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January 2nd, 2014
VERGENNES — Vergennes police found their caseload reduced during a slow holiday week. Between Dec. 23 and 29, city police:
• On Dec. 26 helped the Addison County Sheriff’s department process a drunk-driving case.
• On Dec. 26 aided Vermont State Police at a Ferrisburgh home with a suicidal man; VSP took him to Porter Hospital for counseling.
• On Dec. 26 took a dog back to a South Maple Street home; a citizen had found the canine wandering loose.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Thomas Husk, 56, of Middlebury for violation of his conditions of release, following a reported disturbance at a North Pleasant Street residence on Dec. 16. A woman told police that Husk had banged on her door, allegedly in an attempt to get into her apartment.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Christmas Eve cited a Brandon man for embezzlement.
Troopers reported that Andrew Grandchamp, 52, of Brandon was working at the Rosen Berger salvage yard in Rutland when he allegedly falsified the weight of scrap metal presented by Robert Withington, 42, of Rutland. Police alleged that in return for this Withington gave Grandchamp a pack of cigarettes.
December 31st, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Town officials in Middlebury on Tuesday announced that they have moved the location of Tuesday night’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
Due to severe icing conditions at the American Legion Field on Creek Road — the traditional site for the fireworks — the fireworks display was moved to the recreation park between Mary Hogan School and the Memorial Sports Center.
MIDDLEBURY — CVAA invites seniors to the New Year’s First Friday Luncheon kickoff on Jan. 3 at the VFW hall on Exchange Street in Middlebury.
Participants will enjoy a meal of roast pork with gravy, baked stuffed potatoes with cheddar cheese and ranch dressing, roasted beets, butternut squash, onions, red potatoes, applesauce, zucchini bread, and chocolate brownies with white chips and ice cream for dessert.
Seniors ages 60 and older are welcome to attend. Suggested donation is $4.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department, in cooperation with other Addison County law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint, as well as saturation patrols, on New Year’s Eve, Chief George Merkel announced on Friday. This initiative is in support of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Holiday Safety campaign.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Public Service Board on Monday gave its conditional approval to, and issued a Certificate of Public Good for, Vermont Gas Systems’ proposed 41-mile natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.
The $86 million project could be delivering natural gas to businesses along Middlebury’s Exchange Street by late next year, followed by service to other areas of Middlebury and Vergennes, as well as pockets of consumers in Monkton, Ferrisburgh, New Haven, Bristol and East Middlebury.