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March 30th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Greg’s Meat Market was open for business Monday, March 30 — albeit with a small staff working among store aisles with severely depleted shelves.
The Independent tried to reach current Greg’s co-owner, Bart Litvin, by phone this morning. Litvin’s voice mail would not accept new messages. An auto reply from Litvin’s email last week said he would be out until March 26.
FERRISBURGH — Vergennes police on Friday morning arrested seven people — four adult men and three minor girls — in connection with a series of break-ins at camps in Ferrisburgh.
The adults arrested are: 19-year-old Seamus C. Doolan of Essex Junction; Brian J. MacKenzie, 18, of South Burlington; Nathan P. Morrill, 20, of Burlington and Matthew J. Shepardson, 21, of Hinesburg. Police issued juvenile citations to the girls and released them into the custody of their parents.
On a recent Thursday, with a foot of snow on the ground and the outside temperature hovering around 15 degrees, spring seemed a long way off indeed.
So it was pure delight to step into a warm, sunny greenhouse filled with growing things: trays of green mesclun ready to harvest; a prolific red nasturtium casually draped around a window and an enormous pink New Guinea impatiens.
VERGENNES — A 24-year-old Vergennes man, who Vermont State Police last year implicated in a series of home burglaries across three counties, was sentenced last week to 38 months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. Kyle Tetreault was also sentenced to three years of supervised release following his release from prison.
MIDDLEBURY — Local educator Marcia Wells, author of the 2015 Edgar nominee “Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile,” will celebrate the release of the second book in the Eddie Red series, “Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery in Mayan Mexico,” at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury on Saturday, April 4, from 5-6 p.m.
VERGENNES — The latest Northlands Job Corps center director is a high-ranking, 18-year U.S. Coast Guard veteran who crossed the country seven times during his service years before making another trip across the continent from Oregon to take over the Vergennes job training center.
VERGENNES — With a new center director on board, and updated agreement with Vergennes police signed and an active Community Relations Council, the company that took over Northlands Job Corps in December 2013 believes the pieces are in place for the federal job training center in Vergennes to begin making substantial progress.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday arrested an Addison man who they say robbed two Vergennes financial institutions — the first on Friday, March 13, and the second just this past Friday.
Police arrested Ricky D. Putnam, 44, and cited him for two counts of robbery — of the Peoples United Bank at the corner of Main and Maple streets on the 13th and of the Vermont Federal Credit Union at 100 Panton Road on the UTC Aerospace facility on the 27th.