March 29th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited a juvenile for possession of marijuana at Middlebury Union Middle School on March 23. Police said a group of three students had allegedly smoked pot, consumed beer and smoked cigarettes prior to coming into school that day.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Took a drunken person with “medical issues” to Porter Hospital for evaluation on March 19.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on March 24 cited a 22-year-old Northlands Job Corps student for providing alcohol to minors. The citation followed an incident in which police also gave court diversion paperwork to five Northlands students for alleged underage drinking.
Cited for the providing charge was Elliot Glacum of Bath, N.Y. Police said the incident started with a report at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday that a male was lying on the ground near Otter Creek. When police arrived they said the person in question, a 20-year-old Northlands student, was also vomiting.
BRISTOL — Bristol police cited Rachael Cormicle, 26, of Bristol for false pretenses on March 13.
The police allege that on two occasions she had convinced cashiers at Shaw’s Supermarket that she had purchased items in the store that were faulty or not what she wanted, when, in actuality, she hadn’t actually purchased the items. The store gave her a $40 gift card on one occasion and a $70 gift card on another, said Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team romped to three wins in the latter half of last week to improve to 5-0, 4-0 in NESCAC. The Panthers were ranked No. 7 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll.
On Wednesday, the Panthers topped host Skidmore, 16-5, dropping the Thoroughbreds to 3-1.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — On Thursday night, members of the Middlebury River task force — comprised of citizens, scientists and local officials — spoke with more than 50 people in East Middlebury about the contentious future of the river that flooded the village during Tropical Storm Irene.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is asking the state Legislature to allocate $200,000 for additional manpower to investigate and prosecute child pornography offenders, this in view of the fact that only a small fraction of such cases are able to be pursued under current budget constraints.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Community Television (MCTV) and Ilsley Public Library are becoming more and more aligned in seeking to not only distribute published content, but to help people create and distribute their own content.
“We’re looking to the future, and we’re seeing our missions converge more and more,” MCTV Executive Director Dick Thodal said following the Middlebury nonprofit’s annual meeting at the Ilsley Thursday night.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Superior Court Judge Helen Toor on Thursday ruled against incumbent Vergennes Union Elementary School board director Cheryl Brinkman’s appeal of her 239-238 Town Meeting Day election loss to challenger Susan Ferland.
That tally had been confirmed by a March 12 Board of Civil Authority recount, but city officials also acknowledged a transcription error that day resulted in confusion over the total amount of votes cast.