeding and ended up citing those drivers for driving under the influence as well.
First, on Nov. 20 at 10:25 p.m. state police stopped Cody Brown, 23, of Ferrisburgh for speeding on Plank Road in New Haven. During the stop Brown was found to be under the influence of alcohol. His preliminary blood alcohol content at roadside was measured at 0.086 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
Forget the anxiety-provoking craze of city shopping, long lines, driving far distances and impersonal service this holiday season. Middlebury’s diverse collection of locally-owned shops and products will satisfy every on your shopping list. Stick around for a movie or a show, catch a bite to eat and enjoy Middlebury’s great outdoor recreation sites.
Love the holiday season — we do!
WASHINGTON — Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.
FERRISBURGH — About $1,000 of cash was stolen from the Route 7 Dakin Farms store in Ferrisburgh on Monday evening, Vermont State Police said.
According to a VSP press release, the thief or thieves broke into the building through a back door at about 6 p.m., about an hour after the store’s closing time.
VSP responded to the Dakin Farm business at about 7 p.m. and began investigating the crime.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
As you put together a dinner plan for this Thanksgiving, perhaps you’re looking for something to add a little variety to the traditional holiday meal, or ways to eat healthy food while supporting good environmental practices. How about adding insects to the menu? Along with crackers and cheese, grasshopper fritters make excellent appetizers. Or consider adding sautéed crickets and greens as a side to your potatoes, turkey and gravy. What about cricket flour fruitcake instead of the typical pumpkin pie?
VERGENNES — A high-tech manufacturing company in Vergennes shared in $6.3 million in loans announced by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) for economic development projects totaling over $16.5 million throughout Vermont. The authority projected the loans should create more than 100 new jobs throughout Vermont within three years of completion of the financed projects.
VERGENNES — Nine students were inducted into the Otter Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society at Vergennes Union High School on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The traditional candlelight induction ceremony was attended by parents, relatives, friends of inductees, teachers, administrators and school board members.