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October 15th, 2014
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a half-dozen traffic accidents between Oct. 6 and 12, five within city limits and one in Ferrisburgh as a favor to Vermont State Police.
No one was hurt in any of the accidents, and the most significant came on Oct. 8. On that day a tractor-trailer truck tried to back into the Maverick gas station on Main Street and became stuck, damaging the grass median and a street sign in the process. Police directed traffic around the truck until it could be towed back onto the road.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded on Oct. 8 to a report about a youth who had passed out after smoking marijuana, and was now acting aggressively at a Seymour Street residence. Middlebury Regional EMS took the youth to Porter Hospital.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Vermont State Police with a vehicle-deer collision on Route 116 in Bristol on Oct. 6.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of firearm thefts in the county. Two thefts last week bring the total to three since Sept. 20, each in a separate town.
BRISTOL — Police in Bristol dealt with a variety of incidents in July, as was seen in an activity log recently submitted by Chief Kevin Gibbs. Among the incidents was one in which police returned to a local couple a handgun they had accidently donated to a charity event.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent proceedings in the Addison County Superior Court, criminal division:
Chelsea Barrows, 22, (no address given) pleaded guilty to an Aug. 9 charge of careless or negligent driving, amended from a charge of driving under the influence, and was fined $607.
Shane Branchaud, 31, of Addison pleaded guilty to a July 20 charge of unlawful mischief and was sentenced to 29-30 days in jail, interrupted daily, and was fined $147.
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.
MONTPELIER — The 11-year saga of the proposed Lathrop gravel pit inched toward a resolution this past Wednesday morning when the Vermont Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case.
BRISTOL — Dozens of volunteers came out to help construct the new playground on the Bristol green Oct. 4 and 5, but a delayed shipment prevented the crew from completing the project.
“Each day, 20 to 40 people came and we did as much as we could,” said Jill Kopel, a project organizer and Bristol parent. “We’re very close.”