April 30th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jeffrey Manshel, 22, of Weybridge for possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana; and Joshua Benoit, 22, of Bridport for possession of less than 2.5 grams of cocaine, following a traffic stop on Weybridge Street on April 26. Police said they searched the vehicle after having successfully applied for a search warrant from the Addison County Courthouse.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
BRISTOL — Bristol police on April 18 arrested Dorothy Stauss Hutchinson, 53, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police reported that on that Friday at around 10:30 p.m. they stopped Hutchinson, of Sudbury, Mass., on Route 116 for speeding, drifting into the oncoming lane and failing to signal.
A police press release said that Hutchinson admitted to consuming wine; tests later determined her to have a blood alcohol level of 0.082 percent, slightly higher than the legal limit of 0.08.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week cited an 18-year-old Panton resident for grand larceny and false pretenses, charges that stem from allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from Vergennes Union High School and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union.
Police allege that Justin Strona obtained the routing and checking account numbers for VUHS and used them to withdraw $7,356 in August 2013 and $3,000 more in January 2014. Police alleged Strona used the money to pay for tuition at Castleton State College.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks are investigating an incident where a bullet passed through a window of a residence located on Munger Street in New Haven. It is believed the incident occurred on April 22 at approximately 9:15 p.m.
There was no one at the residence when the incident occurred.
A stop sign at the intersection of Munger Street and Cobble Road had also been shot.
ADDISON COUNTY — It’s that time of year again. With winter’s departure (finally), a number of unsightly surprises from tires to cans and bottles left by accident or simple carelessness have revealed themselves on the side of public roads.
And this Saturday, May 3, all of it must go — it’s Green Up Day.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Development Review Board this month approved a 50-lot housing subdivision on a 94-acre parcel that borders West Main Street, Hopkins Road, Otter Creek, and homes and apartments on Hillside Drive.
MIDDLEBURY — Warren Frost has slowed down, just a little. The actor, whose five-decade career included roles on the TV shows “Twin Peaks,” “Matlock” and “Seinfeld,” will give a talk this Thursday on his unpredictable, hilarious and sometimes strange career in show business.
BRANDON — Voters OK’d a revised Neshobe Elementary School budget in an April 22 re-vote, by a tally of 458-276.
Around 60 percent of those who showed up at the polls this past Tuesday favored the spending plan, which was defeated March 4 (638-576); but only a little more than half as many people cast ballots compared with the Town Meeting Day election.
The $5,321,670 spending plan contained a 1.36 percent increase in expenditures over the current budget and will raise the local school tax rate by 1 cent, from $0.69 to $0.70.