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July 19th, 2012
The Vermont Air National Guard facility at the Burlington International Airport is one of six locations being considered by Air Force officials in Washington as bases for the new F-35 fighter jet, which is planned to become operational in 2015. Burlington and Hill Air Force Base in Utah are the Pentagon’s two preferred locations for the F-35.
MIDDLEBURY — Bristol-based artist Stephanie Larsen literally dreamed up a fundraiser to benefit local domestic violence awareness programs.
Larsen, a domestic abuse survivor herself, was asleep when she imagined how to generate some cash for the Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (ACCADSV). In her reverie, she saw a group of wonderfully painted lamps and shades illuminating a banner that stated, “Shine a light on domestic violence.”
VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded to a report of suspicious activity on West Main Street on July 14. When arriving on the scene, police officers observed a woman crossing the road on 22A by the cemetery. The woman appeared to be intoxicated.
When officers spoke with the woman, she was delusional. She was taken into custody and later admitted into Chittenden Correctional Facility in South Burlington to be evaluated.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday, July 17, unanimously approved new rules for use of the city green for religious displays and special events, a policy that sets a specific application process and timeline for placement of such features as the longstanding Christian nativity scene.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Eric W. Turco, 21, of Rutland, on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Windham County for impersonating a public officer.
Police made the arrest after receiving a report of two men and a woman entering an office suite at the Marble Works alleging they were bail bondsmen. Police said one of the men allegedly tried to show a photo from his cell phone.
Police said they positively identified Turco by his fingerprints and, after arresting him, took him to the Marble Valley Correctional Center.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) will start the 2012-2013 academic year with 25 new faces, including a substantially revamped central office that will soon be led by a new superintendent.
New central office hires include Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Development Carol Fenimore; Business Manager Laura Nassau; Linda Darrow, coordinator of early childhood services; Jason LaMora, director of technology; and Susan English, associate director of student services.
ADDISON — Snake Mountain was host to many unfamiliar visitors on Monday afternoon. Two dozen foreign and American students hiked up the mountain’s slope, many students of whom had a mere 48 hours earlier been on the other side of the Pacific Ocean en-route to a three-week study-trip to Vermont.
These 25 high school students traveled thousands of miles to participate in the nonprofit, educational program Green Across the Pacific.
CORNWALL — Miles off the main road in Cornwall one morning in early July, a crowd of dairy farmers from around the country examined the Brown Swiss cows at Butterwick Farm.
All were attendees at the Brown Swiss Association National Convention, held at Shelburne Farms from July 4 to 7. John and Lisa Roberts, owners of Butterwick Farm, welcomed the visitors to their farm to get a taste of dairy farming in the Green Mountain State.