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September 17th, 2014
When I moved to Addison County 25 years ago, two of my priorities were finding good local fishing and finding a good local fishing-and-outdoor store. The latter of these proved easier. Vermont Field Sports was already a well-established fixture in Middlebury in the fall of 1989. Dick Phillips opened the store in 1982 with 700 square feet of space in the Red School House building on Route 7 South.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team won twice last week to improve to 2-0-1, 1-0-1 in NESCAC play. The Panthers will host league foe Bowdoin on Saturday at noon.
On Sept. 10, Middlebury’s Adam Glaser scored twice and added an assist as Middlebury posted a 4-0 home victory over Norwich, outshooting the Cadets, 22-2.
Middlebury scored 13:43 into play. Glaser set up Luis Echeverria’s first career goal on a give-and-go play that started just outside the Cadet box.
MILTON — Six members of the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club claimed state titles at the Vermont State Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held in Milton this past Saturday and Sunday.
Some familiar names were at the top of the leader board, including Men’s Class A champ Brian Simmons and Women’s Class A champ Debra Brown, who were both undefeated.
MIDDLEBURY — A group of graduates of Middlebury High School and Middlebury Union High School are preparing for a big weekend early next month The MHS-MUHS Alumni Association this week announced its annual Homecoming activities for the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4.
The weekend kicks off with the girls’ soccer team hosting Missisquoi on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.
VERGENNES — After a Sept. 10 traffic stop on West Main Street, Vergennes police collared a fugitive from justice wanted in Puerto Rico.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Sept. 13-15 received multiple reports from victims of car break-ins at local hiking trailheads in Salisbury, Leicester and Ripton, including at the Robert Frost and Falls of Lana trailheads and at Branbury State Park. Multiple wallets, purses and cell phones have been reported taken.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited 21-year-old Ronald E. Blakeslee III of Brandon, for disorderly conduct at McDonald’s Restaurant on Court Street Extension, after he allegedly threatened to shoot employees after they had made mistakes preparing his lunch order this past Saturday afternoon.
Police report that on Sept. 13 at about 2:51 p.m., a customer at McDonald’s called 911 after he overheard another male in the restaurant become upset with employees and threaten to go get a shotgun and return.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police troopers on Wednesday evening said they had located two Monkton boys they described as "runaways." They said 13-year-old Damon Tower and 14-year-old Wayne Larose were both in good health and copperated with police.
VSP said on Tuesday that the two went missing from their Monkton home Monday evening, and they sought the public's help in finding them.