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August 9th, 2012
BRISTOL — To meet the high demand for computer use in Bristol and surrounding towns, Mount Abraham Union High School is opening its computer labs to the public. The school is able to hire a coordinator for that lab thanks to a $4,000 grant from the e-Vermont Project — the final installment for the program.
Beginning Aug. 15, the school will initiate a trial period, making computers available to the public from 3:30-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated, with Department of Fish & Wildlife officials, a report of a skunk acting strangely in the Jayne Court neighborhood on Aug. 5. State officials determined the skunk, which they euthanized, was either injured or rabid. Police said no one in the neighborhood reported being scratched or bitten by the animal.
In other recent action, Middlebury police:
• Were informed that a pad had been stolen off a crane parked off MacIntyre Lane on July 30.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department canine twice recently alerted on the presence of drugs in vehicles, and citations were issued as a result, Vergennes police said.
On July 30 in Vergennes police saw a car being fueled at a city gas station by a man they said they knew had a suspended license. Police said the operator and a passenger seemed impaired, and they obtained permission to search the car after the dog alerted on it.
MIDDLEBURY — A Sunday soccer tournament created by a Middlebury teen raised $1,499.50 for Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus in Africa.
Organizer Kelsey Smith, 14, herself an active and accomplished player in the sport, said the first of what she hopes will become an annual “Midd For Kids” event was a success, especially with the late addition of adult teams to the Fucile Field event pushing the tally higher.
As usual, the Olympics have hooked me. No, I haven’t watched the London Games 24/7. The need to stain our deck, get our new desktop computer up to speed and other household chores have gotten in the way. Oh, and they actually expect me to show up for work, too. The nerve.
Still, my family and I have watched a fair amount, some live on our desktop, some painfully parceled out by NBC in primetime, and some recorded on our DVR. The DVR is great because it allows us to skip through video of gymnasts and swimmers when they were kids, not to mention Super Pac ads.
MIDDLEBURY — New venues continue to join the Middlebury Arts Walk as the season continues. Galerie Provenance, a new art gallery located at 1 Frog Hollow Alley (previously occupied by BeJewelled), is the newest addition to the monthly event. Galerie Provenance opened mid-July and specializes in American and French art, antiques and accoutrements.
BRISTOL — Just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the Bristol and Vergennes police departments assisted the Vermont State Police with a heroin bust on Mountain Street.
A woman was taken into custody after authorities executed a search warrant and allegedly found heroin on her person, in her car and in her home. VSP did not provide details of the incident or identify the woman.
BRISTOL — Police are urging local businesses and vendors at Addison County Fair and Field Days to be on the lookout for counterfeit $5 and $10 bills this week.
An anonymous tip led Bristol police and the U.S. Secret Service agents on Tuesday to arrest Mildred Martin, 29, of Bristol for possession of a regulated drug.