October 13th, 2011
BRISTOL — The U.S. military marked its 10th year of war in Afghanistan last Friday, and the Five Town Peace Coalition wasn’t prepared to let anyone passing through Bristol’s Main Street forget it.
MIDDLEBURY — This weekend the sport of quidditch will come home to Middlebury, where the game was first played by non-wizard humans seven years ago. On Sunday beginning at 9 a.m., with Mead Chapel’s bells ringing the theme from the Harry Potter movies, caped college students will kick off a full day of the wizarding game.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team weathered an early storm on Tuesday and emerged with a 2-1 overtime victory over Mount Anthony, one of the state’s better Division I outfits.
The Otters, a team coming off heavy graduation losses after appearing in last fall’s D-II final, improved to 6-4-1. Two of their losses have come to the top teams in D-II, and the other two to D-I Rutland. MAU fell to 7-4-1 with its first loss in four games — the Patriots’ last loss also came to OV.
I guess the moral of the story is $537 million just doesn’t go as far as it used to.
That figure is the approximate sum of the collective payrolls of the New York Yankees (a Derek Jeter bloop hit short of $203 million), Philadelphia Phillies (within the Phanatic’s footprint of $173 million) and Boston Red Sox (a Pesky Pole homer shy of $162 million).
ADDISON COUNTY — On Oct. 4 at a little after 6 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a reported family fight in Weybridge.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police said on Oct. 9 they anticipate citing six area juveniles this week on unlawful mischief charges in connection with graffiti discovered on town property in recent days. Graffiti included a phone number spray painted on the old mill by the water fall, the word “BALTAZAR” painted on the back side of the Battell Bridge facing the river along with the letter “A” with a circle around it, and another letter “A” spray painted on the front side of the bridge.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating the Saturday theft of a ceremonial Native American spearhead from the Bixby Library.
Police said a library employee discovered at about 1 p.m. on Saturday a glass display case in a second-story room had been damaged and the spearhead was missing.
Police are following at least one lead in the case, they said.
In other incidents between Oct. 3 and 9, Vergennes police:
The numbers from Tropical Storm Irene are slowly coming in, offering a fuller picture of the storm’s damage and the potential cost to the state and local communities. The challenge is to find the silver lining.