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September 1st, 2016

Naloxone being sold without prescription

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTONIn the face of a recent spate of heroin overdoses and growing fears that, in addition to fentanyl-laced heroin, a more dangerous version of the drug called carfentanil is poised to move into the state, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD, announced reently that the Department of Health has issued a standing order for the opioid overdose rescue drug naloxone (brand name Narcan) for all of Vermont.

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Middlebury seeking a police dog

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters at their town meeting next March will be asked to support a patrol dog program for their local police department as a way of helping officers out in the field.

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Pipeline foes trying a new venue for appeal

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol attorney Jim Dumont believes his latest salvo against Vermont Gas Systems’ Addison Natural Gas Project has the potential to stop the pipeline in its tracks.

Dumont asserts that the 41-mile natural gas pipeline being built from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes is a distribution project and hence belongs under the Act 250 land development umbrella; not a transmission project, which would rightfully be overseen by the Public Service Board.

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Mayer pens story of intrigue and redemption in Weimar Germany

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Yom Kippur — the holiest day on the Jewish calendar — is about atonement, “a day to seek God’s forgiveness for our transgressions,” says Dr. Jack Mayer, a beloved local pediatrician and budding author.

So it seems only fitting that Mayer should become so inspired by a Yom Kippur sermon back in 1992 that he would spend the next 24 years faithfully penning a compelling story of redemption, centering on a villain in one of the darkest periods in human history: The birth of the Third Reich in Germany.

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Vermont State Police Log: DUI a recurring theme in accidents last week

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police reported two head-on crashes late last week, both involving drunk drivers.

The first was on Friday, Aug. 26, when at approximately 4:49 p.m. troopers responded to a two-car, head-on crash on Middle Road in Bridport. Police found a heavily damaged, overturned truck in a field. Police investigated, and screened the driver of the truck, identified as Joshua Clark, 23, of Livingston, Tenn., for driving under the influence.

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Middlebury Police Log: Barre man cited for fourth DUI

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Paul R. Alzaga, 49, of Barre for driving under the influence (fourth offense) following a stop on Court Street on Aug. 26.

Police said Alzaga refused to submit to a breath test. Alzaga was lodged that evening for lack of bail.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Investigated a suspected vandalism case on Buttolph Drive on Aug. 23.

•  Responded to a report of a man making harassing phone calls to Porter Hospital on Aug. 23.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police nab N.J. man for human trafficking

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A routine traffic stop for speeding conducted by Vergennes police on Aug. 26 led to the arrest of a New Jersey man wanted in Maryland on human trafficking and prostitution charges.

Vergennes police said they pulled over a pickup truck hauling a trailer on West Main Street on that Friday. They discovered there was an outstanding April 2015 warrant for the arrest of the driver, Richard J. Espenschied, 32, of Delran, N.J.

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Fall sports seasons set to start at local high schools

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The 2016 high school fall sports season kicks off this weekend, and by the end of next week all the Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Vergennes teams will have had their first taste of action.

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