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November 15th, 2012
VERGENNES — Vergennes police continue to get citizen cooperation in their efforts to fight drug crime in the city, as they received seven tips about illegal narcotic activity between Nov. 5 and 11.
Three of the tips came on one day, Nov. 8. Citizens came forward with other information twice on Nov. 6, and one time each on Nov. 7 and Nov. 10.
In incidents between Nov. 5 and 11, Vergennes police:
• On Nov. 5 dealt with loose cows near West Main Street; police put the word out in the farm community, and the cows were collared.
STARKSBORO — For the second time, 13-year-old Connor Norland has chosen to celebrate President Barack Obama’s election by shaving his head.
In 2008 the Starksboro youth shaved his entire head and donated his hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
FERRIBURGH — Vermont State Police cited Todd Clapper, 39, of Ferrisburgh, for sexual assault, for an alleged incident involving a juvenile girl in Ferrisburgh on Burroughs Farm Road on Nov. 9.
It was on that date that state police and officials with the Vermont Department of Children and Families were called to Porter Hospital to investigate a report of a girl who had been sexually assaulted.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas Systems next month will ask the state utility regulator, the Public Service Board, to review plans for its proposed pipeline expansion into Middlebury and Vergennes. In the meantime it will begin contacting the owners of around 200 parcels through which the new conduit would travel.
WHITING/BRANDON — In the wake of two fatal human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), Vermont Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD, and experts from the Health Department and the Agency of Agriculture will discuss EEE and mosquito control at three informational meetings beginning later this week.
The meetings will be:
• Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the Whiting Town Hall.
• Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m., at Otter Valley High School, Brandon.
• Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m., at the Sudbury Town Hall.
CORNWALL — State and local conservation groups are finalizing a deal to acquire and permanently protect a scenic and strategically important, 98-acre parcel of land off Route 125 in Cornwall.
VERGENNES — A happy accident in a Vergennes Union High School hallway led to a gathering in the school library that on Nov. 2 united and honored dozens of current and former long-term VUHS staff members.
All, from food service workers to foreign language teachers, had worked at VUHS for at least 15 years, under the terms set out on the Ray E. Davison Tribute plaque — which school librarian and media specialist Chris Brady recently found by chance.
VERGENNES — Beach Conger, MD — author of “Bag Balm and Duct Tape,” “It’s Not My Fault,” and “It’s Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Country Doctor”(2011) — will speak at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. as part of the library’s Third Thursday series.