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May 6th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — An Orwell man was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a one-vehicle ATV accident that Vermont State Police said occurred in his driveway off Route 73 late on May 2. As of Tuesday afternoon, a Dartmouth-Hitchcock spokesperson said Ronald Parent, 59, was still listed in critical condition.
Parent was first taken to Porter Hospital before being moved to Dartmouth-Hitchcock; VSP said in a press release he had suffered head trauma.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on April 27 received a report about an alleged sexual assault in the Court Street Extension area. The matter remains under investigation, police said.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Conducted welfare checks, with the assistance of the Bristol Police Department, on two area juveniles after a Facebook photo involving firearms was sent to a stranger in Vergennes on April 27. Police said both individuals were OK and it was determined to have been a hoax.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police continued to enforce trucking laws last week, stopping and citing two tractor-trailer unit drivers on April 30.
First, city police stopped a truck near the Kennedy Brothers building for speeding and ended up ticketing the driver for two violations of trucking law: driving for more than 11 hours and failing to keep proper driving logs.
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.
BRISTOL — More than 200 Starksboro residents packed the auditorium at Mount Abraham Union High School on Saturday morning for a special meeting to reconsider the budget Robinson Elementary School voters approved in February.
After more than an hour of debate, those residents approved a spending plan that was larger than the figure originally warned for the Feb. 28 annual meeting, but less than the figure that had been approved at that February meeting.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury town officials are taking steps to close public land off Mill Street to overnight camping, in reaction to recent reports of people living along a popular trail bordering the Otter Creek.
At issue is a patch of town-owned land informally dubbed the “Happy Trail” that hugs the creek in the Frog Hollow neighborhood. Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley said people walking the trail have noticed folks camping out for apparently lengthy stays.
MIDDLEBURY — Jamie Gaucher, director of the Middlebury Office of Business Development & Innovation, last week updated the Middlebury selectboard on economic development efforts in the shire town.
He reported, among other things, that a financing group based in North Carolina has asked for a financial estimate for a new Vermont Livestock headquarters in Middlebury’s industrial park.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard recently appointed citizens to a variety of town boards and commissions.
In the case of most boards and commissions, the number of applicants equaled the number of available positions. But there were five applicants for three available seats on the Middlebury Development Review Board, and the outcome of the selectboard’s vote at its April 28 meeting raised a few eyebrows.