January 2nd, 2014
The recent story about the UD-3 school board approving a new budget did not have some relevant information that led the board to maintain the current number of teachers at Middlebury Union Middle School rather than reduce the staff this year due to declining enrollment as was proposed at the beginning of the budget process.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police found their caseload reduced during a slow holiday week. Between Dec. 23 and 29, city police:
• On Dec. 26 helped the Addison County Sheriff’s department process a drunk-driving case.
• On Dec. 26 aided Vermont State Police at a Ferrisburgh home with a suicidal man; VSP took him to Porter Hospital for counseling.
• On Dec. 26 took a dog back to a South Maple Street home; a citizen had found the canine wandering loose.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Thomas Husk, 56, of Middlebury for violation of his conditions of release, following a reported disturbance at a North Pleasant Street residence on Dec. 16. A woman told police that Husk had banged on her door, allegedly in an attempt to get into her apartment.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Christmas Eve cited a Brandon man for embezzlement.
Troopers reported that Andrew Grandchamp, 52, of Brandon was working at the Rosen Berger salvage yard in Rutland when he allegedly falsified the weight of scrap metal presented by Robert Withington, 42, of Rutland. Police alleged that in return for this Withington gave Grandchamp a pack of cigarettes.
December 31st, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Town officials in Middlebury on Tuesday announced that they have moved the location of Tuesday night’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
Due to severe icing conditions at the American Legion Field on Creek Road — the traditional site for the fireworks — the fireworks display was moved to the recreation park between Mary Hogan School and the Memorial Sports Center.
I no longer remember who gave us the advice, but when our family first moved to Vermont some wise soul told my husband and me: “The winters are long and cold. The best way to survive them is to find an outdoor activity that you enjoy.”