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June 11th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a theft of money from a hiker who was spending a night in a shelter on the Long Trail in Lincoln.
The victim, a 26-year-old Cartersville, Ga., man, had set up his campsite to rest for the evening at the Battell Shelter on the Long Trail on Monday, June 9. He told police that he left the campsite for a few moments around 6 p.m. and upon his return observed two men rummaging through his pack.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jessica McGrath, 29, of Middlebury for domestic assault, after investigating a report of a woman striking another woman with a wine bottle at a Seminary Street Extension residence on June 4. Police said they took McGrath to Rutland for treatment for intoxication.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a drug overdose patient on June 2.
BRISTOL — In the past week, Bristol police reported on three recent incidents.
• On June 6 police arrested a Bristol man in a road rage-related incident.
Officers arrested Timothy Joseph Clodgo, 48, on suspicion of simple assault and unlawful restraint after, Police Chief Kevin Gibbs reported, he confronted a fellow motorist on Prince Lane, in the Shaw’s and Rite Aid parking lot.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Public Service Board will hold its second and final hearing on the proposed Phase II of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project on Thursday, June 12, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Middlebury Union High School auditorium.
LINCOLN — For two Lincoln thespians, the curtain is about to fall. The pair, teachers at Lincoln Community School whose combined teaching experience spans more than half a century, are retiring at the end of this school year.
Alice Leeds and Donna Wood, the dynamic duo who have shepherded Lincoln youngsters through the brookside school for decades, will say goodbye to their final classes June 16.
The pair for many years organized a series of ambitious theater productions (even Shakespeare!) at the school.
BRISTOL / STARKSBORO — Sometimes when Dave Blair is delivering fuel oil to houses around the Bristol area he sees something that’s not right — a light left on, a door left open, or even evidence of a break-in. Although he usually has more deliveries to make, he said he always calls the office or somewhere to have someone alert the homeowners.
“I’ve been a renter and a homeowner myself, and I’d hope someone would call me if they saw something wrong at my home,” Blair said. “It’s like a neighborhood watch.”
MIDDLEBURY — Marquis Theater owner Bill Shafer hopes to reinvigorate Middlebury’s vintage movie house with a series of improvements that would include expanding food and beverage offerings, revamping two of the three screening areas to create more casual seating, and staging more live entertainment.
“I can’t survive anymore just serving Hollywood,” Shafer said of the theater’s current emphasis on screening major, new-release films.