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September 11th, 2014
VERGENNES — On Sept. 4 Vergennes police helped a First Street resident suffering an apparent drug overdose, and while at the residence arrested and lodged another woman on an outstanding warrant.
The Vergennes Area Rescue Squad took the stricken resident to Porter Hospital, and police said she was OK and was later released.
MIDDLEBURY — Three of the biggest institutions in Middlebury will begin to receive natural gas service before the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline is finished, Vermont Gas Systems announced on Wednesday.
Vermont Gas and NG Advantage LLC have begun construction of a so-called “gas island” consisting of a natural gas off-loading station and a small pipeline network that will distribute the gas to the Agri-Mark/Cabot cheese plant and the Vermont Hard Cider operations (both off Exchange Street) and Middlebury College.
CORNWALL — Vermont State Police have identified speeding as a factor in a tractor-trailer rollover that temporarily closed traffic on Route 125 in Cornwall on Tuesday morning.
FERRISBURGH — Vermont State Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the people in some store surveillance photos who are suspects in the theft of a credit card from a Ferrisburgh home.
On the evening of Aug. 31, state police received a report of a burglary at a home on Little Chicago Road in Ferrisburgh. The resident’s purse was stolen, which held photo identification, and debit and credit cards.
VERGENNES — A Vergennes Union High School Spanish teacher has been chosen to represent Vermont in the running for a prestigious regional award that would bring with it a $100,000 award for her school. To win the award she must receive the most votes in an online poll that is open to all members of the public.
MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to reexamine the merits of Phase I of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project.
The board will evaluate whether Vermont Gas Systems violated board rules by failing to notify regulators of a 40 percent cost increase for the project in a timely fashion, and could reopen proceedings for the Certificate of Public Good it issued the project last December.
MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board on Aug. 26 lifted a stay on soil-disturbing activity in certain areas of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project, a 49-mile pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.
The board ordered the stay July 25 after state officials became concerned that Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) utility poles near the pipeline route contained a dangerous chemical that could have leaked into water sources.
VERMONT — Law enforcement agencies and interest groups like AARP Vermont are reminding drivers to get ready for a new law that will restrict use of cell phones and other handheld devices in vehicles traveling on Vermont roads. The new law will go into force Oct. 1.