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May 15th, 2015
BRISTOL — Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs on Monday updated the Bristol selectboard on his department’s policies, most notably changes in its Video/Audio/Still Recording Equipment Policy that were triggered by the department’s purchase of body cameras.
Town Administrator Therese Kirby said the previous policy was so outdated that it “used to refer to tapes.” The updated policy spells out how the digital footage and audio captured by the body cameras is stored, how it may be accessed, and who may access the material.
MIDDLEBURY — A professional photographer in Orwell pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to several child-related sex crimes — including the alleged aggravated sexual assault of a family member younger than 13.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Repertory Theater (ART) will hold a gala and masquerade ball at the Vergennes Opera House at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, to mark two decades of minting new actors and theater technicians and to raise money to replenish a scholarship fund honoring one of the program’s beloved founders, Candace Burkle.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard at its Tuesday evening meeting voted 6-0 (with Selectman Brian Carpenter absent) in favor of some amendments to the town’s ordinance for the “daily closing of parks.”
VERGENNES — The City of Vergennes and the Vergennes Police Department on May 7 jointly presented a commendation to a young Panton resident for turning over to police money that he found immediately after a March 27 bank robbery in Vergennes.
Police said Isaac Preston, 8, came across three $20 bills near the Vermont Federal Employees Credit Union branch in the United Technologies Corp. building on Panton Road just after the robbery, showed them to his father, Eric Preston, and then gave them to a Vergennes police officer on the scene.
VERGENNES — Vergennes officials revealed at Tuesday’s city council meeting that if aldermen approve a proposed purchase of a small riverfront parcel from Mayor Bill Benton and his sister the sale price would be $20,000.
City Manager Mel Hawley also said on Wednesday that the appraised price of the 0.4-acre parcel, which is next to the city docks and also fronts on Macdonough Drive, came in at $30,000.
MIDDLEBURY — More than two dozen Addison County nonprofits will be available to explain their programs and forge new collaborations as part of a Human Services Open House to be held in three separate Middlebury venues on Thursday, May 21.