June 4th, 2014
SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Defending Ernie’s Tools 358-Modified champion Todd Stone of Middlebury scored his first 2014 Airborne Speedway win on Saturday. Stone started on the pole and drove to his 13th career Airborne victory.
Stone powered past Pat McGrail for the lead in the G. Stone Motors 1x on lap three. He chose the outside lane on the race’s only restart and never gave up the top spot.
Stone said he feels he is beginning to get into the groove.
The first moose was a big bull. It stepped onto the road a hundred yards in front of my car and began to saunter across, without consideration of my need to decelerate quickly. Starksboro resident Rich Warren and I were driving Maine Highway 26 through Grafton Notch north toward the Magalloway River. Over the next 45 minutes he and I would see nine more moose. Most were yearlings — the moose equivalent of teenagers likely just kicked out of home so that mom could make way for a new arrival.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team earned the No. 5 seed for the Division I playoffs and was set to take on No. 12 Essex (5-10) on Wednesday after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.
CLINTON, N.Y. — New Haven resident and Mount Abraham Union High School graduate Greg Scott was named by Hamilton College as its outstanding male senior athlete at a late-May awards banquet.
Scott, a third-team NCAA Division III Golf Coaches Association of America All-American in 2011, received the 2014 Jack B. Riffle Award at Hamilton’s senior varsity athlete awards dinner on May 20.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week cited a Starksboro man for allegedly trying to take regulated drugs into the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland.
Det. Trooper Michael Notte reported that on May 16 the Department of Corrections Rutland Field Supervisory Unit took 23-year-old Andrew Bissonette to the prison. During the entry process, correction officers conducted a routine search and located a small plastic bag containing marijuana belonging to Bissonette, Notte alleged.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on May 26 arrested a Bristol man and cited him for violating the terms of a relief-from-abuse order by allegedly making a series of phone and text threats to a Vergennes woman.
Vergennes and Vermont State police together arrested Timothy A. Cousino, 34, after the woman, whom they described as an ex-girlfriend, provided evidence that Monday at the city police station.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report on May 27 that someone had recently attempted to tip over the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that is located between the St. Mary’s rectory and the church. Police said that fortunately no damage was done to the statue and they were able to reset it on its stand.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
6/4 #12 Essex vs. #5 MUHS................ 15-11
6/3 #12 Spaulding at #5 MUHS ........... Susp.
6/4 #9 Stratton vs. #8 Mt. Abe................ 13-9