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September 16th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — On the morning of Sept. 1 Vermont State Police looked into a theft complaint at Kampersville in Salisbury. State police met with one of the campground owners, who told the troopers that a woman whose family had stayed on the grounds for 11 days had paid for her stay with bad checks.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited James G. Wisnowski, 57, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, third offense, on Sept. 7 after stopping him on Court Street on a report of a person driving erratically.
Police said they measured Wisnowski’s blood-alcohol content at 0.374 percent, which is more than four times the state’s legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
University of Vermont agronomy specialist Jeff Carter, who works out of the Middlebury office, recently gave adequate warning to Addison County farmers that change was coming in light of a recent agreement between the state agriculture department and the Conservation Law Foundation. In that settlement the state agreed to mandate farms whose land drain into Lake Champlain implement best management practices on their land. It’s a substantial change from previous measures and it comes with significant consequences for those who don’t comply.
ADDISON COUNTY — Act 166, a law passed by the Legislature in 2014, mandates that Vermont school districts provide 10 hours/week for 35 weeks (school-year) of pre-kindergarten to 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children (not in kindergarten) at no cost to families.
VERMONT — After weeks of discreet coordination around who would replace her as Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, Sue Minter resigned from the agency Thursday morning before announcing her intentions to run for governor in 2016 in an email sent out minutes later.
ADDISON — The annual Dead Creek Wildlife Day in Addison is set this year for Saturday, Oct. 3.
Activities at Dead Creek Wildlife Day are designed especially for people who enjoy hunting, fishing, bird watching or learning about Vermont’s diverse wildlife. The event will be held at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Route 17 west of Route 22A.
VERGENNES — With a meeting looming of cities and towns dealing with overflowing municipal sewer systems, last week Vergennes officials once again discussed their city system’s persistent habit of dumping wastewater into Otter Creek — and the expensive state order to fix the problem that is almost certainly on the way.