July 15th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on July 7 responded to two separate incidents involving men either threatening to use a firearm, or publicly displaying one.
VERGENNES — Littering, noise complaints, medical emergencies and drug cases ranging from an overdose to possession of small amounts of marijuana were among the incidents that kept Vergennes police busy between July 6 and 12.
During those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On July 6 at 2 a.m. told youths playing basketball on the city courts to turn down music and to move off the court a car with its headlights on; police told the youths they could finish their game before leaving.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent activity in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, the following took place:
Chad Badore, 43, of Vergennes pleaded innocent to a June 6 charge of driving under the influence, and was released with conditions.
Lewis Bent, 57, of Middlebury pleaded innocent to a June 14 charge of driving under the influence, and was released with conditions.
After several years in the planning stage, just what would suddenly prompt members of the Middlebury business community to stridently oppose a $45 million to $55 million project to rebuild two deteriorating railway underpasses in the heart of Middlebury’s downtown?
The simple answer is “mission creep” of a magnitude that could seriously damage the viability of downtown businesses, and irreparably damage the fabric of the larger community.
MIDDLEBURY — Frank Sesno, former CNN correspondent, challenges people with the question of why so much of the environmental sustainability story in the U.S. has fallen flat or been politicized. He will give a talk at Middlebury College, titled “The Sustainability Story,” on Thursday, July 16, at 4:30 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 216. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“I am so bored. I’m bored to death!” moans my 7-year-old daughter.
BRIDPORT — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is alerting the public to a short-term road closure occurring on Route 125, 1.6 miles east of Route 22A in the town in Bridport.
Construction crews will be replacing Bridge No. 5, beginning Tuesday, July 14, at 6 p.m.
Route 125 will be closed to through traffic at this location until Friday, July 17. The road will reopen at 6 p.m. on Friday.