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February 28th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Eric Manning, 40, of Ripton for possession of marijuana, following a traffic stop on Route 7 South on Feb. 20.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted in the search of an 8-year-old child who had walked away from a babysitter in the Seymour Street neighborhood on Feb. 19. Police said the child was found and returned home.
• Responded to the reported theft of a bracelet from a College Street residence on Feb. 19.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating 14 incidents of car thefts or break-ins throughout the city between Feb. 18 and 21, and are asking anybody who might have seen anything suspicious to call them at 877-2201.
Police are especially curious about two teens, one male and one female, who were seen during one Feb. 18 incident. That evening at about 10:30 p.m. a resident found a girl smoking a cigarette in his truck, after which she and a male companion fled the scene on foot. The resident then discovered, according to police, his truck had been ransacked.
BURLINGTON —Michael Wood, 45, and Steven Arnold, 20, both of Hancock, pled not guilty in United States District Court on Tuesday to an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine. United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy ordered Wood detained pending trial and scheduled a detention hearing on Feb. 28 for Arnold.
Area schools were well-represented at last weekend's wrestling state championship, held at Vergennes Union High School.
Check out Andy Kirkaldy's story, or flip through the slideshow for more great pictures that we couldn't fit in Monday's print edition!
VERGENNES — Vergennes residents on March 5 will decide whether to support the city council’s $1.85 million bond proposal to pay for a new, 5,940-square-foot police station on North Main Street.
The price tag includes $1.15 million for the building, about $200,000 for site development costs, roughly $80,000 in design fees, a $50,000 contingency, $59,000 for a generator and furniture, and a number of other smaller expenses.
BRISTOL — A new dental center serving people of all income levels is expected to open this fall in Bristol’s revitalized industrial park, thanks to a recently announced $300,000 federal grant that will provide key funding for the longstanding effort.
Moreover, the opening of the Addison County Dental Center (ACDC) is expected to complement a concurrent effort to establish a Federally Qualified Health Center, or FQHC, at the town’s industrial park, which is gaining new momentum as BristolWorks.
MONKTON — Last August was the first time Beverly Latreille, 82, of Rotax Road in Monkton heard of it. The man who came to her door was working for an engineering firm that had been hired by Vermont Gas Systems, the South Burlington natural gas company now planning to build a 42-mile, $72 million pipeline extension through Addison County to Ticonderoga, N.Y.
ADDISON COUNTY — When they announced the winner in the best Animated Short Film category at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night there was a particularly loud shout of joy at a home in West Addison.
It was the home of Helen and Ed Kahrs, where family and friends cheered for the Kahrs’ son, John, who won the Oscar for his film “Paperman.”
“It was pretty surreal,” said Lee Kahrs, a Salisbury resident and older sister of John Kahrs.