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July 16th, 2014
WEST HAVEN — July 11 action at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway saw three local winners and an East Montpelier teen make history.
Middlebury’s Todd Stone and Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. each won one of the two Bond Auto Parts Modified features, while Addison’s Chuck Bradford claimed his third Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock win of the season. Stone, the defending Modified series champion, extended his 2014 lead, while Bradford did the same in the Mini Stock series as he seeks his first track title.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received multiple reports of car break-ins in the Twin Circles, Woodland Park and North Pleasant Street neighborhoods on July 7. The culprit(s) targeted unlocked vehicle and stole a variety of items, including iPods, loose change, cameras, a GPS unit, a cell phone and a purse, according to police. Anyone with information on the thefts should call Middlebury police at 388-3191. Authorities are reminding people to always lock their vehicles and to not leave any valuables within plain sight.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 11 cited a city man for lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor for an incident that allegedly occurred on June 6.
Cited was Darrell Tucker, 57. Police said they received a complaint on July 9 that allegedly involved a boy, 14, and that they cited Tucker after an investigation.
Between July 7 and July 13, Vergennes police also:
WINOOSKI — The Mount Abraham-Middlebury 9-and-10-year-old Little League Softball All-Star team last week won the District 1 championship at Winooski High School to earn a berth in this weekend’s Vermont tournament in Swanton.
The Mt. Abe-Middlebury squad avenged its only loss in the District I tournament by edging South Burlington, 7-6, on July 11. Mt. Abe-Middlebury held off a rally by the defending champion Rebels in the top of the 6th inning — SB scored once, but could not push the tying run across.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Panthers defeated visiting Burlington Country Club in and out of the pool on Tuesday to pick up their second Champlain Valley Swim League win of the season.
According to a Middlebury official, BCC failed to provide the required number of officials for the meet, and the result was declared a forfeit before the teams hit the water. However, the Panthers then made the point moot by outpointing their visitors, 212-180.
From Clint Dempsey’s goal 30 seconds into the U.S. men’s national team’s first game to unlikely German hero Mario Gotze’s extra-time game-winner vs. Argentina in the final, the World Cup provided a lot of entertainment, except to fans of the defenseless Brazilian home side.
Here’s just a short list of indelible memories:
BRISTOL — At the barn at Baldwin Creek, the curtain will soon fall on a summer tradition for the final time. For 18 summers, Shakespeare in the Barn at Mary’s has staged plays in the makeshift theater, but this year will be the last.
It’s not dwindling attendance or financial woes that are the cause — in fact, organizers expect a full house for every performance this year. Rather, the folks who put on the plays said it was just time to call it quits.
BRISTOL — Bristol police recently issued a log recounting the large number of incidents with which they dealt during the month of May — some of great importance, others were routine police work.
The Independent has already published the first part of that log. Also during the that month, Bristol police: