March 12th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Eight local fencers earned medals on March 1 and 2 at the 21st annual Middlebury Open, which was held at Middlebury Union Middle School.
Two earned gold, Vermont Fencing Association coach Viveka Fox of Addison in Veterans Foil and Weybridge’s Ryan Bagley in two youth categories.
Gold, silver and two bronzes were awarded in each event. The medal winners were:
WINDSOR — Five local high school seniors will play in Saturday’s annual Vermont Basketball Coaches Association North-South Classic at Windsor High School, and a sixth will be honored.
Four of those athletes will play together for the North team in the Division I and II girls’ all-star game: Mount Abraham’s Ashlie Fay and Meghan Livingston and Otter Valley’s Olivia Bloomer and Brittany Bushey.
BRISTOL — Bristol police recently submitted a log of their activity from November 2013. The major offenses were reported closer to the times of the incidents, but the following is the full log for November, when Bristol police:
• On Nov. 1 responded to a report of a suspicious man in the woods near Merchants Bank. The man was not found.
• On Nov. 1 responded to 61 Pine St. for a reported burglar alarm and found an employee had unknowingly tripped it.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week responded to a couple of one-car crashes that were attributed to winter road conditions.
On March 5 at 6:14 p.m. troopers were called to a one-car crash on Route 125 in Hancock. Police said a driver of a pickup truck lost control when he went over a frost heave at 40-45 mph. The truck slid on some ice, struck a snow bank and overturned.
Francis Goodwin, 57, of Graysville was taken to Gifford Medical Center to be evaluated for neck pain.
VERGENNES — Following a Sunday bad check case, Vergennes police are advising business owners and employees to be careful about accepting checks, especially for amounts in excess of purchase prices.
Police Chief George Merkel cautioned businesses to accept checks only from familiar people or accounts, advice he offered after a Main Street business accepted a bad check for food that was never picked up.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a stabbing on Court Street on March 4. Police determined that the complainant had not been stabbed but had actually injured himself.
Police got some mental health counseling for the complainant.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Separated a Court Street couple engaged in a heated verbal argument on March 4.
MIDDLEBURY — As he closes in on one year as Middlebury’s first-ever business development director, Jamie Gaucher is pursuing some promising leads that he hopes will culminate in a substantial new manufacturing facility in the town’s industrial park and an incubator space at the local airport for emerging new companies developing value-added agricultural products.