November 26th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Friday, Nov. 22, responded to a noise complaint at a Woodland Park residence that turned out to be an underage drinking party. Police are serving court diversion paperwork to those involved and will contact the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office about possible charges against an individual for furnishing alcohol to minors.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a trespassing complaint at a Route 7 North residence on Nov. 18.
RIPTON — Vermont State Police are asking for help from the public in finding a Ripton man who is missing.
Police on Monday received a report that James Daignault, 54, was missing.
Daignault was seen on Saturday, Nov. 23, at approximately 10 a.m. when he was leaving his residence in Ripton en route to a food shelf in Burlington. He never returned.
NCAA Sectional At Middlebury
11/23 Middlebury vs. Misericordia .......... 5-1
11/23 J. Hopkins vs. Williams ...... 2-1 (2OT)
11/24 Midd. vs. Johns Hopkins .............. 1-0
11/22 Stevenson vs. Midd. .................. 80-69
MIDDLEBURY — Defense, goaltending and senior Scarlett Kirk’s strike with 17 seconds to go gave the host Middlebury College women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Johns Hopkins in Sunday’s NCAA Division III Sectional final — and it sent the Panthers where the program has never been before, to the tournament’s final four.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials on Nov. 19 interviewed three New York-based companies competing for the right to serve as general contractor for the upcoming replacement of the downtown railroad overpasses on Merchants Row and Main Street.
The three companies in the running include:
• Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors Inc. of Glenmont, N.Y.
• Tetra Tech Construction of Gloversville, N.Y.
MONTPELIER (AP) — The growing numbers of pre-trial detainees in Vermont prisons and paying sheriffs to monitor mentally ill patients in hospital emergency rooms are among the many budget pressures facing Vermont state government.
That word came Wednesday as officials with the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin briefed lawmakers on the budget challenges they’re expected to face when they return in January.
BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union is looking for a new business manager, the district said on its website. The current Chief Financial Officer is Ed Gomeau.
The chief financial officer oversees a staff of six, reports directly to the superintendent, and oversees $27 million in expenditures annually, the job posting stated. When reached for comment, district data and communications specialist Karen Wheeler declined to say when or why Gomeau was leaving, though the job posting said the new contract start date is Jan. 15, 2014.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Green Playground Committee, which is raising funds to build a new playground on the town green, kicked off its fundraising campaign this past Wednesday at the Bobcat Café on Main Street.
The committee, a joint venture of the Bristol Recreation Department and the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership, is using the crowd-funding website indiegogo.com to raise money. The goal is to raise $11,000 in 30 days — as of Nov. 22 at noon, $3,415 had been raised from 26 donations, most of which were between $25 and $50.