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February 26th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a break-in at a North Pleasant Street residence on Feb. 17. Police said the culprit(s) had broken the front door and someone had walked on the victim’s kitchen counter. Nothing was apparently stolen, but the matter remains under investigation, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are still trying to identify the driver of a vehicle that fled from them on a snowy Friday night, but that they later tracked down in Middlebury.
At about 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, Vergennes police pulled over a car that failed to stop at the downtown traffic light. When police got out of the cruiser to speak to the driver, the car took off southbound on Green Street toward Route 17.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/26 #1 MUHS Girls vs. #8 U-32 ........... 10-1
2/26 #1 MUHS Boys vs. #9 U-32 ............. 4-2
Boys’ Basketball Playoffs
MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday evening voted 306-118, by paper ballot, to allow the UD-3 board to negotiate a lease with the town of Middlebury for a Creek Road parcel that would host an 11,500-square-foot recreation facility.
BRISTOL — Police arrested a Starksboro woman on Feb. 23 and cited her for larceny in connection with a theft that occurred a week earlier.
Police allege Chastity A. Pecor, 29, stole a wallet from a vehicle parked at the First Baptist Church in Bristol on Feb. 16. Police said that after taking the wallet, Pecor took $72 in cash from it, and then left the wallet next to the front door of the police station.
Pecor is due to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on April 7.
VERGENNES — Vergennes voters on March 4 will choose from a field of five experienced candidates for three two-year terms on the city council.
LINCOLN — Two incumbents and one former board member are vying for two seats on the Lincoln selectboard. Paul Forlenza, Elwin Isham and Will Sipsey will face off in one of only two contested races on the Town Meeting ballot.
Forlenza is a consultant who specializes in healthcare reform policy and health information technology. He has lived in Lincoln since 1999, and has owned land in town for 35 years.
Forlenza was first elected to the selectboard last year when the body expanded from three to five members.