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April 15th, 2015
VERGENNES — After a recent West Main Street traffic stop, Vergennes police ended up arresting one New York resident and citing another on drug charges.
City police said that on Saturday they stopped a car on West Main Street for allegedly traveling 44 mph in a 30 mph zone, and smelled the odor of marijuana when they approached the vehicle. The driver and passenger declined a request to search the car, but police obtained a warrant and said they found 15.5 grams of Ecstasy, 22.5 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating a report that a computer had been stolen from an unlocked vehicle in The Centre parking lot off Court Street Extension on April 12.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a patient who had overdosed on medication at a home on Route 7 North on April 6.
• Investigated a report of some youths smoking at the Mary Hogan Elementary playground on April 6.
WEYBRIDGE — A Middlebury man bicycing with his wife in Weybridge Tuesday evening was struck and killed by a Whiting man who police say was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police late Wednesday morning identified the bicyclist who was killed as 55-year-old Kelly Boe.
BRISTOL — Voters in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union rejected two of the three school budgets up for consideration Tuesday.
Residents rejected spending plans for Mount Abraham Union High School by a tally of 755 to 485, and Bristol Elementary School, 224 to 166.
Monkton voters approved the budget for Monkton Central School by a narrow margin, 158 to 132.
MIDDLEBURY — Local officials here have begun preliminary talks with Middlebury College about permanently conserving the 108-acre Sabourin property, a tract of agricultural and wooded land located along Route 7 South across from Denecker Chevrolet and adjacent to the Battell Woods. The Sabourin land hosts a portion of the Trail Around Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Foote Street, Creek Road and Painter Road will be hotbeds of construction activity this spring and summer as work crews perform a variety of paving, water main and sidewalk projects.
Dan Werner, Middlebury’s director of operations, took some time on Thursday to identify where residents and motorists might find some temporary, construction-related inconveniences during the coming months.
MIDDLEBURY — A Monkton man on April 8 pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of interfering with access to emergency services, after he allegedly brandished a firearm while making threats during a domestic dispute at a Mountain Road home on April 7.
MONKTON — The family of a Monkton teen severely injured in a car accident last week is grateful for the outpouring of community support they have received.
Julia Rickner, 18, was one of three University of Vermont students in a car that veered off of Interstate 89 in Colchester on April 4. The driver, 19-year-old Jacob Dahreddin of Bethesda, Md., was critically injured and the other passenger, 18-year-old Christina Menke of Essex, was killed.