March 19th, 2014
There is something going on at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier that Vermonters need to pay attention to. The House bill to grant paid sick days (H.208) to Vermont workers has stalled because our representatives are apparently more interested in representing the retailers, the grocers and the Chamber of Commerce than in acting in the interest of the workers of this state, who voted them into office.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Middlebury College women’s distance medley relay team earned all-American honors for the fifth straight season to highlight the Panthers’ efforts this past weekend at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championship meet, hosted by the University of Nebraska.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III, on Saturday improved to 3-0 with a 7-2 victory over 17th-ranked M.I.T.
The Panthers will next take to the court for five matches out in California during its spring break trip, starting with a visit to 12th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are considering criminal charges in a traffic mishap in which the wheels came off a tractor-trailer on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and struck a Toyota Corolla, resulting in a crash that totaled the car and sent its driver to the hospital.
VERGENNES — Winter weather kept Vergennes busy between March 10 and 16, especially during the midweek storm that dumped close to two feet of snow on parts of the county.
On Wednesday, March 12, city police directed traffic around or otherwise helped out five tractor-trailer trucks, four of them stuck on the icy roads downtown and one of which slid off the road further north on Main Street.
BRISTOL — Bristol police recently issued a log of their activity for the month of January. A notable call that month came on Jan. 24 when an officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on West Street. The driver said she couldn’t get cell service in Lincoln, so she was using her computer and iPad from West Street.
When the driver said she was cold and unable to start her car, police provided her with a cup of hot chocolate and jump-started her car.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a reported burglary at a South Pleasant Street residence on March 13. Police said the stolen items included a 0.22-caliber Ruger revolver and a 0.22-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun.
The investigation is ongoing.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
MIDDLEBURY — Three organization will host a networking event for people interested in hemp on Wednesday, March 19, in Middlebury. The evening will also feature a special screening of the hemp documentary “Bringing it Home.”
The event, hosted by Rural Vermont, Full Sun Company of Middlebury, VT, and Vote Hemp, is intended for all those interested in cultivating hemp, and networking with other Vermont farmers, processors and advocates. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Ilsley Public Library.