It finally stopped raining today so I got on my bike to pick up my vegetables at Elmer Farm. Since I live in what is possibly the shadiest spot in Addison County (and I mean shady as in lack of sunshine, not in the illicit activity sense of the word) it’s difficult to grow a garden here.
VERGENNES — Last Friday, July 26, Vergennes police received a warning to be on the lookout for a vehicle being driven erratically. Police stopped the car on Main Street and cited the driver, 22-year-old Tristan Bartsch of New Haven, for driving under the influence, first offense.
According the Vergennes police, Bartsch’s blood alcohol content was 0.188; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
After processing him, they turned him over to a family member.
In other activity last week, Vergennes police:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police continued their investigation into a robbery at the Marble Works Pharmacy on Maple Street that took place shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24.
As reported last week on addisonindependent.com, a young white male whose face was largely concealed by a hoodie, cap and sunglasses made off with an unspecified amount of prescription drugs after displaying a handgun to pharmacy officials. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
There were so many questions. She had limited English and the forms before her were very confusing. “I talk slow because I translate in my head.” She needed help. Not a lot of help, but someone to help her navigate through the system so that she could access the benefits needed to stabilize her life.
ADDISON COUNTY — An unusually wet, hot and humid summer has been miserable for humans but a veritable utopia for mosquitoes, which have been multiplying in vast numbers in many areas of Addison County.
“This is going to be one of the worst (mosquito) years we’ve had in a while,” state Entomologist Alan Graham said on Thursday.
“They have been very abundant, because of the rain.”
ADDISON COUNTY — Local human services advocates last week hailed a decision by state officials to substantially temper a series of temporary rules that would have barred a large segment of the state’s homeless population from accessing emergency stays in motel rooms.
BRISTOL — Anne Myrick’s sprawling property off of Route 17 west of Bristol village is covered with intricate gardens, wide fields and a pond.
In recent years, her son Tony Myrick has added to the view. Myrick, 39, has been farming on a few acres near his childhood home and selling what he produces at the Bristol Farmers’ Market for four years. Yore Fare Farm, as he titled the enterprise, is turning a profit this year for the first time.
MIDDLEBURY — While everyone can appreciate the improvements being made near Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury this summer, the construction site and the adjacent Marble Works lawn has had its share of mud and mess like any other construction site during this wildly wet summer.
Still, every Saturday and Wednesday the Middlebury Farmers Market has been open for business, with both vendors and customers alike putting aside any aversions they may have to mud for the sake of good food and company.