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September 3rd, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police in the past week took into custody a number of local people who had warrants out for their arrest.
In the first case, troopers responded to a reported disturbance at a Burpee Road home in Bristol on Aug. 27 at 1:36 p.m. Upon their arrival, officers were told the parties involved had left the residence on foot. State police used a VSP canine to track the individuals and located them behind the residence.
They identified the parties as 22-year-old Devan Corliss and 20-year-old Marissa Tallman, both of Brandon.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with three incidents involving stolen or apparently stolen bicycles between Aug. 24 and Aug. 30.
On Aug. 28, police received a call from a High Street resident that bikes were being hidden in nearby woods by youths who then walked off toward Northlands Job Corps. Police found two bikes in the woods, one an aqua-colored Catalina that had been reported stolen from North Maple Street, and the other a black Trek model. Police said that incident remains under investigation.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Aug. 27 continued their investigation into an alleged incident of some juveniles possessing drugs and a knife at the Ilsley Library on Main Street.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report of a man acting suspiciously at the Middlebury Short Stop gas station on Aug. 24.
MIDDLEBURY — On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the town of Middlebury’s Water Department will be repairing a water leak on a 12-inch main on the west side of Court Street at Mary Hogan Drive. This water leak is under or near the sidewalk at the crosswalk.
Work will begin mid-morning on Tuesday, with traffic control present. The southbound lane of Court Street will be shifted toward the center, using the left turn lane for through traffic. The northbound lane will be unaffected.
ADDISON COUNTY — As property tax bills arrive in the mailboxes of residents in the five towns of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU), homeowners in Monkton and New Haven will see the overall tax rates fall compared to last year, while those in Lincoln, Starksboro and Bristol will see their overall tax rates rise.
Municipal tax rates increased in Bristol and Lincoln, and decreased in Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro. Education taxes increased in all towns except Bristol, where they decreased slightly.
CORNWALL — Cornwall residents on Thursday will get a chance to weigh in on a proposed bylaw that could give the community some control over future solar arrays pitched in town.
The Vermont Public Service Board has permitting authority over renewable energy proposals in the state. While town officials and neighbors can provide feedback to the PSB on specific solar, wind and hydro projects, such proposals do not have to undergo local permitting review.
ST. ALBANS — More than 200 people packed the Bliss Auditorium in St. Albans last Wednesday night, many of them holding signs expressing their anger over the growing blue-green algae problem in Lake Champlain, to listen to a presentation on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to clean it up.
One of the attendees brought a startling visual: A bright green jar of blue-green algae, which sat at the head table of speakers during the meeting called to lay out the EPA’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) target to the public.