VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued three citations this past weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol, all to men between the ages of 20 and 22.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Robert H. Meacham III, 33, of Cornwall and charged him with first-degree aggravated domestic assault and unlawful restraint, following an investigation in the Route 7 South area on Dec. 5. Police said a woman alleged that Meacham had assaulted her the previous day in Cornwall.
Meacham was lodged that evening at the Marble Valley Correctional Center, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of approximately 12 Christmas trees from Green Haven Nursery in New Haven.
The Route 7 business recently had 500 Christmas trees delivered and they reported that approximately 12 were stolen overnight between Dec. 4 and 5. The value of each tree is approximately $40.
The trooper recommended that the property owner use game cameras in an effort to obtain photographic evidence on those stealing the Christmas trees.
MIDDLEBURY — UD-3 school directors will meet on Dec. 18 in hopes of finalizing a 2014-2015 budget for Middlebury Union middle and high schools that currently reflects a 2.8-percent spending increase as well as 3.2 fewer educator positions at MUMS.
FERRISBURGH — At a meeting last week with Town Clerk and Treasurer Chet Hawkins and town auditors, the Ferrisburgh selectboard changed course and agreed with Hawkins’ recommendation to advertise for a part-time assistant treasurer.
In November the selectboard had advertised for a full-time treasurer, but at an occasionally tense Nov. 19 meeting Hawkins said he would not step down from his post to allow the selectboard to hire a treasurer because he believed it would be better for him to hire someone for the job.
MIDDLEBURY — With its prominent depiction in the holiday film classic “Miracle on 34th Street,” Macy’s Department Store in New York City has become symbolic of the fantasy many children share about the bounties of Christmas.
BRISTOL — The village police department has settled into a new space that officers say is more suitable for a modern police force.
The new, 2,200-square-foot headquarters for the Bristol Police Department, which has three full-time officers and five part-timers who work on an as-needed basis, is located at 72 Munsill Ave. in the Bristol Works.
Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said the difference between the new facility and the old department, which was located in the basement of Holley Hall, is “night and day.”
BRISTOL — John Gemignani will give an artist’s talk at the WalkOver Gallery in Bristol on Thursday evening, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. He will talk about his art, work, perspective, subject matter, technique and changes in progressions in his work as an artist. This will be an interesting evening with an established, mature artist.