January 17th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Twenty-two people operating out of an 11,000-square-foot space in Middlebury’s industrial park are poised to deliver international language instruction to classrooms throughout Vermont — an effort they hope will help build the skills of the state’s workforce.
ADDISON COUNTY — Thursday, Jan. 10, was a bad night for a 23-year-old man from Elizabethtown, N.Y., when it came to driving on Addison County roads.
At a few minutes after 8 p.m. that evening Vermont State Police responded to a one-car crash on Route 125 in Cornwall. Trooper Timothy Hanley reported that the driver, Nickolas Mahler, told him that he swerved to miss a deer, and, in doing so, drove his 2011 Chevy Impala off Route 125 and into a small grove of trees. The accident resulted in front-end damage to the vehicle, but no one was injured.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 9 cited a 20-year-old city resident for a felony count of selling marijuana.
Cited was Chelsea Barrows of West Street. Police said the citation was the result of a lengthy investigation.
In other action between Jan. 7 and 13, Vergennes police:
Editor’s note: As a result of a recent switch in computer software at the Middlebury Police Department, the weekly crime log that is provided electronically by police does not include the level of detail to which our readers have grown accustomed through the years. The Addison Independentis working with Middlebury police to find a way to restore the crime log to its previous level of detail.
Sas Carey is in Mongolia trying not to buy a drum. It is a shaman’s drum, made with three-year-old female deer skin with a sheep’s tail beater. It is perfect, but she is running out of money and she has told herself and her friends she is not going to buy it.
She lies in bed sleepless. Her heart beats. She feels desire. She tells herself she is not going to buy the drum.
A friend brings the drum for her to see. He tells her to beat it — really smack it.
Editor's note: This story has been updated since it was originally posted to add information on other drug busts in the county.
FERRISBURGH — Vergennes and Vermont State Police on Monday arrested two Ferrisburgh men and one Cornwall man on a number of drug charges, most notably the sale of heroin.
This was the latest in a string of arrests involving the sale of heroin in Addison County.
MONKTON — Cars filled the parking lot of the Monkton Firehouse and lined the shoulder of States Prison Hollow Road for some distance in either direction last Thursday evening. Inside, the building was filled to capacity with citizens ready to give senior management from Vermont Gas Systems a piece of their mind about the South Burlington company’s proposed route for a natural gas pipeline.
VERGENNES — While Ferrisburgh continues with a cautious approach to a solar array on town property that some estimate could net the town a half-million dollars over the next two decades, the city of Vergennes has jumped in and put making a similar deal on the fast track.