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March 1st, 2012
NEW HAVEN — When sculptor Dennis Sparling started work on his nine-foot-tall sculpture of Leonardo da Vinci, he didn’t expect that one day he’d have to load the 600-pound behemoth onto a trailer and cart it around on a world tour. But, starting next month, Sparling and “Leo” will hit the road for the first leg of their journey.
For the New Haven artist, creating Leonardo has been more than a technical feat — though it did present challenges. Fabricating the sculpture was almost a manifesto.
VERGENNES — According to several sources, a Northlands Job Corps dormitory has been the scene of regular beatings given to new students by other students over at least the past six months, while at least some Northlands staff and supervisors are aware of and apparently have failed to take steps to halt the violence.
MIDDLEBURY — New scrutiny of Middlebury’s financial records reveals that the town does not possess a $1.5 million surplus as previously announced by local officials in late January.
MIDDLEBURY — Owners of the Edgewater Gallery at 1 Mill St., the former home of the Vermont State Craft Center, want to buy a small sliver of land from the adjacent town-owned Jessica Swift Park in order to expand their enterprise to include a new restaurant and two condominiums.
Cornwall resident George Dorsey of Edgewood Property Holdings, LLC purchased 1 Mill St. from the Frog Hollow Craft Association back on Oct. 1, 2009. Dorsey has substantially upgraded the building, which continues to house an art gallery.
Town Meeting Day 2012 is right around the corner. Brush up on what's on tap for each Addison County town (and Brandon) in our town meeting previews.
Next Tuesday, March 6 is Town Meeting Day. Don’t take it lightly.
In today’s Addison Independent, the news team has reviewed the major — and minor — issues to be discussed at town meeting of each of the 23 towns in the county, plus Brandon. The previews start on Page 12A and continue through Page 20A. We wouldn’t devote eight pages of news to the reviews, if we didn’t think the issues were important and wanted to provide citizens with a shorthand guide to each town.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated two suspected phone scams on Feb. 22. Police said a local woman reported receiving a call from a man alleging to be her grandson, who said he had been picked up for drunk driving and needed money. When the woman told the caller she did not sound like her grandson, he ended the call.
In the other case, a local man received a call from someone who alleged the man’s grandson had been involved in a car accident. When the man said he had no grandson, the caller hung up the phone.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Feb. 20 cited two men involved in the same incident for driving with suspended licenses, criminal offenses, citing one of the men twice.
The incident began when police checked a suspicious car at Champlain Farms on Main Street and discovered its license plates were assigned to a different vehicle. They then cited the operator, George Hallock Jr., 28, of Waltham, for a criminal DLS (driving with license suspended), as well as ticketed him for driving an unregistered and uninsured car with unassigned plates.