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April 28th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — If your upcoming travel plans do not include a visit to the infield at Churchill Downs in Louisville for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, then plan to come to Cornwall on Saturday afternoon, May 7, for the annual “Kentucky Derby Day Benefit” sponsored by the Porter Medical Center Auxiliary. The event is open to the general public and all are encouraged to participate in this unique and enjoyable benefit hosted by Sue and Bruce Byers in Cornwall.
“Are you bringing your board?”
It was January and I was in California, packing up my car to drive back to Middlebury College in Vermont when I read that text from my friend and fellow wild man Christian Johansen.
What? Was I bringing my surfboard to Vermont, a landlocked state, in the middle of winter? Was he out of his mind?
ADDISON COUNTY — On May 21 at around 9 p.m. Vermont State Police received a call from a person reporting a possible assault that took place earlier in the evening in Hancock.
After interviewing people close to the incident and examining the physical evidence, Sgt. Rich Slusser determined that it was probable that an assault did in fact occur.
He arrested 53-year-old Timothy Needham of Hancock without incident and cited him for domestic assault committed in the presence of a child.
In other recent activity, state police:
BRISTOL — During March, Bristol police officers took part in training seven times, according to a recently released log for that month. That included training in responding to persons in mental health crisis at the Vermont State Police barracks and medical training with the Bristol Rescue Squad.
Officer Josh Otey attended the National Interdiction Conference training seminar in Reno, Nev., and received the Master Interdictor Certification from the National Criminal Enforcement Association.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a vehicle striking a woman on Halladay Road on April 21. Police arriving to the scene interviewed someone they described as “an extremely intoxicated woman” who said she wasn’t sure if she had been struck, or merely brushed, by the vehicle.
Police said the woman, who could provide no description of the vehicle, bore no signs of physical injuries. Middlebury Regional EMS officials took the woman to Porter Hospital for evaluation, according to police.
VERGENNES — In a mostly routine week between April 18 and 24, among other incidents Vergennes police calmed a couple of arguments, handled car accidents, and issued civil tickets for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On April 18 went to a Second Street home because of a report of a fight and discovered a woman and two men arguing loudly; police calmed them down, and one of the men left.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team on Monday shook off cobwebs from spring break, a 17-day layoff from their last game, and a rally by visiting Burr & Burton to improve to 3-0 with a 13-8 victory.
The Tigers bolted to a 5-1 lead in the first 12 minutes, but early in the second half the Bulldogs cut the lead to 7-6 and had a free-position shot lined up.