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June 18th, 2014
VERMONT — A senior St. Johnsbury Academy track star, a junior Williamstown High School basketball standout, and a junior Castleton State College women’s basketball player were chosen as the Vermont Sports Media Association Athletes of the Month for February.
BRISTOL — Champion pitcher Brian Simmons showed his dominance on the horseshoe courts in Bristol on Sunday by winning the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club’s Father’s Day Open with a commanding 8-0 record for the day.
Nearly three-quarters of Simmons’ pitches were ringers in the Class A group competition. Second-place Dayton Campbell of Ohio posted an impressive 60 percent ringers but posted only five wins.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Stacey Williams, 34, of Middlebury for disorderly conduct, threatening to do bodily harm to another, and impeding traffic, following an alleged incident on Seymour Street on June 10. The complainant alleged that she threatened the victim in front of 10 children.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Were informed of the theft of a flat screen television from a North Pleasant Street residence on June 9.
BRISTOL — A mid-afternoon tractor-trailer crash has snarled traffic in Bristol.
Just after 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, a tractor-trailer headed west on East Street (Route 116 west of the village) crossed the center line, crashed through the guard rail and rolled over, Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said. No one was injured and no other vehicles were damaged in the accident.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury will close a portion of Route 125 (College Street) near Middlebury College next Tuesday and Wednesday. The stretch between Chateau Road and Hillcrest Road will be closed and completely impassable to vehicles from 6 a.m. on June 17 to 7 p.m. on June 18, in order to allow Middlebury College to replace a steam pipe crossing under the road.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources bus drivers on June 11 voted 9-8 against unionizing through Teamsters Local 597.
Nadine Barnicle, community relations manager for ACTR, said the organization is committed to working with the drivers to resolve any issues that prompted them to take a union vote.
“We’re really confident we can all work together,” Barnicle said.
Teamsters Local 597 spokesman Tony St. Hilaire did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont Gas Systems has asked the Vermont Public Service Board to waive one of the conditions of the Certificate of Public Good for Phase I of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas project.
The waiver would permit Vermont Gas to begin construction on Phase I of the pipeline without securing all the necessary state and federal permits, which the December 2013 Certificate of Public Good mandates.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local dairy farmers are riding a wave of high wholesale prices that some say will finally pull them out from the dairy crash of 2009.
“The prices we’re receiving now are much stronger,” said Bob Foster of Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury.
Foster said much of the surge is due to high overseas demand.